First of all, apart from the Vigano accusations, if Francis did not know about the deposed cardinal, why didn’t he?
He’s the chief executive of a major international organization; and one of its most prominent operatives, of international renown, has been demoted to private-citizen status, sent apparently to a monastery.
Busting a cardinal is a very big deal. Francis was apparently shocked and amazed when he found out about it. When was that?
The guy had presumably been vetted, was considered trustworthy and loyal to Francis. What went wrong?
Asked about it, he administers a stunning no-comment and recommends silence for all concerned in one of the most stunning I’m-above-all-that performances since what a prominent Middle Eastern governor pulled off some 20 centuries ago.
Is Francis trying to make Hollywood executives in the Weinstein case look like shouters-from-housetops by comparison?
Francis, won’t you please either come clean or disprove the nay-sayers, to put our hearts at ease? Please?