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Cardinal Parolin Is "The Only Candidate“ [of the Liberals] For Suceeding Francis

Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is "more powerful than ever”, writes Sandro Magister.

Magister states on his blog (January 14) that Parolin was personally involved in the controversial removal of Matthew Festing as Grand Master of the Knights of Malta. But Parolin avoids being in the spotlight, and leaves the "dirty work” to others like his deputy, Archbishop Angelo Giovanni Becciu. Parolin flies “so high as to be now the only candidate for succeeding Francis with a serious chance of being elected pope”, writes Magister.

He mentions two other key cardinals in this pontificate, both former diplomats, Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, and Beniamino Stella, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.

Magister considers them to be yes-men with “no specific expertise” who are “perfectly obedient executors of Francis' will.” According to him they will steer things in the directions predetermined by Francis, "from communion for the divorced and remarried to the ordination of married priests”.

Picture: Pietro Parolin, © Osservatore, CC BY-SA, #newsDhxdeppxbp
paul grech
Heretic No.2. He even looks like a Vatican Mafioso!
aderito
Another heretic ? no thanks ,we would like a Pope that loves God not the world
Joseph a' Christian likes this.
mccallansteve
Parolin would be another nail in the coffin for the Church. However , the gates of hell shall not prevail.
Tesa likes this.
De Profundis
Looks like Sodano and the diplomats are keeping Francis in power. He is an owned man...
Tesa
Parolin, the "leftist avenger" from Venezuela.