I was struck by a recent headline in the NY Times: “Pope Admits Online News Can Provide Infallible Aid.” Did the Red Sea just part?
Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged in a letter on Thursday, March 12, that the Vatican had made mistakes in its handing of the revocation of the excommunication of four schismatic bishops. Those bishops were known to be Holocaust deniers. The Vatican’s letter included this acknowledgement, according to the Times:
“I have been told that consulting the information available on the Internet would have made it possible to perceive the problem early on. I have learned the lesson that in the future in the Holy See we will have to pay greater attention to that source of news.”