Cardinal Vigano accused “Pope Francis of adhering to the ‘homosexual agenda of the New World Order’, and said he allows ‘heresy, sodomy and corruption’ in the Catholic Church.
“According to Premier Christian News, in a recent interview Vigano claimed that the leaders of the Catholic Church were ‘mercenary infidels who seek to scatter the flock and hand the sheep over to be devoured by ravenous wolves’.
The archbishop said that to Pope Francis ‘and his entourage, sodomy is not a sin that cries out for vengeance in the presence of God, as the Catechism teaches’.
Referring to the Pope by his real name, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Vigano added: ‘Bergoglio’s words on this topic – and even more the actions and words of those who surround him – unfortunately, confirm that an operation of legalisation of homosexuality is currently underway and that prelates and theologians are carrying this discussion forward who have manifested without equivocation that they are unfaithful to Catholic teaching.’
Vigano has previously accused church leaders of covering up allegations of sexual abuse against the now de-frocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The archbishop believes that McCarrick is part of the ‘gay lobby’ and that there is ‘close link between sodomy and paedophilia’, but accused Pope Francis of keeping silent on the issue ‘in order not to offend the current mentality that is widespread even among many prelates.'”
Let us not forget that back in July of 2013, when asked about gay priests, during a spontaneous exchange with the press, Pope Francis had stated that ‘If they [gay priests] accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be marginalized. The tendency [same-sex attraction] is not the problem…they’re our brothers.’ It is true, that same-sex attraction is not the problem but sodomy is. Pope Francis is not to judge them but he is responsable for seeing that the Catholic Church and its priests honours Christ. To have one scandal after the next of priests having sex with young male boys is definitely not the way.
“Vigano added: ‘Let’s not forget that the legitimisation of homosexuality is part of the agenda of the New World Order, to which the Bergoglian church adheres openly and unconditionally – not only for its destabilising value in the social body but also because sodomy is the principal instrument with which the enemy intends to destroy the Catholic priesthood, corrupting the souls of the ministers of God.’
Although Pope Francis is certainly more open that his predecessors when it comes to LGBT+ rights, his stance has been confusing.
For example, in November, 2019, the Catholic leader condemned the persecution of gay people and compared the “hatred” to “Nazism” during a speech at the World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law.