The United States bishops have petitioned the pope to launch an “apostolic visitation” — a full Vatican investigation — into the McCarrick case, which so far has fallen on deaf ears. The president of the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, followed up on the petition by traveling to Rome last month to urge Francis to open the investigation but returned to the U.S. empty-handed.
On August 25, a former papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, released an explosive, 11-page report in which he laid out a series of allegations against a number of high-ranking prelates, including Pope Francis.
The Catholic Church is being ripped apart from the outside by the massive pedophile priest sex abuse scandal that has recently produced over a thousand new victims. But it is being ripped apart from the inside by one man, Pope Francis, detailed in an astonishing report from a high-ranking Vatican insider. And that is a whole different matter entirely.
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:1-5 (KJV)
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò a few weeks ago released a shocking report that shows Pope Francis angling for political power on the world stage, and using any means necessary to obtain it even if that meant using known Catholic pedophile and serial abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to accomplish his goals.
Pope Francis has remained silent throughout all this as he seeks to retain control of the Vatican corporation like any other besieged CEO would do, but his base is crumbling and his grip on power grows more precarious by the day. Revelation 17 and 18 shows the Vatican in all its prophesied ignominious anti-glory, ruling on the political stage as Francis is so desperately trying to fulfill. Babylon may indeed be falling, at least as far as Pope Francis is concerned.
Pope Francis refuses to answer Archbishop Viganò’ claims:
FROM BREITBART: The central accusation against Pope Francis was that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò had personally informed him in 2013 of McCarrick’s record of abuse against priests, seminarians, and lay people, as well as telling him of sanctions imposed on McCarrick by Pope Benedict XVI. Despite this knowledge, Viganò alleged, Francis lifted the sanctions, involved McCarrick in diplomatic missions on behalf of the Holy See, and consulted him regarding the naming of new bishops for the United States.
News reports from early in the Francis pontificate would seem to corroborate charges that the pope gave McCarrick a new lease on life shortly after his election.
A 2014 article in the Washington Post stated that McCarrick was “one of a number of senior churchmen who were more or less put out to pasture during the eight-year pontificate of Benedict XVI.”
“But now Francis is pope, and prelates like Cardinal Walter Kasper (another old friend of McCarrick’s) and McCarrick himself are back in the mix, and busier than ever,” the article stated. “Francis, who has put the Vatican back on the geopolitical stage, knows that when he needs a savvy back channel operator he can turn to McCarrick,” it said.
When challenged by journalists to respond whether the allegations made by Archbishop Viganò were true, the pope refused to answer, and has kept silence regarding the charges ever since.
A number of U.S. bishops have come forward to ask Pope Francis to break his silence regarding when he learned of the crimes of former-cardinal McCarrick, insisting that the Viganò report contains a number of “credible allegations” that demand a response.
Last Thursday, Viganò himself said that the pope’s silence on the matter must be interpreted as a confirmation of the allegations.
“Neither the pope, nor any of the cardinals in Rome have denied the facts I asserted in my testimony,” Viganò wrote in a 4-page memo, adding that according to the law, silence denotes consent. READ MORE