Pope Francis has not abolished sin, says Vatican


Pope Francis has been described as the most liberal pope in recent times.

The Vatican spokesperson, Federico Lombardi, said on Tuesday in Vatican City that Pope Francis has not abolished sin as was published by La Repubblica newspaper.

He said the Vatican felt compelled to deny a published article titled “Francis’ Revolution, has abolished sin” writing by a renowned Italian intellectual, Eugenio Scalfari.

Mr. Lombardi said the affirmation that the pope has abolished sin was wrong, because those who really follow the pope daily know how many times he has spoken about sin and our human condition as sinners.

According to Reuters, it was not the first brush between the Vatican and Mr. Scalfari, who founded La Repubblica newspaper in 1976.

Last month the Vatican removed from its website the text of Mr. Scalfari’s transcript of his conversation with the pope, saying parts of it were not reliable.

In his reaction, Mr. Scalfari said he had not used a tape recorder or taken notes when he met the pope.

He said he rather reconstructed the long session from memory afterwards and made additions to help the flow of the article.

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