Abp Viganò Defends Virgin Mary in Response to New Remarks by Pope 

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Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganoEdward Pentin, National Catholic Register

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews,

Archbishop Viganò’s full statement in Italian was first published on Corrispondenza Romana. The official English text will be published by LifeSiteNews in the coming hours.

Diane MontagnaROME, December 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò today launched a strong defense of the Virgin Mary and a forceful indictment of Pope Francis, in response to the pope’s controversial homily on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in which he called the doctrine of Mary as co-redemptrix “nonsense.”

Archbishop Viganò’s statement, titled “Mary Immaculate Virgin and Mother – Acies Ordinata, ora pro nobis,” is prefaced by a stirring passage from the prophet Isaiah that speaks of the Lord’s will to no longer keep silent in the face of the sin of idolatry.

The former apostolic nuncio to the United States then introduces the statement, writing:

The tragic story of this failed pontificate advances with a pressing succession of twists and turns. Not a day passes: from the most exalted throne the Supreme Pontiff proceeds to dismantle the See of Peter, using and abusing its supreme authority, not to confess but to deny; not to confirm but to mislead; not to unite but to divide; not to build but to demolish. Material heresies, formal heresies, idolatry, superficiality of every kind.

He continues: “On the liturgical memorial of the Virgin of Guadalupe,” Pope Francis “gave vent once again to his evident Marian intolerance,” striking at the heart the Marian dogma and the Christological dogma connected to it. But “the Immaculate Theotokos, ‘terrible as an army with banner unfurled’ [acies ordinate] will do battle to save the Church and will destroy the unfettered army of the Enemy that has declared war on her, and with him all the demonic pachamamas will return definitively to hell.” ….

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