Washington D.C., Feb 22, 2019 / 23:14 pm
A long-time Vatican spokesman has admitted to passing off the writing of others as his own, and apologized for plagiarizing.
"What I've done is wrong, and I am sorry about that. I don't know how else to say it," Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, told the National Post Feb. 22.
Rosica, a long-serving English language press aide at the Vatican Press Office, and the CEO of Canada's Salt+Light Television network, was reported by Life Site News Feb. 15 to have plagiarized sections of text in several lectures and op-eds from a variety of writers, among them priests, theologians, journalists, and at least two cardinals.
Subsequent reports found widespread plagiarism in essays, speeches, and op-eds by Rosica, dating back more than a decade. Plagiarized sections in some texts ran beyond even one paragraph.