Pope Francis Fired Cardinal For Refusing To Cover Up Child Sex Crimes

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A senior Cardinal was fired by Pope Francis for refusing to cover up sex crimes against children within the Catholic clergy, according to a highly placed Vatican source. 

A senior Cardinal was fired by Pope Francis for refusing to cover up sex crimes against children within the Catholic clergy, according to a highly placed Vatican source. 

Cardinal Gerhard Müller served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith until an increasingly desperate Pope Francis suddenly removed him from office in 2017. Cardinal Müller characterized the nature of his dismissal as “unacceptable” at the time.

He did not give a reason,” Müller said of his dismissal. “Just as he gave no reason for dismissing three highly competent members of the CDF a few months earlier.

Cardinal Müller and the three “highly competent members of the CDF” all had one thing in common — they were working to shine a light on the pedophile abuse crisis in the clergy and they were all trying to ensure the perpetrators were brought to justice.

Daily Wire reports: According to the Vatican source, Müller and the competent priests working alongside him in the Curia were “dismissed by Pope Francis because they all had tried to follow loyally the Church’s standing rules concerning abusive clergymen.


One example cited is the case of Don Mauro Inzoli, a priest who had been found guilty of abusing boys as young as 12.

Historian Henry Sire writes in his book “The Dictator Pope” that, despite Inzoli being convicted by an ecclesiastical court of abusing minors in 2012, Pope Francis reduced Inzoli’s sentence by reinstating his priestly functions while admonishing him with a “lifetime of prayer.”

Inzoli had also been ordered “to stay away from children, [while] giving him permission to celebrate Mass privately.”

Don Mauro Inzoli, found guilty of abusing boys as young as 12, was protected by Pope Francis.

However, none of those (inarguably lax) terms were respected, according to Michael Dougherty. By 2015, Inzoli had returned to public ministry and even participated at a conference on the family in Lombardy, Italy. Only when an Italian court sentenced Inzoli to nine months in prison for the abuse of minors did the Vatican call for a new canonical trial against the disgraced prelate.

Cardinal Müller [as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF)] had always decidedly and most sharply followed up on these abuse cases, and that is why he was dismissed, just as his three good collaborators [the three CDF priests] were also dismissed,” The Vatican source told LifeSiteNews.

In “The Dictator Pope,” Henry Sire described an atmosphere in which the Pope’s emphasis on “mercy” would allow abusive prelates to have sanctions lifted on them. Such was not the policy under Benedict XVI, who rarely granted clemency to abusive prelates:

It was rumored that Francis intended to revert competence for sex abuse cases from Cardinal Müller at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Rota and Congregation for Clergy. Instead, Francis merely changed personnel. He summarily removed two Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith staffers in charge of handling sex abuse cases (declining to give any reasons to Cardinal Müller) and then dismissed Müller himself as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in July 2017

Winfield wrote that “two canon lawyers and a church official” told her the pope’s emphasis on “mercy” had created an environment in which “several” priests under canonical sanctions imposed by the CDF had appealed successfully to Francis for clemency through powerful curial connections. The unnamed official noted that such appeals had rarely been successful with Benedict XVI, who had removed over 800 priests from ministry.

The Vatican source also confirmed the testimony of Archbishop Vigano that Pope Benedict XVI did put restrictions on the sexually abusive Cardinal McCarrick, which other prelates in the Vatican were aware of.

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  1. “Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against
    the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in
    certain bishops’ chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called
    the ‘superforce.’ Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its
    installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI’s reign in 1963. Indeed
    Paul had alluded somberly to ‘the smoke of Satan which has entered the
    Sanctuary’. . . an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by
    Satanists in the Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia –
    rites and practices – was already documented among certain bishops and
    priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in
    the United States. The cultic acts of Satanic pedophilia are considered
    by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel’s rites.”

    (Written in Hall’s book about geopolitics and the Vatican, The Keys of This Blood, page 632)

  2. The Reverend Gabriele Amorth is another example, he was an Italian Roman Catholic Priest, and an exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, which is an administrative branch of the Catholic Church of Rome.

    He claimed to have performed tens of
    thousands of exorcisms over his half a dozen plus decades as a Catholic
    Priest, and has mentioned a number of times how Satanism is practiced
    within the Vatican. He has also claimed that girls are commonly
    kidnapped by a gang of Vatican police and foreign diplomats. He claimed
    that these girls are recruited for Vatican parties, and crimes with a
    sexual motive.

    Perversion and sexual rituals go hand and hand with Satanism. According to the Telegraph, and various other sources, Amorth was Holy See’s chief exorcist for 25 years.

    “The Devil resides in the Vatican and
    you can see the consequences… The evil influence of Satan was evident in
    the highest ranks of the Catholic hierarchy, with “cardinals who do not
    believe in Jesus and bishops who are linked to the demon.”

    Alfred Kunz, a Catholic priest found
    murdered in a Church in ritualistic fashion after investigating reports
    of ritualistic child abuse by priests.

  3. to all good caring catholics out there, start demanding this POOP be arrested for crimes against babies and children a satan worshipping thug

  4. Every RC seminarian who commits his life to Christ should become a “eunuch’. [“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me”]

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