Did Barack Obama pressure Pope Benedict to resign?
Tinfoil hat affixed firmly in place so here we go: Did Barack Obama pressure the Bishop of Rome, Benedict XVI, to resign so that a more progressive person who could spiritually legitimize the leftist agenda would take his place?
That is what an archbishop close to Benedict XVI is claiming and he wants an investigation. Here is more:
An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the Obama administration may have been complicit in the “tremendous pressures” that led the former pope to resign in 2013.
It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States.
“It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.”
The archbishop was making reference to a letter written by a group of American Catholics to President Trump last January requesting that the administration conduct an investigation into a possible Soros-Obama-Clinton conspiracy behind the resignation of Pope Benedict.
The letter stated specifically that “we have reason to believe that a Vatican ‘regime change’ was engineered by the Obama administration.”
Approximately a year after an e-mail conversation released by Wikileaks, the authors contended, “we find that Pope Benedict XVI abdicated under highly unusual circumstances and was replaced by a pope whose apparent mission is to provide a spiritual component to the radical ideological agenda of the international left.
Benedict became the first Bishop of Rome to resign in over 600 years and the reasons have always been murky. I am making no judgement on this report, I have no idea if it is true, but we do know through Wikileaks that John Podesta, while campaign Chairman for the Clinton campaign, talked about a “Catholic Spring” with a left wing activist leader to foment “revolution” in the Catholic Church. We also know he called Catholics “backwards.”
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