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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:41 PM

Pope Francis Fires Vatican Ambassador to U.S. Who Set Up Meeting With Kim Davis


Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is a staunch conservative and was vocally opposed to same-sex marriage throughout his five-year tenure as the Vatican’s nuncio (ambassador) to the United States.

He also sent an anonymous invite to Ms. Kim Davis, of anti-equality fame, to the Pope’s DC visit. While people, here and elsewhere, initially thought this was a coup for Davis and bigotry, Pope Francis turned the other cheek.

And now word comes that the incident is prompting The Vatican to replace Vigano. A friend of the Pope’s claimed he was blindsided by the meeting, and the move caused the Vatican to distance itself from Viganò, leading many to believe the Pope would quietly replace him as his “statutory retirement age” was approaching. Viganò turned 75 in January; when bishops and archbishops reach that age, they are required to submit a letter of resignation to the Vatican.

Interestingly, the Pope is thinking about replacing the social conservative warrior with an advocate of immigration.

[W]ill be replaced by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, a French-born clergyman who is currently the nuncio to Mexico, Catholic magazine America reports, citing Sandro Magister, a blogger who covers the Vatican.
The Vatican is not expected to confirm the news until the Obama administration has agreed to the new nuncio’s appointment, the magazine notes, but it adds that “reliable sources” expect an official announcement before Easter, which falls on March 27 this year. Because of his experience in Mexico, Pierre may well emphasize immigration issues.

In addition to being the current nuncio to Mexico, Pierre was the nuncio to Uganda (1999-2007) and Haiti (1995-99) and is widely recognized as one of the Holy See's most accomplished diplomats.

Another small step in Pope Francis effort to modernize The Vatican.

http://www.alternet.org/belief/pope-francis-fires-vatican-ambassador-us-who-set-meeting-kim-davis

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Reply Pope Francis Fires Vatican Ambassador to U.S. Who Set Up Meeting With Kim Davis (Original post)
Mira Mar 2016 OP
pnwmom Mar 2016 #1
imagine2015 Mar 2016 #2
Hydra Mar 2016 #3
Mira Mar 2016 #4
CentralMass Mar 2016 #5
rusty quoin Mar 2016 #6
BuddhaGirl Mar 2016 #7
rpannier Mar 2016 #8
47of74 Mar 2016 #9
Volaris Mar 2016 #10
Bluenorthwest Mar 2016 #11
meow2u3 Mar 2016 #12
Dalai_1 Mar 2016 #13
Mary Mac Mar 2016 #14
nichomachus Mar 2016 #15

Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:50 PM

1. Good!

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:54 PM

2. Good indeed!

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:05 PM

3. Nice~

I was hoping the Kim Davis thing was not cleared with him.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:06 PM

4. This made me so happy

it felt like a warm caring embrace and of feeling understood as a human being. I love the Pope. I'm thinking of giving up being an atheist and turning catholic.
A good piece of news in a wasteland of difficulties.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:06 PM

5. I like this guy.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:56 PM

6. There is no way I would touch religion the Kim Davis way.

I like this pope though. He's someone I could talk to.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:08 AM

7. Good on the Pope!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:44 AM

8. Good on the replacing

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:07 AM

9. Yeah setting up your boss is not a good career move....

...especially if you're about to hit the mandatory retirement age and want to keep working

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:38 AM

10. Ahahahaha...

With the ambassador to MEXICO lol
Trumps gonna lose his shit; there goes the Catholic vote...and don't think this wasn't intentional. If you're gonna remove the guy anyway, why not get a twofer for your trouble and stick a thumb in the eye of the most unchristian fucker in the race?

BRILLIANT!!!
=)

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:34 AM

11. Of course the Pope is also fully opposed to LGBT equality of any kind, only Straights think it's

 

cool to praise homophobes and not even all of the Straights think that way. Just the homophobes. Have a nice religion! Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 07:14 AM

12. Good for His Holiness

I bet he's sick of conservatives stuck in the 19th Century who seem to go out of their way to give the Catholic faith (as opposed to the Church hierarchy) a bad name.
I'm glad he's cleaning house and taking out the RW trash.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 07:18 AM

13. K&R n/t

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:35 PM

14. Heh.

Heh.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:22 PM

15. Moral of the story: Don't piss off the pope nt

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