And another view on the translation problem:
I'm fed up with the people who try to spin his words into something they are not.
On the one hand Catholics always remind us that the Pope's infallibility only extends to a very narrow area.
However they seem to never be able to accept any criticism for stupid/wrong things he has said.
Its like they always believe he is right on everything and if a statement appears wrong/stupid then it MUST be either a translation error, a mainstream media distortion, or something taken out of context.
This constant spinning of all stupid/wrong statements from the Vatican really causes me to loose any and all respect for his rabid apologists.
I think people would respect Catholics more if they just owned up to the mistakes of their church.
If the Pope is a sinner just like the rest of us, then start treating him like a human being instead of some kind of demigod.