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"Francis Removes Parolin from IOR [Vatican Bank]": It appears that Francis and the Gay Lobby are Victorious over Old Guard

 Today, the foreign Huffington Post website headline was "Papa Francesco toglie Parolin dallo Ior":

"Pope Francis removes Parolin from the IOR [Vatican Bank]"

The article said "Vatican Secretary of State (65) is no longer a member of the Cardinal Commission for controlling the IOR [Vatican Bank]." [https://www.huffingtonpost.it/entry/papa-francesco-toglie-parolin-dallo-ior_it_5f81d2fac5b62f97bac35e6c]

Parolin was apparently the last member of Cardinal Angelo Sodano's Old Guard that had any significant power in the Francis Vatican.

It appears that Francis and the Gay Lobby are victorious over Sodano's Old Guard. 

Here is the historical background:

It seems that the alliance, of the Gay Lobby and the Old Guard, that apparently was involved with the engineering of the election of Francis is breaking up and the allies are now at war.

Francis appears to run the Gay Lobby while Cardinal Angelo Sodano apparently is the head of the Old Guard.

First we'll explain who Sodano is and then show why he might be at war with Francis and the Gay Lobby?

Cardinal Sodano is the boss of the Vatican Old Guard diplomats and Cardinal Pietro Parolin has been called his "longtime protegee":

In 2015, Vatican expert Jerry Slevin explained that Francis has put Sodano back in power by putting his "longtime protégée,  [Cardinal]Pietro Parolin.... [as] No. 2 as Secretary of State, and... likely... the next pope": 

"Sodano at times was “de facto” pope during John Paul II’s incapacity. He is still Dean of Cardinals and oversaw the election of Pope Francis. His longtime protégée,  Pietro Parolin, is now No. 2 as Secretary of State, and will likely be the next pope."

"... Just before Francis’ election, Jason Berry, a “non-brainwashed” Jesuit educated award winning investigative reporter, in the NY Times urged Pope Benedict XVI to right some of the wrongs of the recent past by forcing out Cardinal Sodano, in Berry’s words, as '… the man who, more than any other, embodies the misuse of power that has corrupted the church hierarchy. …'. Please see, here, 
New York Times ." [http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2015/03_04/2015_03_29_Jerry_Catholicism_Does_It.htm]
 (BishopAccountability.org, "Does Sodano Dominate Pope Francis? Or Does it just Seem So?", March 29, 2015)


Moreover, Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror, but on




"But Sodano (and his forces) survived and at the Conclave of 2013, because of being dean of the College of the Cardinals, his duties included moderating the pre-Conclave discussions and presiding at the pre-Conclave Mass. It is widely conceded that once the voting got underway he had convinced a number of other cardinals to cast their ballots for Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ, the man who is now Pope Francis."

"It is not clear if Sodano delivered the determining votes for the Argentine pope’s election, but those tallies were essential nonetheless. And Francis was and remains well aware of that."

"He began his pontificate with full knowledge that Sodano still had considerable reach and influence over much that was happening in ecclesiastical Rome. He also had personal experience of the former Secretary of State’s steely will to promote and to punish, especially in the pope’s native Latin America where, at least since the 1970s, policy decisions and bishop appointments were rarely made without the Italian diplomat’s input."[https://international.la-croix.com/news/twilight-time-for-the-vatican-s-godfather/7013]  







"An additional source also told CNA that McCarrick had young priest and seminarian assistants while living with the IVE, but did not comment on whether any seminarian resided with the cardinal."[https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/cardinal-mccarrick-reportedly-lived-on-ive-seminary-property-during-retirement-86896#ampshare=https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-mccarrick-reportedly-lived-on-ive-seminary-property-during-retirement-86896]

It is obvious that Sodano at the time had power over Francis.

According to Gloria.tv, it now appears that Francis finally feels he has enough power to get rid of the Sodano who caused him a “great humiliation” and a “slap in the face”:

"December 13 was the day of Francis’ fiftieth priestly anniversary."

"Weeks before, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 92, as the Dean of the College of Cardinals, suggested to Francis to celebrate this day with a Mass together with the cardinals residing in Rome, writes Sandro Magister (December 21)."

