Vatican backtracks over Pope's condom stance -Times Online I am not so interested in the Pope's barmy view that condoms aggravate the spread of AIDS in Africa, and the death and misery that that may cause, but it appears that the Vatican has been so shocked by world condemnation of his opinion that they have quietly edited his comments in the "official" Vatican record. It now says that condoms "risk" aggravating the spread of AIDS. Still a loony opinion, but not an edict. So it appears that the Pope is fallible. Oops.