Vatican City, Oct 31, 2013 / 15:03 pm
According to a Catholic writer in Italy, Pope Francis was aware that his reported words in an Oct. 1 interview published in "La Repubblica" could be misunderstood, and took measures concerning this.
Antonio Socci, a Catholic columnist for the Italian newspaper "Libero," wrote Oct. 27 that after the publication of the interview, Pope Francis was fully aware of the risk of misunderstanding of some of his words, particularly those on conscience.
In the interview, Eugenio Scalfari, founder and former director of "La Repubblica," quoted Pope Francis as saying that "the conscience is autonomous, and everyone must obey his conscience."
Pope Francis reportedly reiterated his phrase, adding that "everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place."