Vatican Power Struggle Emerges

Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he would resign continues in full fury

Vatican: will a younger, more energetic Pope, be better equipped to face the extremely difficult issues.

Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he would resign continues in full fury

Vatican: 2/28/2012, Pope Benedict resigns.  The helicopter had barely touched down, when CNN’s global intelligence and forecasting network, LIGNET, (Longley Intelligence Group Network), is reporting on a power struggle within the Vatican.

Press reports have confirmed LIGNET’s brief.  Now, a newly released LIGNET report, details the intrigue, surrounding the selection of the new Pope and reveals details of the leading contenders.

The heated power struggle that marked the period leading up to Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he would resign continues in full fury. Cardinals will soon meet in conclave (possibly next week) to choose his successor and decide on a clear path forward for the Church.

Scandals at the Vatican bank and allegations of sexual misconduct within the Papal city appear to be the underlying reason for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.  A younger, more energetic Pope should face these extremely difficult issues.

Italian and international news services have reported serious allegations of misconduct inside the Vatican walls.  Sources inside say some are true and some are not, but the fact remains that some stories have come from within the Vatican itself.  It may be that certain of these lurid tales have been purposely leaked to influence the outcome of the upcoming “Conclave”.

Vatican sources told LIGNET, the cardinals are intent in using this papal selection to stop the Church’s public relations haemorrhaging.

When the Pope announced his resignation, speculation has run rampant.  The Italian newspapers have been the greatest source of questions, accusations, and assumptions.

When Pope Benedict was elected, most Catholic hierarchy believed him to be a temporary solution to the growing problems of the Church.  He was 78 years old in 2005 when he was elected by the Cardinals of the Church.  Many considered him ‘too old’ to deal with the problems of a Church riddled with scandal and constantly under extremely close scrutiny.

The assumption and vocal wish of most Catholics is that, the new Pope will be much younger in age and have the energy and drive to face what the future holds, for 4.5 billion Catholics.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

One Response to Vatican Power Struggle Emerges

  1. Raskin March 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    The Catholic Church will endure through this crisis. In fact, this purging of homosexuality within the ranks is very good for the Church of Christ – it will emerge smaller but stronger and more focused on the good of all humanity.

    It is befitting, through this time of Lent, that Christ will bring the Church through the storm.
    We believe it.

    Reply

We will read your comment immediately so leave a remark!

RSS Guardian Express

  • Chris Brown Trial Delayed for Months April 24, 2014
    The assault charge trial for Chris Brown has been delayed for months because his bodyguard, who is a key witness in the singer’s case, was denied immunity. Bodyguard Christopher Hollosy said that he would not testify without immunity until he has finished appealing his own case. Immunity would allow Hollosy to testify without putting his […]
    Twanna Harps
  • Hawaii Announces Bruno Mars Day Again April 24, 2014
    Hawaii announced December 19 as Bruno Mars day, and then once again, Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie declared Monday, April 21, 2014, as Bruno Mars Day. Usually when a state announces a holiday, it is a one-time event. The new day coincides with his three-day concert that was sold out in Honolulu. He is not the […]
    Heather Tillman
  • American Idol The Super Six Perform (Review & Videos) April 24, 2014
    American Idol tonight is down to the final six competitors of the season. The Super Six will perform twice, each one singing a country and a rock song, and then their fates will be in your hands, America! Vote on the one or ones you think did the best, or who you simply like the […]
    Douglas Cobb
  • Daniel Franzese of ‘Mean Girls’ Comes Out April 24, 2014
    In a heartwarming letter to his character, “Damien,” from the movie Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese is ready to come out of the closet. It has been close to 10 years since the release of the hit movie, and his letter is not only inspirational, but also sad in places. He tells “Damien” that he wished he had […]
    Kristi Cereska
  • Johnny Cueto Dominates for Cincinnati: Reds Report April 24, 2014
    For a team still trying to find their way Johnny Cueto is doing his part; dominating opposing hitters, making his case for the pitcher of the month in the National League in April and keeping the Cincinnati Reds afloat. Cueto is now 2-2 on the season with a 1.38 ERA and a WHIP of just 0.77. […]
    Mick Varner

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 630 other subscribers

Quantcast