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Archbishop Gugerotti: Francis’ Weakness for Careerists

This is what Via col vento in Vaticano (1999) writes about Father Stambecco (= future Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti). • In the 1980s, Claudio Gugerotti arrived as a layman from Verona as a university …More
This is what Via col vento in Vaticano (1999) writes about Father Stambecco (= future Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti).
• In the 1980s, Claudio Gugerotti arrived as a layman from Verona as a university student at Villa Nazareth in Rome, a gathering place for careerists run by then Archbishop Achille Silvestrini, the leader of the Saint Gall Mafia, whom John Paul II later made a cardinal.
• It was rumoured that the recruiting officer of 'Il Vascello' building [= headquarters of the Grand Orient of Italy] told Gugerotti to knock on the gate of that gated villa.
• Gugerotti immediately won Silvestrini’s trust and affection.
• His comrades called him “lo stambecco” (ibex) for his morbid careerism and said that, in order to remain the centre of of attention, he would steal the place of a dead man in the coffin.
• Silvestrini suggested to Gugerotti to become a priest and Gugerotti agreed under the condition to be dispensed from seminary formation.
• So Gugerotti was made member of a nascent “…More
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+Claudio Gugerotti, the new prefect of the Dicastery for the Oriental Churches, is a disciple of the late Cardinal Achille Silvestrini who was a prominent member of the St. Gallen group that lobbied against the election of Benedict XVI