Friday, September 25, 2020


++Becciu tells media he’s a “bit dazed” by events. "Until 6.02pm I felt a friend of the Pope, a faithful executor of the Pope. Then the Pope says he no longer has faith in me because magistrates told him I’d committed acts of embezzlement". "I renew my trust in the Holy Father.”


Pierre said...

Very gracious of Cardinal Pell. Now did PF support Cardinal Pell when he was unjustly in the slammer?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I think there are two ways Pope Francis deals with those who burn His Holiness, he says nothing and communicates nothing, think of the Dubia Cardinals and Archbishop Vigano.

Or he fires them, think of Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Mueller and now Cardinal Becciu.
With the first three, all below retirement age, no new assignment was given which is very odd and usually done to save face, but not with this pope.

And one wonders what Archbishop Gainswaign must have done??????????????????????????

At least Pope Francis acted as His Holiness had to do since this would all break anyway and it was best to come from His Holiness rather than elsewhere.

rcg said...

That whole mess in London has several disturbing connections. What is, perhaps most telling for me, is that Cardinal Pell made that statement. Considering his tribulations and the possible source of them, this could be a very dramatic resolution, indeed.

rcg said...

By the way, Cardinal Becciu is caught beteen the Italian legal system, the Mafia, and some Peronists. No green bananas for him.

Anonymous said...

He may be sleeping with the fishes

Mark Thomas said...

Pierre said..."Very gracious of Cardinal Pell. Now did PF support Cardinal Pell when he was unjustly in the slammer?"


During his April 2020 A.D, Australian television interview, Cardinal Pell praised Pope Francis for the support that His Holiness had given to him (Cardinal Pell) throughout the Cardinal's trial and imprisonment.

That had been noted on Father McDonald's well as throughout the international news media.


-- Australian Cardinal Pell says had Pope's support


Mark Thomas

Snark Flummox said...

Speaks volumes that the only way we know Pell had the pope's support was to hear Pell tell it. No record of any public statement from the pope, eh?

With that kind of "support" who needs enemies?


Snark Flummox

Mark Thomas said...

Cardinal Pell said..."The Holy Father was elected to clean up Vatican finances. He plays a long game and is to be thanked and congratulated on recent developments."

The above thanks and congratulations that Cardinal Pell applied to His Holiness, Pope Francis, is not surprising.

Cardinal Pell has been keen, as well, to have noted the support that he received from Pope Francis during Cardinal Pell's trial and imprisonment.

From the dawn of the Pope Francis' Pontificate to date, Cardinal Pell has defended and praised Pope Francis' holy, orthodox service to God and Holy Mother Church.


Cardinal Pell declared in regard to the right-wing's vicious attacks upon Pope Francis' orthodoxy:

"To put it politely, I think that’s absolute rubbish!

"Francis said he’s a loyal son of the Church, and his record shows that.

"He’s a completely faithful exponent of Christ’s teaching and the Church’s tradition."

Peace and good health to Cardinal Pell.


Mark Thomas

Pierre said...

Snark Flummox,