(LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has returned to Twitter feeds.
During the early morning of July 16, just hours after it had been suspended, Twitter restored Viganò’s account. However, the social media platform, whose owner Elon Musk has pledged to protect free speech, has yet to explain why it suspended the account of the celebrated archbishop.
Viganò quoted Tucker Carlson as he announced his reinstatement, writing: “No one is punished for lying. People are only punished for telling the truth.”
As rightly said @tuckercarlson, “No one is punished for lying. People are only punished for telling the truth.”
Putting a muzzle on dissenting voices is typical of those who have no arguments to refute them: this is how the deep state acts towards those who fight against the… pic.twitter.com/FTKyvPsWxX
— Arcivescovo Carlo Maria Viganò (@CarloMVigano) July 16, 2023
“Putting a muzzle on dissenting voices is typical of those who have no arguments to refute them: this is how the deep state acts towards those who fight against the globalist coup and the deep church with those who denounce the apostasy of the Bergoglian Hierarchy,” he continued.
In his announcement, Viganò also referenced his new organization, Exsurge Domine, which supports priests and religious under attack for defending the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Although the motivation for banning Viganò from the platform is unclear at this time, it could be a result of his having establishing Exsurge Domine, an organization to help priests and religious who have fallen afoul of Pope Francis’ regime. The suspension came less than two weeks after the archbishop founded the international organization.
“One day – and it will be the day of the rescue – we will realize that those who consider us enemies to be silenced are a minority that acts fraudulently in the shadows and detests the light of truth,” Viganò promised.
“Because truth is an attribute of God, and darkness will never be able to overcome it,” he continued. “Let us therefore fight our battle against the enemy of mankind, in the certainty of the final victory and in the awareness of having at our side the One who has overcome the darkness: ‘Walk as children of the Light’ (Eph 5, 8).”
“Please follow this great prelate of the Church, our modern day Athanasius Join him in the fight against the Bergoglian heresy,” he added.
Archbishop Vigano’s account is back @CarloMVigano
Please follow this great prelate of the Church, our modern day Athanasius
Join him in the fight against the Bergoglian heresy pic.twitter.com/wveaWtYCh5
— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) July 16, 2023
Comments left under The Remnant editor-in-chief Michael Matt’s initial posts regarding the suspension express dismay at the incident and call on Musk to investigate the reason behind it and reinstate the account.
In recent months, Viganò has also blasted the “blasphemous” act of honoring the anti-Catholic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at a major league baseball game and applauded those who gathered in prayerful protest of the LA Dodgers’ “Pride Night” on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Additionally, the archbishop criticized the globalist New World Order as similar to the “antichurch of Satan.”