Tuesday 20 November 2018

The future Pope Francis received a damning assessment report from his superior


"Since Father Bergoglio [now Pope Francis], as a Jesuit, would need a dispensation to be
appointed [a bishop], it was necessary to obtain a report from his order, for which
Cardinal Quarracino applied in 1991. It was provided by the Jesuit General, and it represents the most damning character study of Jorge Bergoglio composed by anyone before his election as Pope. The text of the
report has never been made public, but the following account is given by a 
priest who had access to it before it disappeared from the Jesuit archive:

Father Kolvenbach accused Bergoglio of a series of defects, ranging from habitual use of vulgar language to deviousness, disobedience concealed under a mask of humility, and lack of psychological balance; with a view to his suitability as a future bishop, the report pointed out that he had been a divisive figure as Provincial of his own order. It is not surprising that, on being elected Pope, Francis made efforts to get his hands on the existing copies of the document, and the original filed in the official Jesuit archives in Rome has disappeared. As regards the fairness of the report, we ought to allow for the hostility of the Jesuits who were in control in Argentina at the time, but in reality Bergoglio had been exaggerating this so as to pose as a martyr to Cardinal Quarracino (the phenomenon that Father

Kolvenbach may have had in mind when he referred to disobedience under a mask of humility). When due allowance is made, the Kolvenbach Report can hardly be read as the depiction of a model religious by his superior."

From The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy (Italian: Il papa dittatore)
by 'Marcantonio Colonna' (November 2017). On 19 March 2018, the author was revealed to be Henry Sire.

1 comment:

  1. Nigel Farage's wife doesn't seem to think much of him either.