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[Catholic Caucus] The Hunt for Vigaṇ: Vatican Spies Tracking Whistleblower
Church Militant ^ | September 7, 2018 | Rev. Michael X., JCL

Posted on 09/07/2018 10:22:40 PM PDT by ebb tide

Vatican officials are on the hunt for Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò.

According to sources within the Vatican, the Secretariat of State of the Holy See — under the direction of Pietro Cardinal Parolin — has communicated an instruction to its internal and external security services to use its "intelligence resources" to locate the physical whereabouts of Abp. Viganò. This request has been communicated not only in order to prevent more unpredictable damage to the image of Pope Francis and the Holy See on the world stage, but also to "prepare the terrain" for the former apostolic nuncio-turned-whistleblower to be prosecuted for alleged multiple crimes against Vatican and Church law.

The urgency with which the location of Abp. Viganò is being sought is all the more palpable since, according to canon 1507 of the Code of Canon Law and other procedural and penal norms of the Holy See and Vatican City State, Abp. Viganò cannot be prosecuted or even punished unless he first be given the opportunity to be officially notified in writing of the specific canonical and Vatican crimes he is alleged to have committed and be given the opportunity to defend himself against them.

Abp. Viganò cannot be prosecuted or even punished unless he first be given the opportunity to be officially notified in writing.Tweet

As first reported by the very well-informed Baron Roberto de Mattei (Corrispondenza Romana, September 5), criminal counts are said to be in the process of being researched and drafted in a libellus accusatorius (canonical criminal complaint) for Viganò having allegedly committed perjury for his having breached pontifical and other forms of state secrecy in violation of, among other norms, the Instruction Secreta continere on the Pontifical Secret issued on February 4, 1974 by John Cardinal Villot, Secretary of State of the Vatican.

The specific Norms of Secreta being researched for applicability and evidence in support of potential prosecution include:

1. Art. I-4 for Abp. Viganò’s alleged divulgation of extrajudicial denunciations received by him during his service of the Holy See regarding crimes against faith and morals and the Sacrament of Penance, and the process and decision pertaining to the handling of these denunciations regarding Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and other clerics referenced by Viganò in his testimony and in the articles of journalists to whom the archbishop is alleged to have disseminated such classified information;

2. Art. I-7 for his alleged dissemination of Vatican secrets gained by reason of office pertaining to appointments of bishops, specifically regarding the appointment of Cdl. Blase Cupich as archbishop of Chicago, Illinois;

3. Art. I-9 for his alleged divulgation of the electronically encrypted order transmitted by the Secretariat of State to Abp. Viganò regarding the appointment of Bp. Robert McElroy to the see of San Diego, California;

4. Art. I-10 for his breaching of "business or matters which are so grave in nature that they are placed under the Pontifical Secret by the Supreme Pontiff or a Cardinal of the relevant Dicastery."

News of the Vatican deploying its vast international resources to track down and prosecute Abp. Viganò are consistent with his assertions made to Aldo Maria Valli on their final encounter: that Viganò had "purchased a plane ticket," that he was "traveling abroad," that he "could not tell [Valli] where," that Valli "should not try to find him," that "his old cellular number will no longer be functioning," and that they "saluted each other one last time."

Viganò, in saying goodbye to Valli, appears to have known exactly what the worst elements of the Vatican and its agents are capable of. Let us hope he has taken every necessary precaution from falling into the hands of those who would wish him ill.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: antipope; dictatorpope; francischurch; parolin; vigano
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1 posted on 09/07/2018 10:22:40 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Al Hitan; Biggirl; Bigg Red; Coleus; DuncanWaring; ebb tide; Fedora; heterosupremacist; ...
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The knives are out.

2 posted on 09/07/2018 10:24:26 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

I’m still reeling. May God’s Holy Angels protect and strengthen Viganò, a man of heroic virtue!


4 posted on 09/08/2018 3:05:14 AM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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To: ebb tide
Bugger a dozen seminarians and we’ll let that slide for a few decades.

Divulge a Papal secret and we will hunt you to the ends of the Earth and prosecute you till the cows come home.

