Pope Francis: Exposing Pedophile Priests Is Satan’s Work

Satan, the “Great Accuser,” is influencing Archbishop
Carlo Maria Viganò in his quest to expose pedophile
priests within the Catholic Church, Pope Francis
warned Tuesday.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò recently spoke out
against the child sex abuse problem within the church
and claimed that the pope had rehabilitated known serial
child rapist Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Breitbart.com reports: In an 11-page
testimony published on August 25, Viganò alleged that
he had personally informed Pope Francis in 2013 of the
serial homosexual abuse perpetrated by Cardinal
McCarrick, along with sanctions imposed on his ministry
by Pope Benedict XVI, and yet the pope lifted those
sanctions and involved McCarrick in the naming of
future bishops.

“The Great Accuser, as he himself tells God in the first
chapter of the Book of Job, roams around the earth
looking for someone to accuse,” Francis said in his
morning homily at Mass in the chapel of the Santa
Marta residence in the Vatican.

In these times “it seems that the Great Accuser has
been unleashed and has it in for the bishops,” the pope

“It is true, we are all sinners, we bishops,” he said, but
the Great Accuser “seeks to unveil sins so that they may
be seen, to scandalize the people.”

Despite the pope’s frequent calls for transparency and
accountability for those responsible for committing or
covering up sex abuse, he seemed to suggest Tuesday
that the former nuncio had behaved like Satan by
making public the errors of his brother bishops.
When asked about these allegations shortly after their
publication, Pope Francis dodged questions from
reporters, telling them to read the accusations and
make their own assessment of their credibility.
On the papal plane returning from Ireland in late August,
a journalist asked the pope if it were true that the papal
nuncio had explicitly informed him in 2013 of sexual
abuse perpetrated by Cardinal McCarrick and subsequent sanctions imposed on him by Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Francis acknowledged having read the statement
but refused to confirm or deny the allegations. “I won’t
say a word about this,” he said.

Since then, a number of bishops have criticized the
pope’s “no comment” media strategy, insisting the
allegations are very serious and that Francis has the
duty to clarify the facts to provide the “accountability”
for which he himself has called.

The sins of Babylon will be laid open.The fearful results of enforcing the observances of the church by civil authority, the inroads of spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power—all will be unmasked. By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands will listen who have never heard words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven. As the people go to their former teachers with the eager inquiry, Are these things so? the ministers present fables, prophesy smooth things, to soothe their fears and quiet the awakened conscience. But since many refuse to be satisfied with the mere authority of men and demand a plain “Thus saith the Lord,” the popular ministry, like the Pharisees of old, filled with anger as their authority is questioned, will denounce the message as of Satan and stir up the sin-loving multitudes to revile and persecute those who proclaim it. The Great Controversy 606.2

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