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"Substantially equivalent" is not the same as "linguistically identical" Being a theologian does not qualify the Archbishop as a translator.

"But Fernández, Archbishop of La Plata, Argentina, said Wednesday that the pope’s term connotes a civil union as the term is commonly understood."

...and judging by the many Spanish-speaking priests directly contradicting the Archbishop's claim, the Pope'…More
"Substantially equivalent" is not the same as "linguistically identical" Being a theologian does not qualify the Archbishop as a translator.

"But Fernández, Archbishop of La Plata, Argentina, said Wednesday that the pope’s term connotes a civil union as the term is commonly understood."

...and judging by the many Spanish-speaking priests directly contradicting the Archbishop's claim, the Pope's term is not "commonly understood" to mean this at all, nor does it connote what he's claiming.

A connotation is not the same as the actual denotation, as the critics correctly point out.