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ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Vatican whistleblower Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò is issuing an apocalyptic warning: "If Trump loses, the final kathèkon ("restraint") will fail and a New World Order will be unleashed."
This dystopian dictatorship will have an ally in Joe Biden as the new American president after already having won over Pope Francis, the former papal envoy to the United States is warning.
Archbishop Viganò quotes St. Paul's epistle to the Thessalonians, where in an eschatological context, the apostle speaks of the "Man of Lawlessness" and "what is restraining him" (2 Thes 2:7–8) before the coming of the anti-Christ.
The prelate, who lives in hiding for fear of his life, paints a grim picture for Catholics of the scenario that lies ahead in an interview published Thursday in Italian journal Inside Over.
"We would be faced with an Orwellian dictatorship of the 'deep State' and the 'deep Church' in which the rights we today consider fundamental and inalienable would be trampled. The mainstream media will be complicit," Viganò predicts.
"A small remnant made up of fervent Catholics will remain, just as the Mother of God, St. John and [Mary] Magdalene remained at the foot of the Cross," says the archbishop.
In this war, he asserts, Satan is released from his chains and the gates of Hell will try in every way to prevail over the Church itself.
Viganò affirms it was Pope Benedict XVI who believed he was placing the prelate in this "providential position" when "almost prophetically" he appointed him papal nuncio to the United States on Aug. 14, 2011.
This role, according to the Pope Emeritus, would prove to be "decisive for the future of the Universal Church," Viganò reveals.
"Now free from my official post, the inspiration confided to me by Pope Benedict allows me to address President Trump with the utmost freedom, highlighting his role in the national and international context, and how decisive his mission is in the epochal confrontation that is going on in recent months," he acknowledges.
Exposing Joe Biden "as a puppet manipulated by the elite, a puppet in the hands of people thirsty for power and willing to do anything to expand it," Viganò dismisses the presidential candidate as "hiding behind a character totally inadequate for the office of President of the United States, even for his degraded conditions of mental health."
But, he laments, Biden and "the universal religion advocated by the United Nations and by Freemasonry finds active collaborators in the leaders of the Catholic Church who usurp its authority and adulterate its Magisterium."
"Ecumenism, Malthusian environmentalism, pansexualism, immigrationism are the new dogmas of this universal religion, whose ministers prepare the advent of the Anti-christ before the last persecution and definitive victory of Our Lord," the prelate declares.
Even the Holy See appears to be attacked by enemy forces and the silence of the shepherds is deafening and upsetting, Viganò laments, adding, "Some even prefer to support the New World Order by aligning themselves with the positions of Pope Francis and Cdl. Parolin who, a frequenter of the Bilderberg Club, slavishly submitted to its diktats, like many politicians and the mainstream media."
Viganò labels this the "deep Church" — "a foreign body, subversive and devoid of any legitimacy that uses the institution in which it is embedded to achieve goals diametrically opposed to those of the institution itself."
But "the Mystical Body of Christ, placed as the only ark of salvation for humanity, is called to oppose the mystical body of the Anti-christ," he observes, quoting Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen.
The former papal ambassador explores the theme of a divided United States and a divided Church by distinguishing between the "division" sown by the devil and the "separation" brought about by Christ: "God does not divide but separates. He creates a boundary between the City of God and the City of Satan, between those who serve Him and those who fight Him. He himself will separate the righteous from the wicked on the day of Judgment (Mt. 25, 31–46), after having placed himself 'as a stumbling block' (Rom. 9, 32–33)."
"Isn't the Good Shepherd being 'divisive' when he warns his sheep against the wolves?" asks Viganò.
Separating light from darkness, good from evil, according to the Lord's teaching, is a must, if we want to follow Christ and reject Satan. But it is also necessary to separate when choosing who best protects the rights and faith of Catholics from those who only nominally proclaim themselves Catholic and in fact promote laws that are clearly in contrast with divine law and natural law.
Lambasting Pope Francis for "accusing Trump of not being a Christian simply because he wants to protect the nation's borders," while "the trafficking of human beings is favored" and the Vatican is "silent in the face of the persecution of Christians in China and elsewhere, or the thousands of desecrations of churches that have been taking place all over the world for months," Viganò asks, "Isn't all this divisive?"
The archbishop names Jesuit Fr. James Martin as the one "truly divisive in the worst sense of the term" for his "homo-heresy," and calls faithful Catholics to "learn to separate who is with Christ from who is against him, since it is not possible to serve two masters."
Unlike Biden, Trump "defended the life of the unborn child, cutting funds from Planned Parenthood and, more recently, issued an executive order requiring immediate care for newborns not killed by abortion. Trump is fighting pedophilia and pedo-satanism."
"Trump did not open new war fronts and drastically reduced the existing ones by signing peace agreements," the archbishop argues.
Viganò concludes with a note of hope emphasizing that "the destinies of the world are not in the hands of man, and that the Lord has promised not to abandon His Church."
"The powers of Hell will not prevail" (Matt. 16:18). Christ's words are the rock of our hope: 'Behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age' (Matt. 28:20)," he proclaims.