Nederlandse vertaling van de brief aan President Trump
Meneer de President,
De afgelopen maanden zijn we getuige geweest van de vorming van twee tegengestelde kanten die ik Bijbels zou noemen: de kinderen van het licht en de kinderen van duisternis. De kinderen van het licht vormen de meerderheid van de mensheid, terwijl de kinderen van duisternis een absolute minderheid vertegenwoordigen. En toch zijn de eerstgenoemden het onderwerp van een soort discriminatie die hen in een situatie van morele minderwaardigheid plaatsen ten opzichte van hun tegenstanders, die vaak stand houden in strategische posities in overheid, politiek, economie en media. Op een ogenschijnlijk onverklaarbare manier worden de goede gegijzeld door de…
WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued an historic open letter to Donald Trump, praising the president’s wisdom and courage. Speaking in apocalyptic terms throughout the three-page letter, Viganò commends Trump for fighting “the deep state,” which the archbishop aligns with “the children of darkness.”
By contrast, he points to the “children of light,” who, he says, represent the “most conspicuous part of humanity.” Nevertheless, the archbishop notes, the “children of light” are “held hostage” by deep state operatives, who “often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media” — and by those who aid the deep state “either out of self-interest or fearfulness.”
Viganò makes clear that the children of darkness — “who want to demolish the family and the nation, exploit workers to make themselves unduly wealthy, foment internal divisions and wars, and accumulate power and money” — are “fiercely waging war against” President Trump.
They “have decided to show their cards,” he says, referring to their latest attempts to disrupt society and the will of the people, as evidenced by the COVID-19 crisis and the riots that have followed George Floyd’s murder, as well as their efforts to block President Trump’s re-election in November.
“It is quite clear that the use of street protests is instrumental to the purposes of those who would like to see someone elected in the upcoming presidential elections who embodies the goals of the deep state and who expresses those goals faithfully and with conviction,” the archbishops says.
While it may appear “disconcerting,” he says, “Just as there is a deep state, there is also a deep Church that betrays its duties and forswears its proper commitments before God.”
“There are faithful shepherds who care for the flock of Christ,” Viganò elaborates, “but there are also mercenary infidels who seek to scatter the flock and hand the sheep over to be devoured by ravenous wolves. It is not surprising that these mercenaries are allies of the children of darkness and hate the children of light.”