If it is true, what Cardinal Kaspar is reported to have said in the now taken down interview and its horrible implications for Pope Francis, and now under great pressure to recant such a thing, then there is a great deal of intrigue here the likes of which haven't been seen in centuries and makes the scandals surrounding Pope Benedict seem like child's play!
Here it goes as unbelievable as it seems!
Cardinal emeritus Walter Kasper in a conversation withhas strongly denied the alleged statements made about African Bishops.
“I am shocked. I have never spoken like this about Africans, and I would never do so. Zenit has, in the past days and weeks, never reached out to me, nor has it had an interview with me,” he is quoted as saying.
He stated that he intends to confront Zenit about this.had already pointed out in its reporting about the Zenit interview that there were already questions about whether the interview had been authorized.The interview in question no longer appears on the Zenit site.