Cardinal Attacks Martin Over Twins
RICKY MARTIN's baby news hasn't been well received by everyone - one leading Latino Catholic cardinal has slammed the pop star for acting without dignity.
The Puerto Rican singer recently fathered twin boys, born to a surrogate mother, who is rumoured to be a cousin of the singer.
And, following on from congratulations from his pop peers, those who aren't happy about Martin's new paternal role are speaking out now.
The cardinal of Honduras, Oscar Andres Rodriguez, accuses the singer of going against human dignity.
On a visit to Chile, the Catholic leader said, "What Martin did diminishes the dignity of a human being. You can't just buy or rent life. It's even worse when someone famous and in the public eye is doing it."
And he isn't alone - Mexican talk show host Esteban Arce has also spoken out against Martin.
On his show Matutino Express, Arce said, "I don't think it's right to deny children of maternal figures, just because you have a big ego."