The “Youcat” snafu is the latest in a series of Vatican communications screw-ups, but the response of papal spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi is hard to understand.
In talking about doctrinal errors introduced when the youth catechism was translated from German to Italian, he said, “As you can see, the German language isn’t so easy for everyone.”
If the newspapers have it right, that’s a strange statement for him to make, really. Are we supposed to believe that there isn’t enough language competency left in the