Every time Francis comes forward with a new prayer request disaster befalls the intentions. Most famously was the war in the Ukraine. Almost no one recalls Francis praying for the Ukraine because that was the same infamous day his two ‘peace doves’ were attacked. The result of Francis’ prayers for Ukraine was that the president decided to dissolve the parliament and thing hurriedly got worse.
Francis has been asked about the Vatican’s diplomacy concerning Venezuela in two interviews. In the first both sides criticized the Vatican’s meddling. Francis explained that everyone has to come out a winner except for the Vatican in Venezuela. What!? How about acting like a pope and condemning the un-Catholic behaviors that are happening for starters? In the second interview Francis says that the reason for failure is that the parties involved can’t agree on anything. Isn’t this the same chaotic way that Francis runs his bureaucracy? Hey Francis, what happened to that ‘unity in diversity’ bunk? It doesn’t work in the real world does it?
Here’s what the situation looks like: the dictator of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, says that the bishops don’t want to dialogue; Francis tells the bishops he has their back; the opposition is upset with the Vatican for dillydallying around; behind close doors Francis attempts to help Venezuela with refinancing their debts; and very quietly, Francis says he is concerned about the situation. And it goes on-and-on-and-on around in a merry-go-round of insanity spiraling ever so more out of control with each revolution. It is becoming increasingly apparent to the world and to Venezuelans that Francis has no clue about leadership and that he is not about to publicly castigate a fellow revolutionary.
Francis has been called a Marxist and a communist many times before and says this label doesn’t offend him. After all he believes that “communists...think like Christians”. The one thing which which says all you need to know about Francis and Venezuela is that according to Nicolás Maduro, God is on Francis’ side.
“We know that our commander (Chavez) has gone to heaven and is face to face with Christ. He must have made such an impression for a South American to be chosen Pope.”
“A new hand arrived and Christ said, ‘Well, the time for South America has come.’ At any moment now (Chavez) will call for a constituent assembly in Heaven to change the Church, so that the people, the true people of Christ will govern the world.”
Sadly, look for things to increasingly go south in Venezuela.