Conspiracy of the Pope's life? Italian media about Vatican intrigue.
"THIS nonsense, just nonsense."
In the Vatican, circulate a list of a conspiracy to kill the pope, the hypothesis put forward isthat Benedict XVI will die within a year, and comes to intrigue at the top of the hierarchy -the Italian newspaper writes. The Vatican has called the reports "ravings" and "madness."
The biggest Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera," the head of climate inform "conspiracies" and intrigue among the hierarchs and the real war spread around theVatican secretary of state, Cardinal, the Pope according to these rumorswould dismiss.
Moreover, according to the newspaper, Pope Benedict XVI in secret deals with this, who would become his successor, and has already chosen, it is claimed, the presentMetropolitan of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola.
An anonymous note
In the center of the confusion was the 82-year-old Colombian Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos - retired Vatican prelate, who, pressed by the media, has denied reports that hecarried it to the Secretary of State then handed the pope an anonymous note on an alleged plot to kill Pope Benedict XVI.
According to that note, written in German and disclosed by the leftist daily "Il Fatto Quotidiano," the pope "will die within 12 months."
These notes are a collection of "information" allegedly sent by the Archbishop of Palermo, Cardinal Paolo Romeo during his visit to Beijing in November last year. It is in China,Italian cardinal was talking about conspiracy and the fact that Benedict XVI will die within a year. He also said that the pope "literally hate" Cardinal Bertone and "very happy to replace it somebody else."
The relationship shows that the cardinal Romeo introduced himself as one of the "troika" when taking key decisions together with the Pope and Cardinal Scola.
Archbishop of Palermo, confirmed that he was a private visit to China, but deniedinformation about his alleged statements made there. - It's all baseless and is socompletely divorced from reality that should not be at all taken into account - he said.
Vatican representative Father Federico Lombardi, referring to information about the allegedplot, said: "It's nonsense, just nonsense, I have nothing more to add."
"Corriere della Sera," notes that the information on the bronze gate intrigues became apparent just before important appointments in the Roman Curia and the period ofenormous tension that occurred when it became apparent that the current Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano wrote in a letter to the Popeabout corruption in the Governorate of Vatican City.
- It's all rather than an internal war around next conclave seems to be an attempt to evokeconfusion by using the media to stains names of the cardinals - from Bertone after Scola -sucked into this against their will - summarizes and Vatican, "Corriere della Sera," GianGuido Vecchi.