"But Francis said no."

"Sodano didn’t give up. He sent the sub-dean Cardinal Re, 85, and Francis agreed."

"However, the Mass took place in total secrecy. The Vatican regime media published no news and no photos. Magister writes that this was on Francis' strict order."

"The usually loquacious Francis didn’t preach, nor did he say a word before or after Mass. Sodano wasn’t allowed to wish him well. The address was only published in the after-noon."

"After the Mass, Francis quickly and coldly greeted the cardinals one by one and ran off."


"Eight days later, on December 21, Francis published a Motu proprio sacking Sodano as the Dean of the Cardinals."
The evidence appears to show that Sodano's Old Guard didn't appreciate being sidelined by Pope Benedict and they as well as the Gay Lobby initiated Vatileaks and other unsavory maneuvers to get the pope to resign. The Old Guard in my opinion have pretty much controlled Francis until recently, but it looks like he recently thinks he has enough power to take them on.


Even before the sacking of  Sodano, his Old Guard recently apparently has been systematically defeated by Francis and the Vatican Gay Lobby.

The Old Guard Vatican diplomats whose top official is Sercetary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was "attack[ed]" and "is being targeted" by the Vatican Bank (IOR) which is headed by the Francis appointed Gay Lobby Monsignor Battista Ricca according to Italian news outlet Ilmerraggero.
(Ilmessaggero.it, "Vatican, IOR attacks the Secretariat of State: alleged financial irregularities," October 2, 2019)

The Ilmessaggero article reported Parolin's Secretariat of State offices were broken into by Vatican police with the apparent approval of Francis:

"[I]n the offices of the Secretariat of State... the Vatican judicial police officers broke in for a reconnaissance that led to the seizure of documents and computers."

Gloria.tv revealed:

"The Italian daily Ilmessaggero.it has presented the Vatican's recent financial scandal as a 'clash of power' between the Vatican Bank and the Secretary of State."
(Gloria.tv, "Vatican Scandal: Now the Accused Speaks," October 6, 2019)

Moreover, Gloria.tv reported the Francis Vatican raid was a sneak attack:

"Secretary of State Piero Parolin, was unaware of the problems leading to the suspension of five high-placed collaborators in his own dicastery."

"According to Corriere.it (October 3), Parolin was informed by Francis only a few hours before the raid in the Secretariat of State took place."
(Gloria.tv, "No Dialogue: Parolin Informed in Last Minute," October 4, 2019)

Furthermore, Vatican expert Andrea Gagliarducci says the Francis Gay Lobby takeover of Parolin's Old Guard Secretary of State is long planned including putting Gay Lobby Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra as the second in command behind Parolin at the Secretariat.

Parra is deeply connected to Francis's closest collaborator pro-gay Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga and his alleged gay predator ex-auxiliary Bishop Juan Jose Pineda who was forced to resign.

In August, Gagliarducci reported the Francis Gay Lobby takeover of the Old Guard's last strong hold at the Vatican:

"Pope Francis is setting up his team in the Secretariat of State. This new team will have no connection with the old guard."
(Mondayvatican.com, "Pope Francis, how the transition is taking place," August 5, 2019)

Moreover, Gagliarducci says the  "attack" on the Old Guard is "unprecedented" in the history of the Vatican:

"[W]hy should an entity under the oversight, namely the Institute for Religious Works [the Vatican Bank], report on other bodies that oversee it... the Secretariat of State?"

"... Possible answer is that the green light came directly by the Pope to the prosecutor..."

"The attack to the Institution from within the Institution is unprecedented for the Holy See. It shows the extent of the internal struggle."
(Mondayvatican.com, "Pope Francis, what is happening in the Vatican?," October 7, 2019)

 The struggle seems to be over with the removal of Parolin from the Vatican Bank.

Today, Catholic scholar Steven O'Reilly asked if the Old Guard might "start leaking dirt on Francis. This might get real nasty":

If this is the case....I would kind of expect Parolin’s allies in the Curia to start leaking dirt on Francis. This might get real nasty [https://twitter.com/S_OReilly_USA]

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


 

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