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SCANDALS IN VATICAN
I WROTE ON 16tTH NOVEMBER 2015:
WE SHOULD PERSIST WITH THE RIGHT ACCUSE AND THE LEGITIMATE CONDEMNATION AGAINST THE PRINCES OF THE CHURCH: CARDINALS AND BISHOPS (FORTUNALLY NOT ALL OF THEM) WHO HAVE SPAT UP, THUS CURSING, ON THE MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST.
WE WON’T DO IT. WE JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU OUR PAST DENUNCIATIONS THAT ARE STILL VALID TODAY.
YOU BROOD OF VIPERS! HOW COULD YOU ESCAPE THE COMING WRATH? (Matthew 3.7) .
READ! MEDITATE AND DEDUCE!
16th November 2015
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SCANDALS IN VATICAN
Is Pope Francis in danger?
by Giorgio Bongiovanni - 9th November 2015
Nothing new under the sun, but what through the Vatileaks 2 investigation is coming out on the scandals of the Vatican City is an exemple of the exemplary proofs on those corrupt mechanisms that are behind the personalistic management of money inside the Church. A scandal, this one, that does not involve, until there is evidence of the contrary, Pope Francis himself, who is indeed the indirect instigator of a reform for the transparency in the Vatican accounts.
A reform that had never known such a wide range, and with almost no predecessor who, as the current pontiff, was the promoter of a real cleanliness inside the Vatican. The only example is that one of John Paul I (preceded, perhaps, only by Celestine V, who was put by Dante in his Inferno for poetic but also political reasons) who became Pope in a time when the church was devastated by the corruption of bishops and cardinals, some of whom (such as Paul Marcinkus, former president of the Institute for Works of Religion, IWR) were launderers of Mafia money coming from the drug trade for hundreds of billions of liras at that time. John Paul I decided, after the elections, to make a big reform very similar to that one of Pope Francis. And he suddenly died. The big investigation contained in the book "In the name of God" by the British investigative journalist David Yallop explains how the Pope was murdered by a Masonic and mafia conspiracy, born within the same Vatican circles to prevent him from discovering more, and that relates the involvement of the Catholic Church with the scandal of the banker Michele Sindona and the failure of the Ambrosiana Bank of Roberto Calvi. The Vatican Bank, one of its major partners, to close the case chose to give a compensation (defined as a "voluntary contribution") by paying $ 250 million for the liquidation of the Ambrosiano, but it refused to give extradition for Marcinkus, subject of a warrant of arrest for fraudulent bankruptcy of Banco Ambrosiano of Calvi. Today the shadow of these scandals is back in the limelight. The weakness of John Paul II that did not want to face them at that time, had as consequense 27 years of silence, as much as his pontificate lasted, on the most serious inquiries about the economic scandals of the clergy. With Pope Benedict XVI began a new, althoguh timid, reform of the Church, but the pressures, perhaps accompanied by threats, took him, despite his will to continue, to the resignations.
Already with the choice of the name for the new Pope, Francis, Bergoglio had sent a message, hinting that his mission would have had a much more evangelical aspect. The reforms started immediately at the beginning of his pontificate, when he contrasted the phenomenon of pedophilia in the clergy, without sparing those who held roles of power within the Church .