Hmmm. In the same week in which Father Lombardi, Vatican Press Flack, has warned us that in the current Scalfari interview we must not assume that the Pope is being correctly quoted, the first Scalfari interview from last fall is back up on the Vatican website. Go here to view it. It had been taken down last fall when questions arose as to its accuracy. Since it is back up, Popewatch assumes that it must therefore have accurately reflected what the Pope said at the time, or it is truly bizarre for the Vatican to be re-posting it, especially when the veracity of the second interview is being questioned. If the readers of PopeWatch are confused by all of this, PopeWatch welcomes their company.
Update: The interview is back down again. In regard to the current administration at the Vatican these words of Casey Stengel do seem apropos: “Can’t anybody here play this game?”