Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (1941-) is a retired Italian traditionalist Catholic priest and conspiracy theorist whose public statements engage with antisemitic dog whistles and, on occasion, overt antisemitism.  Viganò has claimed that a sinister plot to establish a New World Order is being carried out by agents of the “Davos Sanhedrin,” an antisemitic reference to an ancient Jewish judicial body. In addition, Viganò’s writings and interviews make frequent references to globalists, a term that is often used as an antisemitic codeword. He has been an outspoken backer of the Big Lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 election, and he is a vocal supporter of Russia in its war with Ukraine. In fact, Viganò praises Russia as a bulwark against Satan. Viganò formerly served as the papal nuncio (ambassador) to the United States from 2011 to 2016. In 2018, Viganò gained notoriety when he wrote an open letter to Pope Francis in which he accused the Bishop of Rome of supporting a “homosexual current” within the Catholic Church. Viganò’s work frequently appears in traditionalist Catholic publications such as Catholic Family News, The Remnant and LifeSiteNews. Because of his status within the official church hierarchy, traditionalist Catholics and their outlets frequently rely on Viganò to lend credibility to their extremist positions.

In His Own Words:

  • “…on the one hand the deep state and on the other the deep church, both of which are corrupt and subservient to the globalist elite, with subversive purposes whose ideological bases are united by hatred of Christ, the Church, and the Holy Mass.” –writing in Catholic Family News, 2/21/2023
  • “Recent events have shown us that the materialist atheism that devastated the Russian Empire and the world since 1917…has today joined liberalism in the globalist ideology which underlies the delirious project of the New World Order. An infernal project…in which hatred for Christian civilization wants to create a society of slaves subservient to the Davos elite.” –Open letter to the International Congress of Russophiles
  • “The war in Ukraine has been planned since the “colored revolution” of 2014, to which even the self-styled philanthropist George Soros was no stranger, along with the entire globalist cabal.” –quoted in The Remnant, 5/14/2023
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

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