His resources are not good. The Vatican has fallen down on the press office position time and again.
Navarro Valls was the last good one, and he probably kept JPII from being charged with heresy for things like kissing the Koran and making very ambiguous statements on a lot of things.
Francis is actually, IMHO, much more orthodox than JPII, but as long as the ham-fisted, not-savvy Lombardi is there, he’s going to have problems.
I thought Greg Burke was supposed to be the new communications expert. The guy who understands how to handle the media. What does he do for his pay check?
Is Francis just letting him hang out to dry? If Francis won’t let him do his job, he needs to resign. It’s a shame.
That’s what we need! A good press guy to hold Francis’ hand and to bail him out of heresy trials when he starts tongue kissing Korans or singing “we are the world” like JPII!