Sandri was one of several high-ranking prelates who “knew in every detail the situation regarding Cardinal McCarrick,” he testified. On Saturday, January 25, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis had confirmed the election of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, 86, and Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, 76, as Dean and Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals respectively. Ask her – she who is the Help of Christians, Auxilium Christianorum – to defeat the forces of the Enemy; ask her – she who is terrible as an army set in battle array (Song 6:10) – to grant the victory to the forces of Good and to inflict a humiliating defeat on the forces of Evil. Throughout this new letter, His Excellency revisits some of the themes discussed in his first such missive published in June (e.g., the perennial conflict between good and […] Pray with the certainty of Our Lord’s promise: “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you” (Lk 11:9). And you, men, must also pray: your courage, your honor and your boldness will be refreshed and strengthened. Do you perhaps believe that Satan’s followers are honest, sincere, and loyal? Have young ladies and women pray, so that they turn to her who is the model of purity and motherhood. This means that exceptional responses will be required from members of the hierarchy and from the faithful in order to assist both Emeritus Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, and all the bishops who have received authority in the Church, to carry out their difficult mission: to lead the Church, to promote the faith, to condemn error, to protect the innocent, and to maintain the unity of the flock. In truth, for months now we have been witnessing a continuous trickle of staggered news, of manipulated or censored information, of crimes that have been silenced or covered up in the face of striking evidence and irrefutable testimony. . U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted June 11 that he was "honored" by an open letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served … Just six months later, on September 16, 2000, Sandri was promoted to Substitute of the Secretariat of State, i.e., Sodano’s right-hand man. Which is why what I am about to write concerning Cardinal Leonardo Sandri is inspired solely by the friendship that has bound me to him for almost fifty years, for the good of his soul, for the love of the Truth who is Christ Himself, and for the Church, His Bride, whom we served together. ITV Staff2020-12-21T10:37:35-05:00Dec 21st, 2020|, ITV Staff2020-12-17T10:44:18-05:00Dec 17th, 2020|, ITV Staff2020-12-14T11:06:21-05:00Dec 14th, 2020|. I reaffirm this truth here, so as to honor this faithful servant of the Holy See, on whose tomb, in the cathedral of Almeria, Spain, I celebrated a Holy Mass of suffrage. When a Pope dies (or in the case of Benedict XVI has resigned), the Dean is tasked with communicating to all the cardinals that the pontiff has passed and summoning them to Rome for a papal conclave. I ask that all of you pray the Holy Rosary, if possible in your families or with your dear ones, your friends, your brothers and sisters, your colleagues, your fellow soldiers. Quia ei qui est magis amicus, magis est deferendum. Someone has persuaded Pope Francis to place the next papal election in the hands of a man who was, according to Viganò, complicit in the cover-up of the horrible crimes of Father Marcial Maciel, the disgraced founder of the Legionaries of Christ, who died in 2008. ... to merit the Kingdom of Heaven," read the June 7 letter to Trump from Archbishop Carlo Vigano, a former Vatican diplomat to … Part 4 of My Commentary on Archbishop Viganò’s September 2020 Letter. It is available in PDF by clicking here. Viganò's transcript below. Messages to rallies in Washington, DC; May 8, 2020 Appeal for the Church and the World Carlo Maria Viganò, a former Vatican diplomat to Washington, explains in his letter that he believes the current crises befalling the US are a plot to hurt Trump’s re-election. Archbishop Vigano Letter to Donald Trump 2020.06.07 by George Conger on Scribd. Cardinal Re, the new Dean of the College of Cardinals. June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity Sunday Mr. President, In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. June 7, 2020 Letter to President Trump; October 25, 2020 Open Letter to President Trump; November 4, 2020 Message to All Americans of Good Will. Note: I am willing to receive and respond to letters on these matters, and I can bring important comments and concerns also to the attention of Archbishop Viganò. In this way, he secured a majority in favor of him, as he has always done with the creation of new members of the College of Cardinals. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies” (Jn 8:44). Archbishop Vigano’s second letter by James Higham • October 30, 2020 • Comments Off on Archbishop Vigano’s second letter H/T Rossa’s mother and Distant Relative for the link[s] . Mr. President, Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. But because he is 86 (above age 80) he will not be present in the next conclave and so his job will fall to Sandri. “Amicus Plato sed magis amica veritas.” [Plato is my friend, but truth is a better friend]. To Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, appointed Dean of the College at the age of 86 and therefore excluded from the next conclave, I wish an even longer life than that of his father. He, in addition to protecting Maciel, is certainly no stranger to McCarrick’s promotions…. The announcement came one month after Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 92, resigned as Dean of the Sacred College. In a statement released on January 31 and titled “The faithful have the right to know” (see official English text below), Archbishop Viganò asserts that Pope Francis’s confirmation of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals is a “masterpiece of deception.”