I've said it before and I'll say it now. The Holy Father's attempts at spontaneous interviews often yield disastrous results. He gave an interview to Il Messagero, and the reporter seems to have been a feminist. She was implying that there's misogyny in the Church. He attempted to reply in the form of a joke: "the fact is that woman was taken from a rib..(laughes)... I'm kidding, that's a joke."
Really? The Genesis account of the creation of man and woman is a joke? Since when is Holy Scripture a joke? There has been some discussion about the creation of the universe and other animal species, but the Church has always taught that Adam and Eve were real people who were created immediately by God and infused with souls. See Humani Generis by Pope Pius XII. Pope Francis' lame attempt at humor (presuming it's that innocent) undermines the teaching of the Church in that matter. I only hope and pray that he did not deny the Genesis account of the creation of Adam and Eve.
When Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio accepted the papal election last year, he accepted a calling that is his 24/7/365. There is no "punching the clock", as it were. In the eyes of so many, every deed and utterance is taken as God's holy will for the Church. Most of his deeds and utterances will not happen ex cathedra but he will bear immense responsibility for any scandal caused by any carelessness.
These interviews should cease immediately. What we are seeing is a key reason why his predecessors never granted these. Why does he not learn from their wise practices?
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