The Hunting of the Viganò II

The long arm of The Francis:

Church Militant has a fascinating story, the stuff of novels.

Vatican officials are on the hunt for Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò.

According to sources within the Vatican, the Secretariat of State of the Holy See — under the direction of Pietro Cardinal Parolin [see below] — has communicated an instruction to its internal and external security services to use its “intelligence resources” to locate the physical whereabouts of Abp. Viganò.

This request has been communicated not only in order to prevent more unpredictable damage to the image of Pope Francis and the Holy See on the world stage, but also to “prepare the terrain” for the former apostolic nuncio-turned-whistleblower to be prosecuted for alleged multiple crimes against Vatican and Church law.

He who says nothing and calls for silence goes after the offender, or sends his people. The Dictator Pope.

And Pietro Parolin, secretary of state, is the same who in that capacity protected his post and perquisites enjoyed by fellow cardinals by shutting down the financial audit of the curia in 2016.

An old Roman hand, you might say, fully in the tradition of the “Italian princely courts.”