Associated Press reported on March 14 that Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications [Disinformation?], admitted manipulating a letter from Benedict XVI.
In January, Viganò sent to Benedict eleven volumes by Fr Roberto Repole on the alleged theological importance of Pope Francis, asking Benedict to contribute a theological page to the volumes. But Benedict replied:
"Unfortunately, even if only for physical reasons, I am not able to read the eleven little volumes in the near future, all the more so in that I am under other obligations to which I have already agreed."
On Monday, Viganò released a photo of Benedict XVI's letter showing one short part where Benedict, for the sake of politeness, utters some general praise of Francis' "theology". The rest of the letter, especially the above quotation, was made unreadable.
The excerpt published by Viganó suggested that Benedict had read the books and did agreed with them.
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