[…] of State. Bertone “parachuted in” from northern Italy, Dr. Moynihan said. He had his own views on things. Dr. Moynihan said Benedict trusted Bertone and gave him control of the Roman Curia and that it was Bertone who orchestrated the removal of Viganò from his role in the Vatican. Eventually, Pope Benedict sent Vigano, who protested about his removal, a letter saying that he wanted to make him Apostolic Delegate to the United States and that he believed he had a “providential” mission to fulfill in taking on that position. Dr. Moynihan revealed that when he spoke to Viganò about that appointment, Viganò had come […]
‘The embarrassing silence of the Hierarchy’ on ‘Catholic’ politicians like Joe Biden who support abortion, said Archbishop Viganò, ‘reveals itself as a confirmation of the sense of inferiority of those who ought to be wisely leading the people entrusted to their care, but who instead are following them off the edge of a cliff along with the politicians whom the bishops supported in the last electoral campaign.’
[…] not determinative with respect to major decisions made relating to McCarrick, including his appointment to Washington in 2000.” With regard to foreign relations, it says: “this Report avoids setting forth detailed information implicating foreign affairs, particularly as to ongoing or delicate matters.” The report, while it admits that Archbishop Viganò twice in 2006 and 2008 demanded investigation by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, tries to blame Vigano of all people for neglect in the McCarrick case. Viganò said that even though he will express himself further after having analyzed the report further, he believes that “the Vatican fiction continues.” You can read Viganò’s entire response here.
Archbishop Viganò noted how Archbishop Lefebvre ‘was one of the few, very few prelates who wanted to denounce the conciliar revolution, understanding its subversive nature,’ an intervention which is now understood.
In a wide-ranging interview with Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli, Archbishop Viganò discusses Joe Biden, the state of the current Vatican, the 'confusion' surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, and the final two weeks of Lent.