Sunday, February 17, 2013

Documents Show a Dysfunctional Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Guests at the going-away party for Carlo Maria Viganò couldn’t understand why the archbishop looked so forlorn. Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Viganò ambassador to the United States, a plum post where he would settle into a stately mansion on Massachusetts Avenue, across the street from the vice president’s residence.

“He went through the ordeal making it very clear he was unhappy with it,” said one former ambassador to the Vatican, who attended the Vatican Gardens ceremony in the late summer of 2011. “And we just couldn’t figure out, us outsiders and non-Italians, what was going on.”

There was no such confusion within Vatican walls. Benedict had installed Viganò to enact a series of reforms within the Vatican. But some of Rome’s highest-ranking cardinals undercut the efforts and hastened Viganò’s exile to the United States.
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Archimandrite Gregory said...

Interesting reading! Reminds me of some Orthodox jurisdictions in this country.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

LOL I was thinking the same thing.

Dn Paul said...

We laugh (well, I do), but we should weep as well. The jurisdictional chaos that is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church in some parts of the world is scandalous.