Skip to comments.Leftist Vaticanista: 30% of Church Against Pope
Posted on 05/22/2020 6:32:34 PM PDT by marshmallow
Alleges a right-wing conspiracy at work
COLOGNE, Germany (ChurchMilitant.com) - A leftist Vatican expert is alleging that one-third of Catholic clerics are against Pope Francis, even working to incite a "cultural war" to undermine the pontiff's influence.
"You shouldn't underestimate that [number], it's just the tip of an iceberg," Marco Politi, former Vatican correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica said in an interview with Domradio.de, the media station of the archdiocese of Cologne.
"It is not a minority," Politi said. "I would estimate that 30% of the clergy, the committed laity and bishops of the world church are on this line," which he describes as "a very strong, conservative, traditionalist line."
"There has been opposition to Francis for years," he said. "Some bishops and cardinals are always in the front row, but behind them is a not inconsiderable part of the clergy and laypeople who are against Francis and any reforms in the Church."
As an example of the opposition the pope faces, the Vaticanista pointed to Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò's recent "very aggressive" manifesto warning of the "creation of a world government" related to the pandemic measures of the Church and the government.
Bearing the brunt of Politi's critique were the signatories of the manifesto, including former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Cdl. Gerhard Müller and Hong Kong archbishop emeritus Cdl. Joseph Zen, whom he accused of representing the "part of the Church hierarchy that wants the culture struggle."
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May their numbers multiply.
Only a third? It should be at least two thirds.
Forgive me for being a negative nelly, but I don't think I'm being negative, I think I'm just being realistic, rational, and betting the future, barring an event or internal change I'm unaware of, is going to be more of the past.
The catholic church has zero teeth when it comes to fighting evil, and I would argue that in most cases its because its teeth are too busy committing evil to even think about resisting it.
I hope 30% is on the (way) low side.
I hope the percentage is higher too. However, it is good that Politi is a Vatican correspondent and not the science writer, if he thinks 30% is not a minority.
I think it’s higher that 30% — more like 50-55%.
I thought I was all alone!? There is hope after all!
Long road. It’s not just the pope but the system itself that installed the man— have his actions been out of step with who he was?
I am against him. He is simply a criminal leftist who wants to control everyone.
Hey, the #1 anti Roman Catholic against his own pope posts daily articles against his church and pope right here on Free Republic.
This faux Pope is simply more of the poison fruit foisted on the Church and the world by the Satan Council (VC-II, 1962-1965). The goal of the Satan Council was the destruction of the Church and the following link shows how much progress it had already made as far back as 2002:
Read it and weep, or celebrate, depending on your point of view!
Just how was this done?
The problem has been the cover up by the leadership of Rome.
Then there are the Free Republic RCs who claim this is not about pedophilia.
I wonder if it’s much smaller. If you’re in that milieu it seems more widespread. I’ve read that there are only 10,000 “traditional” Catholics in the USA (?). France, Spain, Brazil and USA are where “traditional” Catholicism is popular.
Never again do I want to hear Roman Catholics complain of Roman Catholic bashing when daily yall wish for the downfall of the man yall claim has the keys. The Reformers who died because of their criticism of Rome would be flabbergasted at yalls comments.
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