Is it committing a crime against the papacy to suggest (in La Croix, moreover) that the words of Pope Francis, on the plane which brought him back from Athens to Rome, as reported yesterday by our special envoy permanent, are, say, slightly confused, not to say a little weird? Regarding the resignation of Bishop Aupetit, accepted subito presto by the Vatican, Francis begins by saying that the Archbishop of Paris was the victim of “gossip” (do we accept a resignation because of gossip?), While at the same time accusing him of a “breach of the sixth commandment” and by confusing, in passing, his secretary with the woman to whom he would have lavished “massages and caresses”.
To conclude that he accepted his resignation “not on the altar of truth but on that of hypocrisy”. Understand who can. It is not clearer about the report of Ciase, which he begins by reproaching his lack of attention to “the interpretation that one makes”, before admitting that he had not read it. I have already noted, here, that it is always by plane that Pope Francis indulges in mind-blowing confidences, as if, freed from earthly gravities, intoxicated by the altitude, he could let himself go freewheeling. . There is, it seems to me, for our permanent special envoy to Rome, a beautiful subject of investigation, with perhaps even, why not, an interview with the Pope himself on the subject. I say that, eh, I say nothing.