A kind reader has asked why Frank never replies to Justin.
My immediate answer would be that Francis is not known for replying to anyone. But events suggest another possible reason.
This blog is honoured, from time to time, by a visitor from the Vatican City. The appearance of the Vatican flag in the list of those accessing the site is not random. It relates directly to the subject matter of the post in question, in a way which suggests not curiosity but surveillance. Perhaps Frank goes in fear of leaks and curial dirty-tricks?
In any case, for the avoidance of doubt, will the mystery visitor please make himself known. His identity will, of course, be treated in the strictest confidence.