Did The Press Misinterpret The Pope's Will?

Germany’s Spiegel Online thinks it did.

When one looks more closely at the Biblical passage referred to in the pope’s will, a second interpretation appears just as, if not more, likely. Namely, that the pope was preparing for his own death.

I’d say I’m shocked, but that would be a lie. We’ve already documented how one wire service reporter can see something no one else saw. In this case it appears that most media organizations reported the initial conclusions rather than do their own analysis..

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