For those of you who read Italian here are a couple of pages of typical reportage.
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First, Wormtongue writes for La Stampa. Notice that breathy Beans bubbles that those who think Francis should respond or resign are the “conservative fringe” who “seem so desperate that they will accept the risk of damaging the memory of John Paul II and, above all, to involve Benedict XVI”. Beans even goes this far in his hyperventilation. After Wormtongue mentions Bishops DiNardo, Chaput, Morlino, Olmsted and Strickland, Beans offers to his co-nationals:
“Some America bishops seem to have a semi-schismatic mentality. For them the Pope doesn’t exist. They are under so much pressure from the laity and their priests because of the scandal of abuses that they are afraid of being attacked in the streets. In this way they now dump all responsibility on the Vatican in order to present themselves as the ones who ask for justice and truth. They support the Viganò’s request hoping to damage Francis without taking into account that they are damaging John Paul II and Benedict XVI even more.”
What a load of clueless sycophantic crap.
Go home, Beans.
Next in Rodari pellets Card. Burke with questions like “Are you a friend of Steve Bannon?” and “You celebrate the old Rite. There are videos of you wearing the cappa magna. Doesn’t that seem outdated?”
And to show you what a nuthouse it is in the Italian press.
A slight respite. From La Verità, which broke the Testimony.
As the Great Roman put it:
All the people who have done the worst to undermine Benedict are now giving lessons in morality to Viganò.