DR Taylor Marshall 25 August 2018
Why did Pope Benedict XVI resign? Did you know that the controversy around Archbishop Viganò goes back to 2010 and eventually led to the production of 300 page Dossier report on money laundering and Vatican Cardinals dressed in drag?
In this video Dr Marshall explains how Archbishop Viganò’s 11 page testimony against Pope Francis is related to a four stage scandal beginning with Archbishop Viganò blowing the whistle on the Vatican Bank in 2009-2010 and how it escalated into Benedict’s resignation in 2013. It also explains the election of Pope Francis and frames the recent testimony of Viganò against Pope Francis on August 26 2018.
“Who is Archbishop Vigano?”:
I’ll put it in bullet point to save me time formatting and to get you the information:
- He was born 16 January 1941 in Varese, Italy.
- His brother Lorenzo Viganò is a Jesuit priest.
- He speaks Italian, French, Spanish and English.
- Viganò was ordained a priest on 24 March 1968.
- He earned a doctorate in both canon and civil law.
- He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1973, with papal diplomatic missions to Iraq and Great Britain.
- From 1978-1989, he held posts at the Vatican Secretariat of State.
- From 1992-2009, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria by Pope John Paul II.
- In 2009, Viganò was appointed Secretary General of the Vatican City Governatorate by Pope Benedict XVI. This made him second ranked Vatican administrator to Pope Benedict XV
- CONTROVERSY IN ROME: In 2010,
- Viganò was involved in a scandal. Letters by him were leaked. One such letter late appeared in the Papal “Wikileaks” through the Pope’s butler. In these letters, Viganò complained of corruption in Vatican finances and of collusion against him by Vatican officials. Cardinal-President Emeritus Giovanni Lajolo, President Giuseppe Bertello, Secretary-General Giuseppe Sciacca and former Vice Secretary-General Giorgio Corbellini issued a joint statement on behalf of the Governatorate of the Vatican: “The unauthorized publication of two letters of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the first addressed to the Holy Father on March 27, 2011, the second to the Cardinal Secretary of State on May 8, for the Governorate of Vatican City is a source of great bitterness”. It continued, “The allegations contained in them can not but lead to the impression that the Governorate of Vatican City, instead of being an instrument of responsible government, is an unreliable entity, at the mercy of dark forces. After careful examination of the contents of the two letters, the President of the Governorate sees it as its duty to publicly declare that those assertions are the result of erroneous assessments, or fears based on unsubstantiated evidence, even openly contradicted by the main characters invoked as witnesses”.
One such letter by Archbishop Vigano was leaked in the Papal Wikileaks scandal through the Pope’s butler. In these letters, Viganò complained of corruption in Vatican finances and of collusion against him by Vatican officials. Read…CLICK TO TWEET
- One year later on 13 August 2011, Pope Benedict appointed him Nuncio to the United States. Reuters reported that Viganò was unwilling to take that assignment. It would seem that his willingness to be controversial in 2010 regarding corruption is what made Pope Benedict trust him for the USA.
- In 2014, Viganò ordered officials of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to end an investigation into sexual misconduct on the part of Archbishop John Nienstedt even after two auxiliary bishops explained that the investigation was far from complete. He ordered those bishops to destroy a letter they wrote him in which they objected and told him “this would rightly be seen as a cover-up”.
- On 24 September 2015 during his visit to the United States, Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This was seen as an embarrassing moment for the Pope. It was Viganò who arranged and insisted on the meeting.
- On 12 April 2016, Pope Francis accepted Viganò’s resignation.
- On August 25, 2018 Viganò released an 11-page letter explaining that Pope Benedict XVI had secretly sanctioned Theodore Edgar McCarrick from public ministry and that McCarrick was rehabilitated by Pope Francis. McCarrick began to appear publicly and also arranged the appointment of key American bishops and cardinals, such as: Blase Cupich and Joseph W. Tobin. If true, it means that Pope Francis has known about McCarrick’s predatory behavior for years…and has promoted him.
If you’d like to read the full Testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, you can read it by clicking here.
Pray for the Catholic Church,
PS: In case you missed it, here’s my Youtube video explain how the Viganò controversy actually goes back him blowing the whistle to Pope Benedict regarding the Vatican Bank Scandal of 2010-2011 – which led to Vatileaks Scandal. Click here to watch it.
“Pope Francis has repeatedly asked for total transparency in the Church,” Vigano continues. “He must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed by McCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests. In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover him.”
Pope Francis addressed the sex abuse scandal on Saturday inmade in Dublin. “The failure of ecclesiastical authorities — bishops, religious superiors, priests and others — to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community,” he said. “I myself share these sentiments.”
Pope Francis accepted McCarrick’s maintained his innocence.on July 28. McCarrick has
Father Boniface Ramsey of New Yorkthis month that he repeatedly complained about McCarrick and heard about his disturbing behavior as early as 1986.