|Viganò Doubles Down on Pope’s Silence in McCarrick Cover-Up|
|by David Martin|
I see the picture
"From some fissure the smoke of satan entered into the
temple of God."
"Satan has gone into the highest positions in My House, but he will not
triumph. He will only proceed as My Father deems."
"A secret was to be revealed
[by 1960], and who counseled and prepared the world for the onslaught of satan? No one!"
"Man chose to take Michael, the guardian of Faith, from My
House; and the doors then swung wide open to admit the prince of darkness."
After a month of silence,
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò issued on September 29th a new and extraordinary testimony in
defense of his previous testimony of August 22, wherein Pope Francis and 32
high-ranking Church officials were implicated in the sexual abuse of minors.
Archbishop Viganò testified then "that the corruption has reached the very top
of the Church's hierarchy."
In addition to courageously reiterating his charge that the pope had made Cardinal McCarrick "one of his principal agents in governing the Church" when he knew full well "how perverse and evil McCarrick was in his intentions and actions," he goes on to reveal that Francis played a key role in covering up or blocking investigations into other priests and prelates, including Fr. Julio Grassi, Fr. Mauro Inzoli, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor who orchestrated the St Gallen Mafia effort to get Francis elected.1
In his testimony, Viganò boldly asserts that the reason Pope Francis and Vatican cardinals cannot refute his indictment of last month is because they know it is true. He makes issue of Francis' initial response of "I will not say a word," pointing out how Francis contradicts himself by hypocritically comparing his silence to that of the meek and humble Jesus standing before Pilate while comparing Viganò "to the great accuser, Satan, who sows scandal and division in the Church," as if Viganò were his persecutor.
Viganò alleges that Francis thereby has committed slander, an offense which Francis has often compared to the gravity of murder, and that he has done so repeatedly in the context of the celebration of Holy Mass, the Eucharist, where he runs no risk of being challenged by journalists. He goes on to say:
In his testimony, Viganò justifies his decision to speak out, pointing out that to remain silent in the face of evil is a “devastating crime for the Church”:
In the concluding section of his testimony, Viganò exhorts the faithful to always place their confidence in Christ, first and foremost, and not in fallen representatives who ignore Christ or who try to act as a substitute for Him: