The above wasn’t the headline
used, but I thought it was fair play since every
time the Vatican or the Pope makes a statement it seems they are slamming or
Mr Nielsen, EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian
Aid, said: "This
is where bigotry gets into the big discussion."
He condemned the Vatican’s "lack of love for human beings" and "unwillingness
to take their situation seriously".
Mr Nielsen said it forced people into "a terrible choice of abstinence
or lose the blessing of the Church".
The Vatican refused to be interviewed for the programme.
But Bishop Rafael Llano Cifuentes, Auxiliary Bishop
of Rio de Janeiro, told the programme "people are being deceived" by
the message that condoms can prevent HIV infection.
He said: "The Church is a mother. What mother
would allow her son to go on a plane if she knew there was a 15% chance it