"You can't resolve [the AIDS problem] with the distribution of condoms," the pope told reporters aboard the Alitalia plane headed to Yaounde. "On the contrary, it increases the problem."Oh, I get it now! If you tell people they can't use condoms, they'll stop having sex. And that will solve the problem, right?
Seriously, though, no one has ever said that the AIDS problem can solved simply by distributing more condoms. At best, you can reduce the rate at which it spreads. But condom use has to be part of the solution. So for the pope to suggest that anyone is trying to solve the problem by distributing condoms is disingenuous. And to insist that condoms not be distributed - in the hopes that it will somehow stop people from having sex - is criminal.