. The Archbishop Viganò Archive: November 8, 2020 Letter on Biden, Covid, and the USCCB. By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò December 3, 2020 ( Inside the Vatican ) — “O God, you are awesome from your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives strength and … Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 2020-09-24 Father David Nix. Sandri had already given proof of this as Assessor for the section of General Affairs in the Secretariat of State. —RM, Here is a clear and very useful summary of Viganò’s new text posted last night on LifeSiteNews by Diane Montagna (author of a new interview book with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, link.). All of you, take up this spiritual weapon, before which Satan and his minions retreat furiously, because they fear the Most Holy Virgin, she who is Almighty by Grace, even more than Almighty God. In the Heart of the Church we seem to glimpse the approaching shadow of Satan’s synagogue (Rev 2:9). Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Archbishop Viganò is aligning with Trump to stay in the spotlight. *** . Only those cardinals who are under the age of 80 are eligible to enter the conclave and vote. Cardinal Re will still oversee the congregations, but Cardinal Sandri, as Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals, will exercise the most important role — to preside over the election of the next Pope. He also affirms that his new testimony is inspired “solely” by the bond of that friendship and is offered “for the good of his soul, for the love of the Truth who is Christ Himself, and for the Church, His Bride, whom we served together.”, The former US nuncio also testifies that Pope Francis, having asked him about Sandri, knew about his character and the Mexico transfer, and “promoted [him] to Cardinal-Priest in May 2018 and a month later to Cardinal-Bishop, so that he might confirm him as Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals, a candidate prepared by Francis to preside at the next Conclave.”, Archbishop Viganò concludes: “The faithful have a right to know these sordid intrigues of a corrupt court. Twitter. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said the 2020 presidential election presents Americans with a "biblical" challenge "against the demonic forces of … Below are excerpts from the letter written by Archbishop Vigano to President Trump, in which he warns the leader of the free world against the radical, anti-capitalism globalist movement called the “Great Reset.” (The bolding in the letter below appears in the original source for these excerpts.):. © Copyright 2020 | Inside The Vatican Magazine - All Rights Reserved | Design & Development: A riveting account of the search for the man behind the myth, Letter #42: Monday, December 2, 2020: Farewell to a Father, Letter #41: Wednesday, December 2, 2020: On the “Great Reset”, Letter #40: Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Letter #39, Monday, November 30, 2020: Advent, Letter #37, Friday, November 13, 2020: Sankt Gallen…, Pope at Angelus: Christmas 2020 ‘a chance to help others without complaining’, Pope at Audience: Those who pray, pray for all, Pope at Audience: ‘Never feel ashamed to pray in difficult times’. Archbishop Viganò’s Powerful Letter to President Trump: Eternal Struggle Between Good and Evil Playing-Out Right Now June 14, 2020 June 6, 2020 by Peter June 7, 2020 Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Editor’s Note: Catholic Family News is honored to help circulate the following Open Letter to President Donald Trump at the request of its author, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. Dear Mr. President, A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Saint Charles Borromeo. DONALD J. TRUMP. Pray with a sincere soul, with a pure heart, in the certainty of being heard and answered. Archbishop Viganò Post-Election Letter to American Catholics and All Americans of Good Will. Cardinal Sandri, 76, is the Vice Dean. As devout Christians and faithful citizens of the United States of America, you have intense and heartfelt concern for the fate of your beloved country while the final results of the Presidential election are still uncertain. It should be borne in mind, in fact, that in June 2018 Pope Francis increased the number of Cardinal-Bishops, which had remained unchanged for centuries, promoting four new ones in one fell swoop. DONALD J. TRUMP Sunday, October 25, 2020 Solemnity of Christ the King Mr. President, Allow me to address you at this […] Drawing on his first-hand experience as a member of the diplomatic corps and high-level official in the Vatican Secretariat of State, Archbishop Viganò testifies that through a series of “shady maneuvers,” Cardinal Sandri was transferred to Mexico, to replace Archbishop Justo Mullor, (left) who “was removed from the Apostolic Nunciature in Mexico because he opposed the directives coming from the Secretariat of State to cover up the very serious accusations against Marcial Maciel.”, “To replace Archbishop Mullor in Mexico City, it was necessary to appoint a person of unfailing loyalty to Sodano. Once again Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued an extremely important open letter which reveals intrigues in the Vatican to control and determine the next papal conclave. All of the cardinals, even those who cannot vote in the actual election for reasons of age, are eligible to participate in the congregations. He states the plan is already approved and financed in several countries, but in other nations it’s still in the early planning stages. Solemnity of Christ the King. On this last point, the archbishop also addresses an October 16, 2020 letter (PDF) to the Vatican Cardinal Secretary of State from Arthur Tane, the Founder and Executive Director of the Council of Middle East Relations. Cardinal Sandri, the new Vice Dean of the College of Cardinals. OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Archbishop Vigano Writes Letter to Americans, Calls for Urgent Prayer, ARCHBISHOP VIGANO STRIKES AGAIN! By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò “Corruptio optimi pessima.”: Saint Gregory the Great. