Surely more accurate to have said "My own hope of the end of religious faiths...".
If there wasn't a 'church leader' spouting his views, then I reckon other 'groups' would just take their place and then their 'leaders' would continue spouting whatever they liked. Plus ca change! Wonder what percentage of young Catholics actually follow advice about condoms??
He's entitled to his own views I suppose, the same as everybody else even if the are still operating as if in the middle ages! Fortunately the majority of the rest of the world are somewhat more up to date with scientific evidence to the contrary of what he says! Enlightened people were using condoms even in the middle ages against the preachings of the 'Church' per se.
I agree, a totally irresponsible attitude which regretfully may be followed by millions of Catholics who don't know any better. They wonder why people don't bother any more. Perhaps if the clergy came into the real world and indentified more with the people things may be different. I was once a Catholic, but gave it up as pure myth decades ago. Myth, by the way, includes all religions worldwide.