Saturday, April 06, 2013

Is this interview with Cardinal Bergoglio a fake?

Pope Francis
I say yes.

It was said to be given right before the election of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.

It sounds too good to be true. Pope Francis says everything an American conservative would want him to say and the atheist reporter makes all kinds of stereotypical statements.  Also, the reporter isn't named, and neither is the news organization he is working for.

It was purported to be available at this link, but is no longer:

We have apocryphal Gospels. Now we have apocryphal interviews with popes.

I could be wrong, but I don't think so. I'd be very surprised if this was authentic.