In NeoVatican Gallery, Marco Tosatti, an esteemed Vatican investigative journalist, documents a rogues gallery of miscreants protected by Papa Bergoglio during the last 8 years of his pontificate.
Tosatti lays out dispassionately, but compellingly, the mind-boggling concupiscence of the Francis Vatican. The documentary evidence is both jarring and infuriating. While these individual scandals have been previously reported, Tosatti paints a damning landscape of cover up, denial, and promotions of clerical sexual predators by Bergoglio.
Among Bergoglio’s flaws, both personal and theological, none is so calculating as his callous disregard for the illegal and immoral sexual predation of the clergy and hierarchy. Tosatti carefully illustrates a wide range of cases wherein Bergoglio is shown as a pernicious and sleazy administrator who provides papal cover for his friends who are accused or under investigation for sexual abuse.
Among Bergoglio’s flaws, both personal and theological, none is so calculating as his callous disregard for the illegal and immoral sexual predation of the clergy and hierarchy.
Despite his self styled mercy mantra, Bergoglio’s actions point to a staggering callousness toward victims of clergy abuse. His chilling indifference to victims originated during his days as Archbishop in Buenos Aires, where he refused to meet with victims and actively supported the appeal of a convicted Argentine priest, Fr. Julio Grassi.
While Bergoglio repeatedly admonishes the Church faithful to heed “the cry of Mother Earth”, he is deaf to the cries of victims of sexual clergy abuse. While Bergoglio hosts countless Vatican human trafficking conferences, he remains silent over the sexual violence of his Argentine priests. According to Bishop Accountability, Archbishop Bergoglio “released no documents, no names of accused priests, no tallies of accused priests, no policy for handling abuse, and not even an apology to victims.”
For those who have investigated clergy abuse cases, Bergoglio’s track record is nothing short of criminal cover up of clerical sexual abuse.
For those who have investigated clergy abuse cases, Bergoglio’s track record is nothing short of criminal cover up of clerical sexual abuse. Cardinal Bergoglio made the preposterous comment in his 2010 book, On Heaven and Earth, written with his friend, Rabbi Skorka, “in my diocese this (clerical sex abuse) never happened to me.” This the risible comment from Bergoglio who led Buenos Aires where 63% of the 15 million are Catholic.
Tosatti’s compilation of abuse dossiers ignored by Francis represents a damning conspiracy to obstruct and bar justice for victims and a catastrophic failure to protect children. In reality, the Pope of Mercy is a cagey, manipulative, and uncaring shepherd who personally intervenes to protect and harbor some of the Church’s worst abusers.
Although jarring, this book must be read by all Catholics, lay and cleric. The man occupying the Chair of Peter is an imposter who speaks with a forked tongue and acts as a mafia don protecting his lieutenants. He feigns mercy and kindness, yet behind the scenes is a skilled and conniving power broker offering sanctuary and protection for his predatory friends and allies. For 8 years, the mainstream Catholic and secular media protected Francis and his incipient cover up of predator Cardinals, bishops, and priests. Thankfully, the curtain has fallen.
More must be done.
Vatican whistleblower, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, wrote a scathing Preface to NeoVatican Gallery, describing the “court of Francis” as a “disturbing gallery of horrors.” He sums up Tosatti’s exposé aptly:
“This volume has the merit of taking the lid off a world of corruption and perversion that constitutes the basis of the approval enjoyed by Pope Francis and a large part of the hierarchy. It is an approval based on the possibility of manipulating subordinates at will, using their faults and their reprehensible inclinations to obtain an obedience that is false because it is motivated by blackmail.”
While Catholics may be hesitant to look again into what Viganò describes as “the abyss of immorality”, Tosatti argues that this crisis “is not a matter of pedophilia, as we keep trying to repeat, but rather ephebophilia or homosexuality. And yet this word seems taboo in Pope Bergoglio’s Vatican.”
As Tosatti examined the conduct of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he found that “since the time he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires up until today, we found that his indifference to abuse—in particular homosexual abuse where the victim is not a minor is of a very high degree."
That the electors of the 2013 Conclave would have elected a man so morally compromised and tarnished by his own coverups of child sex abuse is inexcusable. Something must be done about this scandalous man who is such a clear and present danger to Holy Mother Church and Her flock.
Heed the warning of Malachi Martin: “Not to believe in evil is not to be armed against it.”
Elizabeth Yore is an international child rights lawyer who has investigated clergy abuse cases for over 30 years. Her website is yorechildren.com.