Vindicated: Vatican Insider who Accused Francis I of a Cover-Up

“Martel, as we know, was helped and hosted by prelates in the Vatican, to carry out his task [or research for his book]…. So we have to believe Martel, particularly because he puts the central phrase in quotes.  Here is a little portion [of Martel’s new book] we have translated [with the key translation at the end in italics]:

“‘…[Viganò names] cardinals and bishops of the Roman Curia and the American episcopate who, according to him [Viganò], took part in this huge cover-up…(When the Pope dismissed the allegations, his entourage indicated to me that Francis “was initially informed by Viganò that Cardinal McCarrick had had homosexual relations with over-age seminarians, which was not enough in his eyes to condemn him”).’

“If Martel writes the truth – and there is no reason to believe the opposite, since he is certainly not a conservative homophobe Pharisee moralizing and hypocritical – some considerations are required.

“The first: even though the seminarians were not under age, if a person hierarchically in a high position, and who can decide the fate of one of his subordinates, sexually harasses him, it is no longer a question of sex between consenting adults: there is a form of violence.  Now we know that this fact does not seem important to the Pontiff.  Or at least, not so important, at least not to favor and use the abuser until this bond becomes too embarrassing, and then sacrifice him to the public opinion.

“Second: it is months and months that the Catholics are waiting for an answer: Did Viganò lie, or not?  It seems that according to Martel, and according to the entourage of the Pontiff, he has told the truth.

“So why not admit it?  Why not to say, as a man and a Christian [remember, Tosatti believes Roman Catholics are Christians – S.W.], ‘it’s true I was warned, but I thought it was not so serious.  I was wrong in my judgment, forgive me’?

“Such behavior would have a very different effect from the savage reactions with which the Pope’s hand and pen men, assisted by obliging mass media, were unleashed in the aggression of the person of Viganò…”[22]

Savage reactions indeed.  But this is how the Vatican has always worked.  And as for Francis admitting he was wrong, no one should be holding their breath in anticipation.

It is obvious to all but the most blinded devotees of Francis that he knew, and yet did nothing.  For all his talk about cleaning up the filth in the Roman Catholic system, he did nothing whatsoever about a friend of his until he absolutely had to do something, reluctantly.  Very, very reluctantly.  And without a word of apology to a man who, devoted servant of the Papacy that he is, was thrown under the bus by the pope’s goons.

As this global scandal continues, may it please the Lord to open many eyes to the iniquity of this religious system, of the man who heads it, and of the hundreds of thousands of lecherous perverts who run the entire system for their own benefit as some kind of gigantic brothel, homosexual nightclub, and child sex ring.

                                                                                                                                                    April 2019

Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher.  He runs Bible Based Ministries.  For other articles (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, pamphlets, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below.  If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, to receive all future articles, please send your details.  

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[2]. Red State, August 26, 2018.  Article: “Will Demands for Pope Francis’s Resignation Lead the New York Times to Conclude Some Sex Abuse Shouldn’t be Investigated?”

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[18]The Moynihan Letters, August 28, 2018.

[19]., February 18, 2019.  Article: “Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Has Been Removed from Clerical State; Pope Blocks Possibility for Appeal.”

[20]. BBC, 16 February 2019.  Article: “US Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Defrocked Over Abuse Claims.”

[21]. Catholic News Agency, February 16, 2019.  Article: “After McCarrick Sex Abuse Verdict, Money and Power Questions Remain.”  Quoted in The Moynihan Letters, February 20, 2019.

[22]. The Moynihan Letters, February 17, 2019.