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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

It sounds almost like a lame joke. A former Trump strategist, a conservative cardinal with a penchant for fancy ceremonial gowns, and a far-right xenophobe walk into a bar in Rome. In this case, the Trump strategist is Steve Bannon, the conservative cardinal is American Raymond Burke, and the xenophobe is Italy's new interior minister Matteo Salvini. No, they aren't in a bar, but they are conspiring against one man, Pope Francis, on the issue most dear to him: immigration.



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And here is another...

Ghost of Benedict Threatens Scandalous End to Pope Francis for giggles:

The body of Pope Benedict XVI had barely been lowered into its tomb in the crypt under St. Peter's Basilica when wild speculation started swirling. Now that Benedict, who retired in 2013, was gone, would that pave the way for Francis to be the second pope in modern history to become a papal pensioner?

But the whispers weren't about Francis making the choice. They were about how to push him off the throne.

At the center of the alleged conspiracy to oust the sitting pope is Archbishop Georg Gnswein"once known as Gorgeous George, or George Clooney of the Catholic Church, for his unpriestly good looks. Gnswein was the Prefect of the Pontifical Household under Pope Benedict and had assumed that role would continue when Francis was elected. But a few years into his pontificate, Francis fired the archbishop, and sent him packing to the retirement monastery where Benedict spent the last ten years of his life, leaving Gnswein "shocked and speechless" over a number of decisions Francis made to undo Benedict's legacy.


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I meant to flip the articles... One is old. If I were Francis, I would be removing a whole lot of the "conservatives".

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2023-01-11 05:13 PM | Reply

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