Please. Stop. Not. Helping.
Vatican spokesman Fr. Lombardi gives us a guide on to understand that the Pope is saying. Don’t.
Perhaps the most insightful take on all this came from Lombardi himself, who said we’re seeing the emergence of a whole new genre of papal speech — informal, spontaneous and sometimes entrusted to others in terms of its final articulation. A new genre, Lombardi suggested, needs a “new hermeneutic,” one in which we don’t attach value so much to individual words as to the overall sense.
Seriously, so not helping.