The fallible Pope
[...] During the Polish Radio Choir’s tour to Rome, we visited the Pope at Castel Gandolfo, and he wanted us to sing for him, very much. The artists sang several pieces, including my Stabat Mater. The Pope was happy, thanked the choir and said he liked Stabat Mater by Szymanowski the best of this programme. I stood next to John Paul II. Father Dziwisz came up to him and whispered something in his ear. Then the Pope addressed me and said, ‘well, you see, the pope is infallible only in matters of the faith.’ --- Krzysztof Penderecki, The Family Saga, p. 193.