It would seem the evulness of losing millions of devout parishioners to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and everywhere the Vatican Taliban enjoys enforcing its own brand of religious dogma, is worse than the evil of safe sex.
When asked whether the Catholic Church is "fundamentally against the use of condoms", the Pope is said to have replied [...] "It of course does not see it as a real and moral solution. "In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality," he said.
The Pope gives the example of the use of condoms by prostitutes as "a first step towards moralisation", even though condoms are "not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection".
Oh, and in case Dodo Can Spew - Blob Blogging Whinger's BFF - happens to be the one to alert authorities, that phone number for 9-1-1?