De Mattei Reviews Socci’s Latest Book, Argues That the “Thesis Falls Short”
We have already published a review of Antonio Socci’s new book, The Secret of Benedict XVI: Why He Is Still Pope, written by our Italian translator, Giuseppe Pellegrino.
Pellegrino has returned, in a fashion, offering an English translation of Professor Roberto de Mattei’s review of the book, published in the January, 2019 edition of Catholic Family News.
In our introduction to Pellegrino’s review, we noted that “some of his [Socci’s] operating assumptions merit critique”. De Mattei, who describes Socci as “a brilliant journalist” whom he esteems “for his authentic Catholic faith and for the independence of his thought” and whose “severe judgment on Pope Francis”