The German cardinal backs an Italian politician’s controversial displays of his Catholic faith and says Pope Francis’ meetings with atheist Eugenio Scalfari are a “vain effort.”
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Statement from communications head followed an Oct. 9 statement from the director of the Holy See Press Office.
In a column published today, Eugenio Scalfari, founder of Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, claimed the Holy Father told him that he ‘conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, a man, not God incarnate.’
A recent meeting between Pope Francis and Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 93, was a 'private meeting for the occasion of Easter, however without giving him any interview,' a Holy See communique stated.
Director of a semi-official Vatican news site says interview in which the Pope is supposed to have said "communists think like Christians" was not recorded.
Co-founder of 'La Repubblica' newspaper recounts Pope's words, most probably made in jest.
Vatican spokesman says La Repubblica article quoting Pope as wanting "all divorcees" admitted to the sacraments "cannot be considered the Pope's thinking"