One has to wonder just what remains sacred under the current pontificate. From Rorate Caeli:
There were many radical bishops in the wild years following the Second Vatican Council. But Enrique Angelelli, bishop of La Rioja, Argentina, was probably the most radical. He was a Communist in all but name and stridently supported the terrorist organization “Montoneros”, the leftist terrorist branch of the Peronist movement. It can be undoubtedly said that the horrid military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 until the Falklands War was brought about as a brutal overreaction to the terrorist attacks coordinated by Montoneros in favor of a Socialist-Peronist revolution.
Angelelli was so leftist, so radically leftist and so political, that the shocked practicing faithful of his own diocese used to call him in life “Satanelli”. He died in a car accident in 1976. Yet Francis has decided to beatify Satanelli as a “martyr”! (It is all very ironic because, even though it is claimed, now, that Fr. Bergoglio opposed the dictatorship, at the time he was considered an ally of the military, and even close to the most brutal of the Junta’s members, Admiral Emilio Massera.)
La Nación, the oldest and most respected daily in Argentina (the only major newspaper that supported the pro-life position in their recent victory against abortion in the national Senate), ran the following editorial on this startling piece of news. La Nación is also, by the way, an ally of Francis, and its Rome correspondent, Elisabetta Piqué, is the journalist who is probably closest to Francis — so this is obviously not moved by any animus against the Bishop of Rome.
LA NACIÓN – EDITORIAL
A Political-Ideological Beatification
Bishop Angelelli does not, in any way, represent the model of Christian exemplariness that the Church demands to start a canonization procedure
July 30, 2018
Angelelli next to a symbol of violence
On August 4, 1976, Bishop Enrique Angelelli died, after the rollover of the vehicle in which he was travelling in National Route 38, in La Rioja, along with Father Arturo Pinto, who survived. In the report made immediately after, following comprehensive search for evidence — autopsy, accident expert summary, photos of the place of the accident, and the testimony of Pinto, who alleged memory loss and being in a state of shock — the procedure was archived under the name “Angelelli, bishop Enrique A. rep./death.”
However, many years later, friar Antonio Puigjané, a guerrilla who took part in the attack of the La Tablada military base, raising arms against the constitutional [democratically elected] government of Raúl Alfonsín, made a complaint in [the province of] Neuquén in which he put forward the theory that Angelelli had been assassinated. In an opposing view, the daily La Prensa published a statement by bishop Bernardo Witte, of La Rioja, who affirmed: “We were surprised that the mysterious death of bishop Angelelli was characterized as an assassination with no sufficient evidence.”
to read the rest. The constant cow-towing that the Pope does to the political left directly springs from the divisions in the seventies between Marxists and Catholics within the Catholic Church in Argentina. Go here
to read about this division and about a true Catholic martyr who the Pope would sooner eat ground glass than see beatified. PopeWatch suspects that in some bizarre manner the Pope is attempting to make reparation for the equivocal straddling act he performed during those times four decades ago. God save us from popes with “issues” who decide to use the Papacy as a form of self therapy.