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Don't over-react to what Fessio thinks he understood what Pope said

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Submitted by SA France (France), Apr 5, 2006 at 10:15

I'd just want to remind everyone that it is normal for participants to a seminar to interprete differently from one another (and sometimes inaccurately as in this case of Fessio's) what the speaker was saying, especially when he was speaking in a language which is not the mother tongue of the participants (as is the case of Fessio's).

What I find totally unacceptable is for Fessio to think that he has the authority to go on TV to tell the world what the Pope said whereas his German understanding is only passable. This certainly proved what he said about he (Fessio) not being Pope whereas Ratzinger has become one. His comments only proved his lack of intelligence on a matter which he hardly knows about and yet daring to speak on behalf of someone else (how foolish of him!).

Please, in future, before publishing someone's interpretation of what another person is saying, check his authority and credentials first and make sure you get other participants' feedback.
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