Well that took long enough. The infamous Scalfari interview has been removed from the Vatican website.
An interview Pope Francis gave to the atheist writer Eugenio Scalfari and published on Oct. 1 was removed from the Vatican website on Nov. 15 because not “each individual point analyzed” in the piece is reliable, said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi.
“The information in the interview is reliable on a general level but not on the level of each individual point analysed,” Fr. Lombardi said on Friday. “This is why it was decided the text should not be available for consultation on the Holy See website. Its removal is a final update on the nature of this text. Some mistakes were made regarding its value, which was questioned. The Secretariat of State took the decision.”
Go here to read the rest. Hmmm, questions were raised immediately about the veracity of portions of the interview from the moment of its release, yet it up it went on the Vatican website. Then it stayed there for a month and a half. Why was it put up? Why was it taken down?