5 posted on 09/08/2018 4:18:32 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ebb tide; heterosupremacist
They could bring canonical charges "to prevent more unpredictable damage to the image of Pope Francis and the Holy See on the world stage"?

They're stupid enough to think Police State tactics would improve their image?

Right out where can see it "on the world stage"?

If Vigano in fact knew that this is exactly what they are capable of doing, then he has knowingly offered his life like Christ for the sake of the Truth.

And Pope Francis is showing ever more clearly that he is not only a mafioso and a Peronist, but an Enemy asset.

6 posted on 09/08/2018 4:18:36 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It is better to be slapped with the Truth than to be kissed with a Lie.")
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To: ebb tide

The Vatican sounds less like a church and more like the mob.


7 posted on 09/08/2018 4:21:12 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: ebb tide
In short, our Mother Church needs to purged of its tendency to Mafia-like omerta as well as from a ring of perverts disguised as representatives of our Lord.

Prayers Up for the cleansing of our Holy Church from these emissaries of the devil.

8 posted on 09/08/2018 4:24:03 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: ebb tide

Perhaps another wrecking ball was at work in Pennsylvania. In August, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made public a 1,400-page report detailing Catholic priests and child sex abuse. The Catholic hierarchy apparently learned nothing from their previous episodes of exposure. This one is a direct hit and will take down this pope. Whether it takes down the lavender mafia and their pederasty will come down to whether good men do something, rather than nothing.

Exclusive: Craige McMillan asserts president’s actions are ‘dismantling the corruption’

Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/donald-trump-the-wrecking-ball/#vvJGIKb7G7fomdm1.


9 posted on 09/08/2018 4:57:25 AM PDT by ADSUM
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To: ebb tide

And absolutely the wrong move for the Vatican to make. It pretty much confirms all suspicions about the corruption.


10 posted on 09/08/2018 5:41:28 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Archbishop Vigano may have become the only true shepherd in the world. All the rest are wolves and hirelings.


11 posted on 09/08/2018 5:44:19 AM PDT by sitetest (No longer mostly dead.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Cardinal George is simply an antiPope.


12 posted on 09/08/2018 6:20:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: ADSUM

Amen and second it.


13 posted on 09/08/2018 6:22:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: ADSUM

T Y 4 posting link. The wrecking ball analogy is perfect for POTUS!


14 posted on 09/08/2018 6:46:11 AM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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To: Pontiac

A dozen seminarians? A ‘hell’ of a lot more than that. It was well known in New Jersey and probably in the Vatican too.


15 posted on 09/08/2018 7:06:45 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ebb tide

So, in other words, the Vatican is saying that everything Viganò wrote was true. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to charge him with violating these norms.

16 posted on 09/08/2018 7:13:20 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ~~Appeasing evil is cowardice~~Francis is temporary. Hell is forever.)
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To: ebb tide
Don't drop the Soap
In front of the Pope
17 posted on 09/08/2018 8:24:27 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ebb tide

PJDT ought to put him in the Federal Witness Protection Program and contract a few retired SEALS to guard him.


18 posted on 09/08/2018 8:25:57 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: sitetest
"Archbishop Vigano may have become the only true shepherd in the world. All the rest are wolves and hirelings."

Not by any means. I have seen quite a few bishops calling for investigations, removals, and reform. And how about all those who have validated Vigano's information??

This pursuit of Vigano by the Vatican homo-Mafia is exactly the wrong tactic, especially now.

19 posted on 09/08/2018 9:28:56 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: Wonder Warthog

As Bishop Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate in Texas said, they ALL knew. They ALL KNOW.

Just as all the bishops knew about mccarrick, you don’t think they know about parolin, bertone, or sodano?? Or farrell, cupich, or coccopalmerio??

They ALL know.

But only one has come forward to name names. Only one has put himself at real risk, even of death. Only one is formed in the image of Christ, only one has joined Jesus in stretching out his arms between heaven and earth. The others are cowards, hirelings.

There are several thousand bishops in the world. If 1% came forward with what they know, this would already be over. But they are not because they are still hirelings.


20 posted on 09/08/2018 9:50:17 AM PDT by sitetest (No longer mostly dead.)
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