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Pope's Leaked Documents Show Fractured Vatican Full of Rivalries

Washington Post: Vatican City — Guests at the going-away party for Carlo Maria Viganò couldn’t understand why the archbishop looked so forlorn. Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Viganò ambassador to the United States, a plum post where he would settle into a stately mansion on Massachusetts Avenue, across the street from the vice president’s residence.

“He went through the ordeal making it very clear he was unhappy with it,” said one former ambassador to the Vatican, who attended the Vatican Gardens ceremony in the late summer of 2011. “And we just couldn’t figure out, us outsiders and non-Italians, what was going on.”

There was no such confusion within Vatican walls. Benedict had installed Viganò to enact a series of reforms within the Vatican. But some of Rome’s highest-ranking cardinals undercut the efforts and hastened Viganò’s exile to the United States.

Viganò’s plight and other unflattering machinations would soon become public in an unprecedented leak of the pontiff’s personal correspondence. Much of the media — and the Vatican — focused on the source of the shocking security breach. Largely lost were the revelations contained in the letters themselves — tales of rivalry and betrayal, and allegations of corruption and systemic dysfunction that infused the inner workings of the Holy See and the eight-year papacy of Benedict XVI. Last week, he announced that he will become the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign.

The next pope may bring with him an invigorating connection to the Southern Hemisphere, a media magnetism or better leadership skills than the shy and cerebral Benedict. But whoever he may be, the 266th pope will inherit a gerontocracy obsessed with turf and Italian politics, uninterested in basic management practices and hostile to reforms.

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The is The World, and there is The Church

And if you have not read the Catechism, you are lost or living an illusion, because the Catholics have occupied the globe for at leat 500 years and the universal language, symbols, far beyind what the Masons, or secret organizations.. it's all in the Catechism.

I think it's best he retire, and I pray for his wellbeing.

Peace be with you.

Vatican City =...

Vatican City = Den of Vipers

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Whore of Babylon

Mother of Harlots. (Not the Catholic people - the leadership) "Come out of her my people!"

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa