October 1, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Editor’s note: The following interview was given by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to the Italian daily Il Giornale reporter Francesco Boezi. The English translation was sent to LifeSite for publication by Archbishop Viganò.
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Il Giornale: Archbishop Viganò, why did you write a letter in favor of President Trump?
Archbishop Viganò: On August 14, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI let me know that it was his conviction that at that moment my providential position was the Nunciature in the United States of America. This is what he wrote to me: “I would like to tell you that I have reflected and prayed with reference to your condition after the recent events. The sad news of the passing away of His Excellency Archbishop Pietro Sambi has confirmed in me the conviction that your providential position at this moment is the Nunciature in the United States of America. On the other hand, I am certain that your knowledge of this great country will help you to undertake the demanding challenge of this work, which in many ways will prove decisive for the future of the universal Church.” …