Another of Francis's Pervert BFFs. His answer seems to be promote, not punish perverts!
From De Omnibus Dubitandum Est.
By Mark Lambert
Do you recall Zanchetta The Pope's best buddy from Argentina who he made a bishop bypassing all canonical procedure in 2013?
Well he now has an international arrest warrant on his head for multiple sexual assaults on young men. The Vatican claims they were only made aware of these assaults a few months ago, but Associated Press heard back in January
from Zanchetta's former Vicar General that the Vatican actually
received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to
Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behaviour and
had been accused of misconduct with seminarians.
Our Pope does love a pervert, doesn't he? There's a huge list of
perverts he has promoted, just think about Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia painting his own bare bum in his church mural, or Francesco Coccopalmerio's cocaine fuelled gay orgies at the Vatican, James Martin, Thomas Rosica, Cardinal "nighty-night baby" Tobin, McCarrick, Ricca, Barros,
the list really does go on and on and on!! Zanchetta could be one perv
too far for perv-promoting Francis, given the pope was aware of
allegations two years before he allowed Zanchetta to quietly resign as
bishop of Oran.
Francis allowed him to step down in 2017 for “health reasons,” but then
named him to a senior Vatican administration position a few months
Francis acknowledged in a TV interview earlier this year that he asked
Zanchetta about the initial accusation, involving nude selfies on the
bishop’s cellphone. The pope said he gave Zanchetta the benefit of the
doubt after he claimed his phone had been hacked.
Belda Iniesta stressed that judges had rejected requests by Argentine
prosecutor María Soledad Filtrín for an international arrest warrant.
He also insisted the bishop believes the prosecutor’s actions were aimed
only at learning the truth, ”even when they could seem compulsive or
repetitive without apparent motive.”
The Vatican insists the first accusation of actual sex abuse was only
lodged against Zanchetta in late 2018. But The Associated Press and the
newspaper Tribune of Salta have reported that documents and testimony
from diocesan officials raised credible allegations of inappropriate
sexual misconduct well before then.
Argentine prosecutors said last week that an order for Zanchetta’s
capture had been requested because the bishop did not answer repeated
phone calls or emails to be notified of the legal process against him.
The attorney’s statement Saturday said the bishop has been at the
“residence indicated to judicial authorities.” That appeared to confirm
that Zanchetta has been lodging at the same Vatican hotel, the Santa
Marta, at which the pope stays.
Javier Belda Iniesta, the canon law lawyer for Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta
issued a statement that the monsignor would arrive in Argentina on
Tuesday and would fully cooperate with authorities.
How can we take the Pope seriously on abuse when he seems intent on employing most of the abusers at head quarters?