The U.K.‘s Guardian newspaper, reports on the global sexual abuse scandal that is rocking the Catholic Church. These vile acts against children have been perpetrated by numerous leaders throughout the hierarchy, from parish priests to bishops, including archbishops and cardinals, to close advisers to Pope Francis. Cardinal George Pell, until recently the third most senior figure at the Vatican, is facing prison time for serial abuse of minors. Last June, Francis accepted the resignation of three Chilean bishops over their handling of abuse cases, including one he had vigorously defended a few months earlier. The recent list of degenerate clergy can be found in the Guardian link in the first sentence of this paragraph.
When Pope Benedict XVI was swiftly removed from the papacy in 2013, the first pope in over 600 years to “abdicate,” speculation ran rampant, but most often returned to the corruption he exposed at the top levels of the $8 Billion-asset Vatican Bank. Benedict’s rushed departure followed by immediate and permanent seclusion eerily coincided with the banking scandal exposé.
Enshrouded in secrecy for 6 years, no one except Vatican insiders know whether Benedict, who was elected pope in 2005, is above or below ground.
Polish-born Benedict witnessed the atrocities of WWII firsthand and valued liberty. Francis, an unconcealed Marxist, is the first Jesuit pope. Born in Argentina, he is the first pope from outside Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian, who led the church in the 8th century.
Pope Francis claims unusual skills, such as the ability to see into the heart of others; declaring prior to the 2016 presidential election that Donald Trump is not a Christian, as he clearly attempted to influence the outcome of the U.S. election.
Francis, who lives in opulence behind massive Vatican City walls, ridicules the United States for constructing a much smaller barrier on our southern border than the 50-foot-tall, ten-feet-deep wall surrounding the fortress that protects him, along with the Swiss Guard that function as a private military force. He frequently chastises America on the hot-button issues that drive the left, consumerism and global warming. Worst of all, he has concealed the rampant sexual abuse in the church until he was forced to hold a 4-day “summit,” where he apologized for the systemic perversion, calling the very clergy he protected, “instruments of Satan.”
His summit has been described as “vague” and “too little too late.” It’s time for Francis to get the same treatment given to Pope Benedict XVI — a righteous man who did not deserve to be banished.
Francis, who has spent his adult life living off the generosity of others, is clearly opposed to capitalism. In 2015, he issued this statement maligning the United States: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.”
As we noted in Aug. 2016, Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion, his provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. His “Inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.
He obviously prefers the failed Marxist redistributionist model.