Marco Tossati (January 24) writes that the anti-Church journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 95, often calls Francis to make an appointment.
He also recounts that during one of his recent trips, Francis passed by, greeting the journalists one by one.
Coming to a journalist of Scalfari’s daily La Repubblica, he asked: “How is the mummy doing?" According to Tosatti, Francis was referring to Scalfari.
In the last years, Scalfari has acted has Francis’ de facto confessor.
Mummy means the mother, or the égyptian relic ? I'm confused. The children call their mother 'Mummy'... (It's not cleau for me, i speak french)
That's a very disturbing comment. It reminds me of Cardinal Wuerl's nickname of " Donna ". Why would the man in the perpetually dingy ,zip-up pope suite refer to his most infamous, atheist confidant as " mummy"? Too much or to little psychoanalyst babble perhaps. Lord have mercy on us. Our Lady of Revelation, pray for us.