Vatican Cracks Down on Critics of Pope Francis
By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
March 24, 2018
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The Vatican has taken new measures to punish critics of Pope Francis in a move that seems to belie the pope’s earlier calls for greater dialogue and debate within the Church.
On Thursday, the Rome-based Sovereign Order of Malta, which reports directly to the Holy See, suspended historian Henry Sire after he was revealed to be the author of the bestselling book The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, a critical examination of the pontificate of Pope Francis.
Meanwhile the Vatican has hired the international law firm of Baker McKenzie to force a small Spanish website called InfoVaticana.com to close its doors, allegedly for its sometimes critical tone toward aspects of the Francis papacy. The firm recently threatened a lawsuit if Infovaticana isn’t shut down and “its internet domain transferred to the Vatican.”
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Sad to say but the Church’s leadership, with its unbelievable non-response to the pedophilia scandal, may have just condemned it forever to irrelevance.
Once it was the equal to the various Kings in power and influence. Now it’s been neutered as a moral authority by the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats.
Just have to shrug one’s shoulders and move along. No sense paying any attention to this particular “train wreck”.
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