Vatican “scrubs” (corrects not cancels) Frankenpope’s comment
Pope Francis talks during the opening of a meeting of Rome’s diocese in Saint John Lateran basilica in Rome, Italy, June 16, 2016.
Various news sources are reporting that in the official Vatican transcript issued on Friday morning June 17th, Pope Francis’ words in his Thursday June 16th Q&A session (“Because of this [living in a provisional culture], a great majority of our sacramental marriages are null because they [the couple] say ‘yes, for the rest of my life’ but they don’t know what they are saying because they have a different culture“) were changed to read “some” instead of “a great majority”. A Vatican spokesman said the pope’s off-the-cuff remarks are sometimes edited after consulting with him or among aides.
Did the Vatican correct all of His Holiness’ words? Did they forget to juxtapose “great majority” and “some” in “Pope Francis says that ‘a great majority of sacramental marriages are null’ but some cohabitations are real marriages” (as Rorate Caeli reports) to read “Pope Francis says that ‘some sacramental marriages are null’ but a great majority of cohabitations are real marriages“? [Emphasis added]