Remember the old adage, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!" Can anyone explain why the pope keeps talking to atheist "journalist" Eugenio Scalfari? Every time he does (even when he didn't "grant an interview") the Vatican has to do damage control. The latest is the comment about whether hell exists or sinners just (poof!) cease to exist. Unfortunately, the Vatican response doesn't present the doctrine clearly, it just reiterates (once again) that Scalfari takes no notes or recordings and just remembers in his own words what the pope said.
Seems to me that Il Papa and Scalfari should confine their discussions to the weather.