WelCom February 2023
It has been reported that Cardinal George Pell was the author of an anonymous memo that branded Pope Francis’ pontificate a catastrophe. Last year, respected Italian journalist Sandro Magister published an anonymous memo circulating in the Vatican condemning Pope Francis’ papacy as a ‘disaster’ and a ‘catastrophe’. Magister disclosed on his widely read blog Settimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven) that it was Pell who wrote the memo and gave him permission to publish it under the pseudonym Demos – Greek for populace. Cardinal Pell is also said to have decried as a ‘toxic nightmare’ Pope Francis’ determination to sound out Catholic laity on such issues as Church teaching on sexuality and the role of women.