So you think John Paul betrayed something told to him in confidence? Sorry but that is the ONLY explanation for the authors claims.
If you followed the news after the funeral of JPII, you may recall their great surprise to learn that JPII had few personal possessions. In his Last Will and Testament, he wrote:
I leave no possessions of which it will be necessary to dispose. As for the things I use every day, I ask that they be distributed as seems appropriate. Let my personal notes be burned. I ask that Fr Stanis³aw see to this, and I thank him for his help and collaboration, so understanding for so many years. On the other hand, I leave all my other "thank yous" in my heart before God Himself, because it is difficult to express them.
The Archbishop, JPII's personal secretary, refused to burn them. Was this a betrayal? No .. those notes contain valuable insights into the man who was elected Pope John Paul II.