I have not rushed into print with my opinion about the so-called trial of the Bishop of Rome’s butler.
The whole thing from the start was a bit of I don’t know what to make of it.
It was no Stalin Show Trial. It was a faux trial and we already knew the verdict.
Paolo is a dupe in a huge game of front office chicken politics between the unofficial Vatican Baseball teams of the Crows and the Doves. That’s American baseball BTW and not the Italian version. Whatever.
The Doves may or may not be what is left of what passes for moral forces left in the front office of the Roman Church founded in the fourth century by the emperor/god Constantine the Great aka saint Constantine.
The recent leaks coming out of the Vatican have been a source of great embarrassment to the ruling brass of the extremely old and extremely senile group of politburo members holding on for dear life for just one more crack at the papacy even if it is for a few months or a few years and not unlike the string of short term Soviet flunkies that wanted some reward at the end of meaningless lives as institutional players and or politicians.
The end games of dead or dying institutions and or obsolete mission statement belief systems.
They had to make it look like they were on top of all the leaks to the press about corruption, cronyism, buggery and real leaking plumbing (faucets) all over the artificial Disneyland created by Mussolini in 1929 to put a fence around and hopefully an end to interference in Italian politics by the pimps, bankers and hangers-on that run the Vatican and have done so since day one around the year 325 C.E..
The crows and or the ravens, the dark party, the one in power that has no power and cannot manage anything. As an aside, the independent mob in the USA that feign allegiance as they close churches and sell off valuable real estate in places like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco (follow the money btw), well they, that burkite wing of the Crows, are an entity unto themselves these days under the feeble Brezhnev like leadership of the current fading figurehead ratzo wing etc.
How do you spell Yuri Andropov, Tarcisio Bertone?
The “New Engelization” = the "New Perestroika". LOL (in fact – LMAO)
Anyway the leaks are as much of an embarrassment to the Crows as is the possibility of real whistle blowers that could put half the Vatican front office in jail should they be able to jump over the oxymoron of Italian justice and get an EU tribunal going on the money laundering alone with the cartels etc. thing.
The butler faux trial ended on a Saturday which tells me that it was unimportant news in the media cycle and they wanted to forget the whole thing.
The opus dei people have been running around spying on everyone with the heat on so to speak now that they got the goods on a rather mediocre public servant who had been entrusted to keep his eyes on loose valuables hanging around the Bishop’s private apartment. Handing valuables or documents back over when asked for them, after and while his wife babysat them in his private home space.
Too much house hoarding, and not in the Gabriele Household, as so much hoarding of blackmail documents and other juicy video goodies and audio tapes in the Secretary of State’s overcrowded private household space – OMG!
They, the opus dei plumbers, may have caulked or puttied the windows or the real leaking plumbing (faucets) and they are putting up air raid curtains to cut off all lights from view at night, but the truth is that the Holy Spirit blew town decades ago with John XXIII and Vatican II.
Fighting over the last pieces of cheese in a post-apocalyptic Roman Church world is all the rats, ravens, crows or even doves have left to do once the H.S. flew the coop.
Which BTW resides not in a place or an institution anymore but in the Hearts of the true followers of Christ.
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