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The disaster of a Francis Pontificate (Quo Vadis, Pope Francis? Part 232 )

Cardinal Pell describes the pontificate of Pope Francis as a disaster and a catastrophe. This is most accurate.

The Pope has brought the Church leftward towards liberalism and socialism, while attacking orthodoxy and tradition. The Church is becoming more and more like a Protestant denomination. Heresy predominates. There is much doctrinal confusion and a deep crisis.


Cardinal Pell authored ‘secret memo’ ripping current pontificate [News analysis]


Australian Cardinal George Pell, who died unexpectedly this week, has been identified as the author of a controversial memo that circulated among Church leaders in Rome early in 2022, describing the pontificate of Pope Francis as “a disaster in many or most respects; a catastrophe.”


Veteran Vatican journalist Sandro Magister, who posted the memo last March, has revealed that Cardinal Pell was the writer who signed the document as “Demos.”

Dated “Lent 2022,” and running to nearly 2,000 words, the document is divided into two sections: a first entitled “The Vatican Today” and the second looking forward to “The Next Conclave.” In it, Demos portrays a Church in crisis and calls for the election of a new Pontiff who will restore order and orthodoxy.


The Vatican Today


In a sweeping indictment of the Pope’s leadership, the memo charges that Pope Francis has become a source of confusion for the universal Church. Demos/Pell notes that German prelates (among others) have adopted positions clearly at odds with Church teaching, while Rome is silence. This silence, he adds, is “emphasized when contrasted with the active persecution of the Traditionalists and the contemplative convents.”


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