Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Wednesday 20 October |
Saint of the Day: St. Paul of the Cross
Aleteia logo
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Vatican Spokesman Raises Questions About Pope’s Latest Interview

© CTV

Catholic News Agency - published on 07/14/14

Scalfari published another conversation with Pope Francis Oct. 1, and it was the first “interview” Pope Francis granted.

On that occasion, Father Lombardi maintained that the text was overall faithful to the Pope’s thought, even though it could not be considered part of his magisterium.

The interview was first inserted among the Pope’s speeches on the Vatican’s website, translated in six languages, and later removed from the Vatican’s website because “the information in the interview is reliable on a general level, but not on the level of each individual point analyzed,” Father Lombardi said Nov. 15.

One month after the publication of the “interview,” in a meeting with journalists of the Foreign Press Association of Rome, Scalfari conceded it is “really possible” that some of the Pope’s words he reported “were not shared by the Pope himself.”

On that occasion, Scalfari explained that his interviews are conducted without a recording device, nor taking notes while the person is speaking.

“I try to understand the person I am interviewing, and after that, I write his answers with my own words,” Scalfari explained.

In the latest controversy, Father Lombardi noticed that Scalfari “clearly attributed these two sentences to the Pope,” but “strangely, the quotation marks are opened, but not closed.”

“Did Scalfari forget to end the quote or was it an explicit acknowledge that he was making a manipulation for naive readers?”

Courtesy of Catholic News Agency

  • 1
  • 2
Tags:
Pope Francis
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
difficult people
Zoe Romanowsky
How to love people you don’t really like
2
saint teresa of Avila
Zelda Caldwell
Now there’s a computer font based on St. Teresa of Avila’s handwr...
3
AVENIDO BROTHERS
Agnès Pinard Legry
Three brothers ordained priests on the same day in the Philippine...
4
SQUID GAMES
Philip Kosloski
How the violence in ‘Squid Game’ can impact your soul
5
Philip Kosloski
A scientist describes the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima
6
JUAN ELIAS MEDINA
Kathleen N. Hattrup
A martyr’s last letter to his mother
7
Theresa Civantos Barber
How following Christ is like falling in love
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.