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written an open letter to President Donald Trump claiming that the COVID-19 pandemic is part of a plot to impose a “health dictatorship” and that Trump is “the final garrison” in stopping this agenda. Then Francis, joining his hands in a characteristically Italian gesture, waved them back and forth — as if to say that Sandri “knows how to get by” — and he looked me in the eyes seeking my consent to his suggestion. Influential Vatican Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Papal Nuncio to Washington, D.C., has written to President Trump, praising his leadership during a critical juncture in his presidency as he faces harsh criticism for his handling of the coronavirus and the George Floyd protests. We have seen the deep state organize itself, well in advance, to carry out the most colossal electoral fraud in history, in order to ensure the defeat of the man who has strenuously opposed the establishment of the New World Order that is wanted by the children of darkness. The world in which we find ourselves living is, to use an expression from the Gospel, “in se divisum” (Mt 12:25).This division, it seems to me, consists of a split between reality and fiction: objective reality on one side, and the fiction of the media on the other. Serving at the time as Nuncio in Venezuela for just a little over two years, he was transferred to Mexico.”. I was a direct witness to these shady maneuvers (which those in charge would describe as normal personnel transfers) through a conversation they had on January 25, 2000, the feast of the Conversion of St Paul, while we were on our way to the Basilica that bears his name, for the closing of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Inside the Vatican, Inc. God bless and protect the United States of America! “His appointment is a cover for that other more effective appointment — of Cardinal Sandri — which has been prepared ad hoc to pilot the next conclave . Read it in its entirety below. GOD, I LOVE THIS GUY!!! Although we should have friendship for both truth and our fellow man, we ought rather to love truth because we should love our fellow man especially on account of truth and virtue… Now truth is a most excellent friend of the sort to whom the homage of honor is due. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” Mt 8:22. Pray with the abandonment of children who know how to have recourse to their Most Holy Mother to ask her to intercede before the throne of the Divine Majesty. Such was the case with former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (left) in 2013. This is the fourth and final part of the analysis I wrote on a recent letter from Archbishop Viganò to a layman. – Tricia Washburn, Follow Revelation Twelve on WordPress.com, The Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ – Merry Christmas, Fr. Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. That truth should be preferred to friends he proves in this way. Cardinal Sandri’s links to the Legionaries of Christ and allegations that he kept quiet about Maciel’s misdeeds have been reported widely in both the Italian and English-speaking media, recently and in past years. Once again we owe a debt of gratitude to Archbishop Viganò for taking the difficult decision to defend the Church and the most innocent members of the Church from “business as usual,” which has in so many cases, unfortunately, meant the cover-up by “the old boys’ network” of terrible, soul-destroying crimes. A middle-aged Father Maciel, he founded the Legionaries of Christ in the 1950s and they became a bulwark for the Church in Mexico, so both the Vatican and the U.S. government had an interest in supporting his initiatives. My words are in orange bold font. He even removed the Nuncio in Mexico City, Justo Mullor, who refused to be an accomplice in his scheme to cover Maciel, and in his place appointed Sandri, then-Nuncio to Venezuela, who was willing to collaborate in the cover-up.”. The most powerful Vatican cardinal during the last 15 years of Pope John Paul’s pontificate, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, now 92. This voice will not remain unheard, because it will be the voice of a people that cries out, in the moment when the storm rages most fiercely, “Save us, Lord, we are perishing!” (Mt 8:25). Dear Mr. Kokx, I read with lively interest your article “Questions for Viganò: His Excellency is Right about Vatican II, But What Does He Think Catholics Should Do Now?” which was published by Catholic Family News on August 22 ().I am happy to respond to your questions, which … You have the honor and privilege of being able to participate in the victory of this spiritual battle, to wield the powerful weapon of the Holy Rosary as our fathers did at Lepanto to repel the enemy armies. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our user agreement(effective 5/1/2018) and privacy policy(effective 5/1/2018). Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop Note: If you would like to become a sponsor of these letters, which would be very helpful in these interesting times, please click here. His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. A monthly donation, even if very small, is very much appreciated. A Response to Archbishop Viganò’s latest letter November 5, 2020 Father Pablo Migone Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! Serving at the time as Nuncio in Venezuela for just a little over two years, he was transferred to Mexico. Cum autem amicitiam habeamus ad ambo, scilicet ad veritatem et ad hominem, magis debemus veritatem amare quam hominem, quia hominem praecipue debemus amare propter veritatem et propter virtutem… Veritas autem est amicus superexcellens cui debetur reverentia honoris; est etiam veritas quiddam divinum, in Deo enim primo et principaliter invenitur. June 7, 2020. Pay him no attention. I ask you to make an act of trust in God, an act of humility and filial devotion to The Lord of Armies. Unfortunately for him, Sandri also allowed himself to be involved by Sodano in this operation to cover up Maciel’s horrible misdeeds. Inside the Vatican, Inc. may earn a portion of sales from products and services that are purchased through links on our site as part of our affiliate partnerships. This new testimony echoes his first, in which he wrote: “It is known that Sodano tried to cover up the Father Maciel scandal to the end. Here below is the official English translation of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s new testimony regarding Pope Francis’ recent approval of the election of the new Dean and Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals. At 86 years of age, Cardinal Re, as newly elected Dean, is not eligible to enter into or preside at the next conclave and will, therefore, cede this role to 76-year-old Cardinal Sandri. WE LIVE IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES This has gone almost unnoticed and yet conceals a devious strategy. Previous article General Convention 2021 to be postponed. The Vice-Dean’s role is to act as a substitute when the Dean cannot exercise his office. Mister President, Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. **The following is a November 4, 2020 message from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano addressed to American Catholics and all Americans of good will.**. To the chagrin and embarrassment of Christians worldwide, the … The former apostolic nuncio to the United States contends that the confirmation of Cardinal Re as Dean of the Sacred College is “a cover for that other more effective appointment — of Cardinal Sandri — which has been prepared ad hoc to pilot the next conclave Secundum Franciscum, that is, according to an updated and augmented edition of the St. Gallen Mafia.”. This is not a novelty. Carlo Maria Viganò, an archbishop of the Catholic Church who served as the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from 19 October 2011 to 12 April 2016, pens an open letter to the President of the United States regarding "The Great Reset". With your support, I will try to write more of these letters and, at least for Lent, give up an hour or two of sleep each night in order to write. The word “conclave” refers to the time in which the cardinals are locked inside the Sistine Chapel to elect a new Pope. Print. Non praevalebunt. This is the point that Viganò makes in his letter. Reflection – Put on the Full Armor of God! TAGS; Roman Catholic Church; Share. Linkedin. Meanwhile, Cardinal Francis Arinze deserves to be recognized for having opposed, within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Sodano’s attempt to cover up the Maciel case. Archbishop Viganò’s words are in italics below. May my appeal, which I address to you and to all people who recognize the Lordship of God, find you to be generous apostles and courageous witnesses of the spiritual rebirth of your beloved country, and with it the entire world. –RM. Have the elderly and sick pray, so that they may offer their sufferings in union with the sufferings that Our Lord suffered on the Cross when he shed His Precious Blood for Our Redemption. Sandri had already given proof of this as Assessor for the section of General Affairs in the Secretariat of State. And once again we find ourselves dealing with another masterpiece of deception: the confirmation by the Pope of the elections of the new Dean and Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals by the Cardinal-Bishops. In his new statement, Archbishop Viganò recalls his first testimony in August 2018, in order to reiterate that “the person chiefly responsible for covering up the misdeeds committed by Maciel was then-Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano.”. I already wrote in my first testimony that the person chiefly responsible for covering up the misdeeds committed by Maciel was then-Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano, whose recent acceptance to resign as Dean of the College of Cardinals was linked to his involvement in the Maciel affair. .” —Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in a new letter released today entitled “The Faithful Have a Right to Know”, “I have a long-standing friendship with Cardinal Sandri . The chain linking the dates of these transfers is very significant: on January 19, 2000, Archbishop Giorgio Zur, who had been President of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (PAE) for only one year, was transferred to Moscow; on February 11, 2000, Archbishop Justo Mullor, who at this point had been in Mexico for just two and a half years, was appointed President of the PAE; on March 1, 2000, Archbishop Sandri was transferred to Mexico after spending only two and a half years in Venezuela. ROME, January 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In a new testimony touching upon the election of the next Pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has alleged that the cardinal whom Pope Francis recently approved to preside over the next papal conclave was involved in covering up the misdeeds of infamous Legionary of Christ founder, Marcial Maciel.