Rome, Dec. 8, 2014: Regarding the allegations of Dr. Austen Ivereigh, in his new book: The Great Reformer: Francis & the Making of a Radical Pope, we have seen claims, denials and counter claims. To get to the bottom of the truth of the matter, I here publicly question the sources of the Vatican denial, published via the blog, Il Sismografo, on Dec. 1, in the name of Fr. Frederico Lombardi, the Head of the Vatican Press Office and spokesman for the Holy Father. Since the latter does not have twitter, I will direct my questions to Greg Burke (@GregBurkeRome), who describes himself at Twitter as the “Senior Adviser for Communications, Secretariat of State Formerly Fox News Rome Correspondent”. FYI: @AdamShawNY is a Fox News Journalist who recently published a story on Ivereigh’s book.
You would think that there was at least 1 journalist, who had the professional integrity to ask simple questions like these, but as none has appeared in 7 days, I will do so in their stead.
Here are my 4 questions, which I conveyed to Mr. Burke via Twitter:
These are questions that need a response from the Vatican, questions which will not go away.
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