I received a note from a friend of many years in Rome.
I don’t know how many times have I called them to alert them to unbelievable errors in their transcripts and translations, to no avail, despite their reassurances after having been on the phone forever being passed from one extension to another. I have come to the conclusion that they are either unbelievably unprofessional or they do it on purpose. I could translate better than they do and put everything online within hours from the Holy Father’s actual speech/homily/whatever. It takes MONTHS now to have lousy versions of anything put online, IF anything at all!
This is from Paolo Rodari today, on his blog Palazzo Apostolico.
I thought the Vatican had at last taken care to put online on its very own site the version of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum … in all languages. Instead, nothing. On vatican.va the Motuo Proprio is accessible only in Latin and (LISTEN, LISTEN) in Hungarian. (Find here the page of vatican.va dedicated to the all the Motu Proprio documents of Benedict XVI.) [Sort of like Spanky and Our Gang have a Website.]
However, as the blog Una Fides notes, "once the Latin text is clicked it is enough to try a little game, that it to say, change to the "l" of the last part of the "_lt.html" to a "i" and, voilà, there magically appears the hidden Italian text. (read here: "games and magic tricks in the Vatican"). [I tried this and it didn't work. Someone at the switch in the Vatican office that runs the site probably changed this, no doubt from sheer embarrassment.]
I don’t know if the Italian version (as that in French, Portuguese and Spanish) of the Motu Proprio doesn’t appear on Vatican.va through negligence or in order purposefully to block the diffusion of the text. I know, however, that to act with such superficiality does nothing other than provoke the suspicion of those who sustain that there is a part of the Church which is blocking the diffusion and application of the Motu Proprio, a disposition strongly desired by Benedict XVI.
Someone sent me the cached page of the Italian: