Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò is experience what virtually all whistleblowers experience. He is being smeared and savaged by those on whom he has blown the whistle. Also, there is the threat of punishment, or being sued or prosecuted. That often keeps whistleblowers from speaking out.
I read at Corrispondenza Romana that there may be an effort underway to punish Viganò for what he revealed. The Italian is tortured, but here is a quick rendering.
Archbishop Viganò: punished for having told the truth?
(Roberto de Mattei) Will Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who brought to light the existence of a network of corruption in the Vatican, calling those responsible to account, beginning with the supreme ecclesiastical authorities, be punished for telling the truth? Pope Francis is studying this possibility, if it is true, as more than one source confirms, who consulted Card. Francesco Coccopalmerio, and which some canonists, to study the possible canonical sanctions available in regard to the Archbishop, beginning with “suspension a divinis”.
I don’t have time or desire to read this purple patch. The point is, if Viganò is censured, then he was censured with the knowledge and will of Francis, not some high or mid-level mandarin.
BTW… in his Testimony, Viganò implicated Cocco.