Heresy: Journalist claims Pope Francis said Jesus Christ is not God

Eugenio Scalfari, 95, is an Italian journalist, editor of the news magazine L’espresso (1963–1968), former member of parliament in the Italian Chamber of Deputies (1968–1972), co-founder of the newspaper La Repubblica and its editor from 1976 to 1996.

Scalfari is an atheist and reportedly a long time friend of Pope Francis, real name Jorge Bergoglio.

In July 2014, Scalfari reported, in an interview, Pope Francis’s claim that about 2% (or 8,000) of the Catholic Church’s total number of priests, including bishops and cardinals, were pedophiles.

In 2018, Scalfari wrote an article on his interview with Pope Francis, claiming that the pope said Hell did not exist. Scalfari later admitted that some words attributed to the pontiff “were not shared by Pope Francis” himself, whatever that means.

In an editorial in the October 8, 2019 edition of La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari claims that Pope Francis told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a “man of exceptional virtues” but “not at all a God.”

One must subscribe to La Repubblica in order to read Scalfari’s editorial, but Niccolò Magnani reports for the Italian-language Ilsussidiario.net (Google translation here) that Scalfari wrote:

Whoever had the good fortune of meeting him [Pope Francis] and speaking to him with the utmost cultural confidence, as I have done several times, knows that Pope Francis conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, man, not God incarnate. Once incarnated, Jesus ceases to be a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross…. Pope Francis told me: “I am the proven proof that Jesus of Nazareth, once he became a man, though a man of exceptional virtues, was not at all a God.

According to Magnani, “the Vatican was forced to correct Scalfari,” as the Vatican did on Scalfari’s previous claim that Pope Francis said hell does not exist” or on Scalfari’s fake interviews with Bergoglio.

Director of the Vatican Press Office Matteo Bruni said in a statement:

As already stated on other occasions, the words that Dr. Eugenio Scalfari attributes in quotation marks to the Holy Father during the talks he had cannot be considered as a report faithful to what was actually said, but rather represent a personal and free interpretation of what he has heard . . . regarding the divinity of Jesus Christ.

Vatican spokesman Bruni then quoted what Pope Francis said in the general audience of December 18, 2013:

“God wanted to share our human condition to the point of doing one thing with us in the person of Jesus, who is true man and true God. But there is something even more surprising. The presence of God in the midst of humanity did not take place in an ideal, idyllic world, but in this real world, marked by many good and bad things, marked by divisions, wickedness, poverty, bullying and wars. He has chosen to inhabit our history as it is, with all the weight of its limits and its dramas. In doing so he demonstrated his merciful and loving inclination towards human creatures in an unsurpassable way.”

Michael Voris of Church Militant observes that Vatican spokesman Bruni “does not actually deny Scalfari’s characterization, merely hinting at the possibility. Likewise, it does not affirm in any fashion that Pope Francis does indeed hold the divinity of Christ during Our Savior’s earthly ministry.”

For his part, Michael S. Chapman of CNS News points out that if Scalfari indeed had repeatedly misquoted Pope Francis, it is curious that the Vatican website and the Vatican publishing house (LEV) have published Scalfari’s interviews with Pope Francis.

So, did Eugenio Scalfari lie?

What I do know is that Pope Francis joked about Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, is ashamed of the crucifix and conceals it so as not to offend Jews, and refuses to genuflect at the consecration of bread and wine into His Body and Blood. Those are not the behaviors of someone who believes Jesus Christ is God.

Pope Francis conceals the cross to not offend Jewish rabbis

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H/t Steve Quayle

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Alma
9 months ago

I’ve always said and maintain, Jorge Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, a Jesuit, is an impostor and does not impart any of the precepts of the Catholic Church, he is the New World Order envoy of a doctrine that embraces sin, protects pedophiles, homosexuality and every unnatural acts mostly on the innocent, the children. He is neither the Antichrist, nor represents Jesus Christ on earth. I don’t go to mass because I no longer believe in the priest’s words, they cast a shadow, has he abused a child? I am the church, I believe in God the Father, the Son and… Read more »

Lana
Lana
9 months ago

Pope Francis told me: “I am the proven proof that Jesus of Nazareth, once he became a man, though a man of exceptional virtues, was not at all a God.“

Would someone kindly tell me what in hell this statement mean? Aside from the grammatical inaccuracy and redundancy, what in the hell does ” I am proven proof” mean ? It sounds like Bergolio is saying something superlative about himself, but I cannot tell because the statement makes no sense to me

GRIZZ
GRIZZ
9 months ago
Reply to  Lana

Probably talking with his mouth full of muzzscum feet

kjf
kjf
9 months ago
Reply to  Lana
Truckjunkie
Truckjunkie
9 months ago
Reply to  Lana

Is that one of those phrases like, “It is because it is” or “I know because I know,because I know,because I know” (One of my Sister’s favorites.)? I read it as trying to use redundancy to reinforce an OPINION.

kjf
kjf
9 months ago

Jorge is not now nor ever was the pope. What ever he states is heresy and should scandalized no one. There is but ONE pope and his name is Benedict XVI, also know as Benedict the Worst. Canon 188 states he is still the pope whether he likes it or not. Pray for the Seat Of Peter and for the repentance of Pope Benedict XVI, Jorge’s admission as a criminal and his reversion back to the Church so they both one day see the Beatific Vision.

Highsider
Highsider
9 months ago

The end times are surely here!

Dave
Editor
9 months ago

Dope Francis is a stinking communist puke.

TrailDust
Admin
9 months ago

Such a troubling man to have in the office of Pope. It breaks the hearts of many of my Catholic loved ones and friends.

Jackie Puppet
9 months ago

Franky also thinks he’ll be able to convert alien “space brothers” & baptize them when they arrive on earth as part of the great deception.

Steven Broiles
9 months ago

Regardless of Scalfani’s honesty—or lack thereof—it’s been a no-brainer for me that Bergoglio LACKS BELIEF UTTERLY.

The Devil has outdone himself: Frankenpope is the Atheist Pope.