Well well, that’s quite not the way things went.
Regarding AIDS, he stated that he rejects the notion that considers it “a punishment from God,” instead stating that “this epidemic is sort of intrinsic justice, not at all a punishment.” Mind you, he was not even directly addressing homosexuals, nor referring to them in the least bit. He continued saying: “All I’m saying is that sometimes there are consequences linked to our actions”. It was a call to responsibility, and one that promotes chastity, abstinence, and condemns premarital sex or all sexual activity outside of marriage. He stated that “HIV carriers merit respect and must not suffer discrimination.”
When asked about his position on homosexuality, he replied: “The same as Freud: it is an imperfectly developed stage of human sexuality which contradicts its inner logic.”
Regards to the priests, your exposition is poorly worded and entirely erroneous.
Speaking at a parliamentary commission on child abuse, he said that “for too long the church thought only about itself and about its priests and now it is time to think about the victims of sexual abuse”. He announced that he would voluntarily donate to a “solidarity fund” to compensate victims of sexual abuse "not because we are obliged to do that, but because we want to show solidarity".
He stated that paedophile priests should be sent before justice; he added that - according to his personal point of view - retired priests (over 70 years old, that is) who committed sexual abuse should be made aware of what they did but spared removal from the priesthood.
Regardless, it is quite childish to hit someone on the face with a cake - unless we are in a circus, in which case we are free to make fools of ourselves. After all, such clownish behavior degrades he who performs it, not he who falls victim to it :shrug: