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Archbishop Viganò’s Praise For Trump Does Not Have The Backing Of Church, Pope Or Even Most Bishops!

by Anura Guruge


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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (79) has been in RETIREMENT since January 2016. He is NOT a cardinal & he is no longer a part of the Vatican bureaucracy.

Actually he is an OUTCAST as far as the Pope & the mainline Church is concerned. A pariah. A gadfly.

He has no standing or say in what the Vatican says, thinks or does. I know that I have more standing at the Vatican than does he — & I am a confirmed, born-again HEATHEN!

So, an endorsement from Viganò is pretty meaningless. It could even be a negative. An impediment.

Trump, obviously, has no clue about the Catholic Church, its workings & its sacrosanct politics. If he did he would have ignored anything that Viganò said.

LoL.


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The Next Pope: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri As A Papabile Has 2.75 Strikes Against Him.

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Guruge 2020 Papabili Series — #I 


Argentinian Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (b. Nov. 1943) is definitely papabile. He was papabile in 2013 and got some early votes.

His standing has gone up since. In July 2018, his good friend, Pope Francis, made him one of the four ‘irregular’ cardinal bishops. That was noteworthy, an indubitable vote of confidence by the pope.

Then in December 2019 his fellow cardinal bishops elected him Vice Dean. They elected Cardinal Battista Re (b. Jan. 1934) as Dean. So, Re is already past 80 and as such will not be able to participate in the next conclave. Thus, it would be Sandri who will be the acting ‘Dean’ (the role that Re had in 2013). Being acting ‘Dean’ is certainly not a negative vis-à-vis being a papabile. Benedict XVI (i.e., Cardinal Ratzinger) was the Dean in 2005 when he was elected pope. As ‘Dean’ the electors can never lose sight of you. You are always there in the conclave — center stage, orchestrating proceedings.

But, Sandri has two definite strikes against him:

  1. He is another Latin American — with Francis having been the first. The electors may feel that two Latin American popes, with very similar outlooks and temperament, back-to-back might be a tad too much, particularly so in that Francis was the first from across the Atlantic. So that is Strike #1.
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  2. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the famous Vatican whistleblower, has explicitly implicated Sandri in the sex abuse mire by stating that he was actively involved in the coverup of the egregious sexual misconducts of the Legionary of Christ founder, Marciel Maciel. That should be Strike #2.

His age could start to become a factor. He is currently 76 and getting older.

Francis & John XXIII were elected at 76 and Benedict XVI at 78. So, he is still ‘good’ but his age could be half-a-strike against him.

Then, there is his friendship with Francis. Francis is not as popular among the electors as had been Benedict XVI or John Paul II. So, this could be a negative, quarter-of-a-strike against him.

He, despite these strikes, remains papabile.

So, do not rule him out as yet.


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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò: Original 11-Page Document Stating Why Pope Francis Needs To Resign.

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Pope Francis, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, said, in reference to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s explosive allegations and calls for his resignation told reporters: “testimony speaks for itself”.

Well, IF you are interested in reading the entire testimony, in its original form, I have it for you. Just click to download it.


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An Archbishop Asking The Pope To Resign Is Unprecedented — Though The Archbishop ‘Is Rogue’.

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The above from ‘NPR‘ and ‘The New York Times‘.


Alas Archbishop (Retired) Carlo Maria Viganò has ‘A HISTORY’
which puts his credibility on the line.


This is pretty dramatic and unprecedented!

Asking a pope to resign is not a common practice — especially since Pope’s did not typically resign or retire, for whatever reason, until Benedict XVI did so in February 2013, out of the blue. So, asking for a pope to resign didn’t carry any weight prior to that because it was something pope’s didn’t do.

When popes were asked to resign, i.e., abdicate, which was fairly common long time ago it was usually done by an Emperor, a synod, a Council or another pope!

So, for an archbishop to gpo public with this is HUGE. The pope could excommunicate him. I don’t think the pope can do much more — legally.

The problem, here, alas, is that Carlo Maria Viganò now has a history of accusing popes and others of corruption. He figured MAJORLY in Vatileaks. He is a known troublemaker and has already been ‘punished’ (i.e., demoted etc.)

But, this is good.

More people should ask for the pope to resign.

Now if it came from a cardinal we really could have some fireworks.

P.S., I do believe that Benedict XVI retired because he knew that the Clerical Child Abuse Crimes were going to come around to BITE HIM.


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Do Not Read Too Much Into Pope Francis’ So Called ‘Firing’ Of U.S. Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

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Click to read original at ‘Latin Times’.


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From my “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015” book. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to have a look at the book.

Click here to check out, my still relevant,
“Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious”.


To be honest I would NOT read too much into this so called ‘firing’. The pope, as I keep on pointing out, is not ‘gay friendly’ despite his famous ‘who am I to judge‘ remark.

Nuncios, like Ambassadors, do get replaced on a regular basis ESPECIALLY those appointed to important countries by PRIOR heads — in the case of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò by arch-conservative Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis, quite rightly, wants somebody of his choice in D.C. Perfectly normal. So I wouldn’t get too excited.


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