With Francis under attack from anonymous pasquino plastered all over Rome, a fake L'Osservatore Romano distributed last week, bloggers of all stripes but especially conservatives, and infighting among the Novus Ordo hierarchy, he had his Council of Cardinals issue a public statement of support. The declaration is reminiscent of something from a communist state. To us at Call Me Jorge..., it seems that something big happened at the Vatican or is about to happen.
Declaration of the Council of Cardinals, 13.02.2017
The Council of Cardinals began its eighteenth session today.
At the beginning, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the group, after greeting the Holy Father, thanked him on behalf of all the Members for his words in the Christmas address to the Roman Curia on 22 December 2016, acknowledging his encouragement and guidance for the work of the Council.
In relation to recent events, the Council of Cardinals pledges its full support for the Pope’s work, assuring him at the same time of its adhesion and loyalty to the figure of the Pope and to his Magisterium.
Are the wheels finally coming off of this pontificate?