Thursday, 16 January 2020

Breaking: Viganò accuses Gänswein of "isolating" Pope Benedict XVI

Testimony by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

It is time to reveal the abusive and systematic control exercised by Archbishop Georg Gänswein over the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI since the beginning of his Pontificate.

Gänswein habitually filtered information, arrogating to himself the right to judge how opportune or not it was to send it to the Holy Father.

I can testify that, when Pope Benedict summoned me in audience on April 4, 2011, a few days after I had sent him my first letter (that was later illegally published during Vatileaks), I said to the Pontiff: “I will not speak to you about the situation of corruption in the management of the Papal Villas, since I assume that you have already taken note of the memo on the matter, which I delivered to your secretary for you, in view of this audience.”

The Holy Father, in all simplicity and innocence, and without showing any surprise, said to me: “No, I didn’t see anything.”

I also testify to another event that shows how Monsignor Gänswein controlled information for the Holy Father and conditioned his freedom of action. On the occasion of the canonization of Marianne Cope and Kateri Tekakwitha, having requested in writing to the then-prefect of the papal household, Archbishop James M. Harvey, to be received in audience by the Pope, and having received no response, I went to the same Prefect on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, asking him why I had received no response to my request for an audience. 

I remember perfectly the circumstance, because Archbishop Harvey suggested that I attend the general audience the next day, so that I could at least greet the Holy Father personally, with the other bishops who were present. Archbishop Harvey answered me with the following words: “Gänswein said to me: ‘Archbishop Viganò is the last person who can approach Pope Benedict!’” 

He then added that, at the beginning of his pontificate, Benedict XVI, indicating Gänswein to him with his index finger, exclaimed: “Gestapo! Gestapo!”

This unscrupulous attitude was revealed from the very beginning of his pontificate, also in the determination with which Gänswein managed to distance from the pope his precious assistant and secretary, Ingrid Stampa, whom then-cardinal Ratzinger had wanted at his side for well over a decade after the death of his sister Maria Ratzinger.

Furthermore, it is known that to escape this total control exercised over his person by Gänswein, Pope Benedict often went to visit his previous special secretary, Bishop Josef Clemens, inviting Ingrid Stampa to these familial gatherings. 

I am issuing this statement following what Archbishop Gänswein asserted in recent days to the ANSA news agency, contradicting what Pope Benedict himself had written in his correspondence with Cardinal Sarah. This statement is a sensational and slanderous insinuation against the most eminent Cardinal Robert Sarah, which he swiftly denied.

Translation by Diane Montagna of LifeSiteNews.



Anonymous said...

Oh you of short memories!

"Among hypocritical cowards, Ratzinger is a special case whose silence in the face of evil is legendary. Might I remind readers that he was a key player in Operation Third Secret in the year 2000 whereby the Vatican lied to the world about having made the entire vision public.

This also happens to be the same man-in-white who publicly looked Jorge in the eye and publicly proclaimed:

My true home is your goodness. There, I feel safe … We hope that you will continue to go forward with all of us on this road of Divine Mercy, showing us the way of Jesus, toward Jesus, toward God.

This was months after the publication of Amoris Laetitia."

The prisoner Pope my foot!

Anonymous said...

If he said "my true home is your goodness, there I feel safe" could it have meant Only your goodness keeps the poison out of my tea?
IDK. OL of Fatima said the Holy Father would have much to suffer.

Anonymous said...

Christ had 12 Apostals, one a traitor, stands to reason any Pope in office will have his share of Judases. If they hold offices close to the Pope, they filter what the Pope sees and hears.

MyronM said...

....Harvey [James M. cardinal] then added that at the beginning of the Pontificate, Benedict XVI, pointing at him [Gänswein] with his finger, exclaimed, "Gestapo! Gestapo!*"
This behavior of B16 reveals an amazing lack of seriousness of a man holding the Office of Saint Peter, as well as the lack of consistency. If B16 noticed Gaenswein's abuse of confidence, he should immediately throw him out. Another factor aroused here: the personal emotional bond turned out to be stronger than the duties towards the Holy Office. Bishop Joseph Raztinger apparently was enchanted by the young German cleric in a well-cut cassock. B16 seems to be susceptible to blackmail.
*Geheime Staatspolizei - Secret State Police in Germany in 1933-45. Is Archbishop Georg an agent of some secret police?

Johnno said...

It's time to hang Monsignor Gänswein in the court of public opinion, have him sacked and sent to Argentina to work on the peripheries, until we can send Jorge back there in disgrace to join him. If the lefties can get their celebrities cancelled, I don't see why we can't either.

And, yes, we are aware of Benedict's own murky past, especially regarding Fatima. But that doesn't contradict the fact that he's a manipulated prisoner now.

His entire resignation must be examined, stat! Send in a seal team to extract him. If the USA can hire mercenaries, I think we should kickstart a campaign to send a team in there to infiltrate and get him out.

Don't worry, the Vatican today certainly doesn't respect anyone else's borders.

Get Benedict out of Rome and ship him to Fatima, Portugal.

Fulfill the prophecy.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who believes in Fatima is stupid anyway, so if all you have against Benedict is Fatima related, your criticism is Null and Void. Grow up and stop belieiving old wives's tales.

Johnno said...

Given the facts on the ground that socialist communist movements are growing everywhere in the Western world, even making up a sizable portion of the main opposition party in the USA, that tensions between Russia and the US are at their worst, that the failure of Vatican II and the Novus Ordo are evident, that fags are everywhere in the Church, that an Antipope reigns, that everything maintaining the normal family, sex, and identity is threathened...

And all of this was predicted by 3 little Shepard children 100 years ago with pinpoint accuracy, backed by the greatest miracle ever witnessed by thousands of people and even attested to by the Church's enemies...

We can conclude that anyone who calls Fatima, 'stupid,' has to be the biggest imbecile a woman has ever birthed. What's the matter, imbecile? Is your little bubble world cracking with each new revelation, that you now try to shoot the messenger (Our Lady of Fatima), but are too busy contemplating aiming at your head instead?

We're on to you Mr. Ganswein! I bet it was you who sent that typed, unsigned denial to 1P5 claiming to be Benedict claiming he never spoke to Fr. Dollinger about the 3rd Secret being about a bad council, and a bad mass! That's when you're not photoshopping Benedict's letters to make it sound like he endorses other books that he actually rejected!