‘Can‘t anybody here play this game?’
As the center of a global institution that includes one-sixth of the human race, one would have thought that the issue of translation of Church documents would have been something that the Vatican would long ago have mastered. Alas no, apparently.
Joe at Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam has been doing yeoman work in attempting to correct the inexcusably sloppy translation from Spanish to English of Evangelii Gaudium. Go here to read all about it. Spanish and English are not minor languages in the Church. One would have thought that the Vatican could easily have translated a Spanish document into English. Apparently such confidence would have been misplaced.
This whole foul up reminds me of the words of Pope John XXIII when he was asked how many people work in the Vatican. “About half.” was the Pope’s laconic response.