The Associated Press article below (press title for full story) reports that Cardinal Pell believes his accuser in the sex abuse trial was set up by Cardinal Becciu. Of course, in my most humble opinion, Cardinal Becciu had to have help to accomplish such a complicated task. Who might that be? It has to be the mafia who evidently has high stakes in the opaque Vatican finances.
Of course, Cardinal Pell was a bull dog trying to clean up the Vatican finances. But if the mafia is involved with the help of a cardinal and no telling who else, Pell’s job was one heck of a dangerous job as he found out.
Cardinal Pell has implied before that he was set up by someone in the Vatican. I suspect that Pope Francis not only came to the sure and certain realization that Becciu was corrupt as it concerns the finances he was overseeing, but that he was involved in Pell’s situation in Australia.
If true, perhaps Becciu should not only be defenestrated, but also decapitated and perhaps in the most public way possible.
In the meantime, recall that early in His Holiness’ pontificate, a large outdoor statue of St. Michael the Archangel was erected in the Vatican gardens and Pope Francis asked Pope Emeritus Benedict to be present for the blessing of this statue. I think that Pope Francis knew that even in the Vatican we need the intercession of St. Michael to exorcise the evil that strives to destroy the good. Perhaps this gesture early on is now bearing fruit today.