“Pope Benedict on Wednesday angrily denounced media coverage of a leaks scandal shaking the Roman Catholic Church, saying it presented a false image of the Holy See.” Thus runs the lede of a Reuters story today.
Yes, the Pope definitely said that the media reports were creating a false impression of the Vatican. He was critical of the reporting, so you might say—with a bit of understandable exaggeration—that he “denounced” the coverage. But angrily?
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Posted by: Bveritas2322 -
Dec. 11, 2018 10:12 PM ET USA
I'm not impressed. Francis is a very cynical manipulator, and I believe these remarks are nothing but a means of providing cover for a future opportunity to say the exact opposite.
Posted by: MatJohn -
Dec. 11, 2018 8:06 PM ET USA
Now whose ox is gored?
Posted by: feedback -
Dec. 08, 2018 9:17 AM ET USA
The Pope certainly threw a spoke in Martin's wheel. And not a moment too soon.