The explanation below [see Kiss me quick, Kiss me Not] of the Holy Father’s refusal of the traditional osculation of the ring as unhygienic, was intended to be improbable, satirical and obviously fictitious. A matter of hours after it was posted, The Catholic Herald cited one Alessandro Gisotti, ‘a Vatican spokesman’, as having told the Associated Press, that this was indeed Pope Francis’s real motive.
Who is Alessandro Gisotti? Has he no sense of humour? Is this another case of plagiarism?
We need to be told.