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EP 2074-9AM Trump Declared "An Instrument Of Divine Providence" In Open Letter By Former Vatican Secretary-General Carlo Vigano





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Carlo Maria Viganò (Italian pronunciation: [viganˈɔ]; born 16 January 1941) is an archbishop of the Catholic Church who served as the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from 19 October 2011 to 12 April 2016. He previously served as Secretary-General of the Governorate of Vatican City State from 16 July 2009 to 3 September 2011. He is best known for his role in two major Vatican scandals. These were the Vatican leaks scandal in 2012 revealing financial corruption in the Vatican and a 2018 letter in which he accused Pope Francis and other Church leaders of covering up sexual abuse allegations against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Viganò was ordained a priest in 1968 and spent most of his career working in a diplomatic capacity for the Holy See. As a priest, he served on a number of diplomatic missions before being consecrated a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1992. Viganò was appointed Secretary General of the Vatican City Governatorate in 2009, where he reformed the finances of Vatican City and turned a budget deficit into a surplus. He complained directly to Pope Benedict XVI about financial corruption. The unauthorized publication of two of his letters led to the Vatican leaks scandal, exposing financial mismanagement and wrongdoing in the Vatican. He was then transferred to the position of Apostolic Nuncio to the United States in 2011 over his objections. While in the United States, Viganò earned a reputation as a conservative, arranging a controversial meeting between Pope Francis and former county clerk Kim Davis, known for her opposition to same-sex marriage, during the Pope's 2015 visit to the United States. A priest accused him of suppressing allegations of sexual misconduct against Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt, but he denied doing so.

On August 25, 2018, Viganò published an 11-page letter accusing Pope Francis and numerous other senior Church leaders of concealing allegations of sexual misconduct against then-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Viganò stated that Pope Benedict XVI imposed sanctions on McCarrick in response to accusations that were made against him, but that Pope Francis refused to enforce them and that he made McCarrick an important advisor. Viganò called on Francis to resign. The letter provoked diverse reactions within the Church, with some expressing support for the allegations and calling for further investigation and others defending Francis, questioning the claims made in the letter, and attacking Viganò's credibility. After the publication of the letter, Viganò continued to issue public statements.

 

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano is the former Vatican ambassador to the US. Last week, Vigano published an explosive letter claiming that Pope Francis had known about the sexual abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick years ago. Vigano said that Pope Francis effectively helped to cover up for Cardinal McCarrick. Vigano is calling for Pope Francis to resign.

The letter from Vigano has caused deep divisions in the already-troubled Catholic Church. When reporters confronted him during his visit to Ireland, Pope Francis himself was dismissive of the letter, saying that it “speaks for itself” and telling journalists, “I will not say a single word on this. “I think this statement speaks for itself, and you have the sufficient journalistic capacity to draw conclusions.”

Here’s what you need to know about Carlo Maria Vigano:




1. Vigano Wrote that Pope Francis ‘Did Not Respond’ After He Personally Warned Him About McCarrick Back in 2013


In his 11-page letter calling for Pope Francis to resign, Vigano wrote that he had personally spoken to the pontiff about Cardinal McCarrrick five years earlier. He said he told the pope, “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.”

But, Vigano says, he got absolutely no response from the pope. McCarrick continued to have a public role in the church until his resgination last month.

Vigano charges that McCarrick’s replacement, Donald Wuerl, who took over as the Archbishop of Washington DC, also knew all about McCarrick’s lleged sexual misconduct. Vigano wrote, “His [Wuerl’s] recent statements that he knew nothing about it … are absolutely laughable. The cardinal lies shamelessly.”




2. Vigano Claimed that Pope Francis’s Predecessor, Pope Benedict, Had Informally Punished McCarrick, but Pope Francis Didn’t Follow His Lead


In the same 11 page letter, Vigano said that Pope Benedict XVI had quietly placed certain restrictions on Cardinal McCarrick, presumably because he knew about the allegations against the cardinal. Vigano says that Benedict forbade McCarrick from celebrating Mass publicly or from traveling. The former pope also ordered McCarrick to a life of prayer and penance, according to Vigano.

However, it’s not clear whether Vigano is fabricating these claims. The Catholic Reporter says that under Pope Benedict, McCarrick performed Mass in public and traveled. There was no evidence that the cardinal was observing a life of prayer and penance, either.




3. Vigano Has Called Attention to Other Vatican Scandals — But His Detractors Say He is Just an ‘Extremely Disgruntled Archbishop’ Who Resents Not Being Promoted to Cardinal


Vigano has been involved in controversies within the Church hierarchy before. So the question is — is he a whistleblower, or just a malcontent? or, perhaps, is he a little bit of both?

In 2012, an Italian television station published a series of letter written by Vigano claiming that high-ranking Vatican officials were involved in corruption and misconduct. The letters, written to Pope Benedict, claimed that contracts were being awarded unfairly, and that a group of Italian banks was mishandling Vatican money. The letters were leaked to an Italian TV program known as “The Untouchable” and have been referred to as “Vatileaks.”

Conservatives within the church have applauded Vigano for exposing scandals within the hierarchy. But others say he simply resents never being promoted to the rank of cardinal. “It’s really not about McCarrick; it’s about an old story that begins seven or eight years ago. He became an extremely disgruntled archbishop,” Massimo Faggioli, a historian at Villanova, told the National Catholic Reporter.




4. Vigano is Part of a Group of Conservative Prelates Who Have Been Angered by Francis’s Stance on Homosexuality and Cultural Issues





Vigano wrote that the “homosexual network” in the Vatican is responsible for the abuse which has been allegedly carried out within the church. Other conservative church officials have echoed his views. Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa has reportedly said homosexuality is to blame for the abuses. And Cardinal Raymond Burke, a high-ranking Vatican conservative and a leading critic of the pope, says there is “a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the church, even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root.”

Pope Francis has won friends and created enemies with his relatively liberal views on social issues, including homosexuality. “Who am I to judge?” the pope once said, when asked for his views on homosexuality. This was in contrast to his predecessor, the famously conservative Pope Benedict, who once said that even celibate homosexuals should not be allowed to enter the priesthood.




5. Vigano Was Forced to Retire in 2016 After He Allegedly Mishandled Pope Francis’s Trip to America


In 2016, Pope Francis visited the United States and Vigano, who was the Vatican’s ambassador to the US, was instrumental in organizing the pope’s trip. He came under fire after he organized a secret meeting between Francis and Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to sign same-sex marriage certificates. Then, after Vigano’s contract ran out, the Vatican opted not to renew it, and he was replaced. Officially, Vigano left his job because he was 75, the age when Vatican officials normally retire. But media reports say that in most cases, the retirement requirement is waived, and that Vigano was actually ordered to resign because of fall-out from Pope Francis’s meeting with Davis.

Vigano had already been criticized by American activists for his position on LGBT issues. In 2015, Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Pope Francis asking him to stop Vigano from speaking at a rally against same-sex marriage. You can read that letter here.

“There is absolutely no room for an emissary of one of the world’s great religions at an event that will espouse hate and bigotry and promote outright discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “Pope Francis has continually emphasized love and acceptance in his tenure, but this event stands for anything but.”

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