Monday, October 08, 2012
Pope's Butler - What It Is About
What has been noticeable by its absence is any mention of what was actually leaked. This is reminiscent of the BBC reporting of climategate which the BBC initially was entirely silent about until it was obvious that it had already gone viral online. Then they reported that the emails had been "hacked" while omitting the various contents about hiding declines, trying every trick to make the graph come out as wanted (& failing) & leaning on peer reviewers.
Since it is already a little reported but undisputed fact that the Vatican supplied $2 bn to the Croatian Nazis, expecting them to use it to commit genocide, which they duly did; and that the Vatican has supplied Moslem terrorists with NATO ground to air milliles allegedly stolen from NATO I wasn't likely to be overly surpridsed at anything His Holiness had put down on paper.
And I was right - the scandal is merely that there is an awful lot of corruption, smear campaigns, forging of legal documents, millions of $s of unaccountable funds going somewhere, pribate papal secret societies (Communion and Liberation, Legionaires of Christ, the Vatican police) etc., all of which thrives because the current and previous Pope's were, at the very least, actively not interested in cleaning house.
None of which would be much of a surprise if our media did not have a long record of censoring to protect His Genocidal Holiness.
The book based on this "His Holiness: Pope Benedict XVI's Secret Papers" by Gianluigi Nuzzi is available, but only if you read Iralian. I assume all the world's English language publishers feel there is no public interest ;-)
However this precis is available:
The nine content chapters cover the following subjects:
The Dino Boffo case
Controversies surrounding Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, currently the papal ambassador in Washington, D.C.
The Vatican's role in Italian politics
The Vatican security forces
Controversies surrounding Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's Secretary of State
Communion and Liberation, the Legionaries of Christ, and the Lefebvrists
Globalization and its economic impact on the Catholic church