What is the St. Gallen Mafia?

What is the St. Gallen Mafia?

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Cardinal Daneels refers to his membership to a certain St Gallen club or “mafia” (his term) that met together to forge support for the election of Pope Francis (and perhaps for the pre-mature resignation of Pope Benedict). Dr Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon (author of Catholic Republic) discuss the origin of the St Gallen Mafia, who were members, and the role especially of Cardinal Daneels and Cardinal Martini in the theological agenda of their self-labeled “mafia.” The election, support, and theology of Pope Francis make sense as we come to understand this St Gallen Mafia – especially after the Vigano testimony against American Cardinals and Pope Francis.

 


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