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Dolan confirms error in Scalfari interview


(NOTE: An update to this story appears below.)

While stressing the basic “trustworthiness” of a recent blockbuster interview with Pope Francis by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, left room on Oct. 2 for the possibility of small imprecisions.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who was among the cardinals who elected Francis, today confirmed one such error – a point of fact, as it happens, with important implications for understanding the immediate reaction of Pope Francis to his election.

Pope Francis' challenge to clergy a welcome clarion call


Editor's note: This blog previously appeared on Renee Schafer Horton's blog, Bus Stop Jesus, on Sept. 22. It has been edited for style and clarity.

Months ago, I wrote about Pope Francis and the possibility of change in the church. According to last week's extensive interview with various Jesuit journals, it seems that change may be here -- at least in the Vatican.



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