The story is well known: Pope francesco publicly stated that “someone wanted me dead”. The reference is to the days of hospitalization at the Gemelli Polyclinic, during which a group of crows allegedly plotted in the Vatican, even organizing the next Conclave. Revelations, those of Bergoglio, delivered to the Jesuit confreres in Slovakia, words then reported in full by Civiltà Cattolica and then published in theRoman Observer). Revelations that, of course, have made and are making a lot of noise.
Too bad, however, that yesterday, Wednesday 22 September, Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State in the Vatican, has in fact denied the Pontiff. In fact, he specified that he does not know “no secret meeting of prelates“that after the surgery to which Francis underwent he met to prepare for the future Conclave.
And, as he points out Maria Antonietta Calabrò onHuffington Post, is something “unheard of. That is literally”never heard“. It had not been heard by Vatican memory that a secretary of state “publicly corrected the Pope. Yet this also happened yesterday, at the end of a Vatican summer soiled by poisons”, he stresses in his comment.
Parolin stated: “It may be that the Pope has information that I do not have“, to then add that the climate inside the Leonine Walls” is not tense “. Many have read in his words a polemical reference to Francis, as if he had gone beyond the lines. In short, unprecedented events are happening in the Vatican : starting with a Pope who speaks in public of a plot to kill him and up to a secretary of state who, always in public, denies the Pope.