I read the article. It was a spin piece.
I am afraid, although I think the intention may not be well understood, the English could not be mistaken, and I hold to my opinion that the Pope's Message was wrong.(Another point, is that this appears to be downplayed at the Vatican. I can't find the whole message. To many politics involved....)
I am nostalgic for the John Paul II times....Every word he spoke or wrote was brilliant.