In a remarkable development concerning Pope Francis’ sensational interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica published this week, the interviewer has admitted to neither recording nor even taking notes of the exchange.
Eugenio Scalfari has said he did show the text to the Holy Father for approval, but it isn’t clear how closely the Pope read it.
In a statement, the Vatican has stressed that the text was an “after-the-fact reconstruction” and so “run[s] the risk of either missing some key details or conflating various moments or events recounted during the oral interview.”
It has nevertheless attested to the overall "trustworthiness" of the interview.
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