A job for a true Journalist: Who can find “The Kolvenbach Report” on Father Bergoglio?
The superiors of religious orders and societies are consulted by the Congregation for Bishops when their priestly members are considered for an appointment as bishop.
It is a well known and established information in the Holy See (as it was in Buenos Aires before) that, when Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, was tipped by the then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Quarracino, to become his auxiliary, in 1992, the then-Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Peter Hans Kolvenbach — who was struggling to recover some credibility to his order after the severe intervention by Pope John Paul II and the removal of Arrupe and Arrupists who had run the great Society to the ground following the Council — wrote an unfavorable report on the possible nomination.
The report is said to be highly detailed, and to reveal all the character inclinations that are evident in the personality of the current Pope.
Now, it would be one of the scoops of the century if a journalist revealed to the world this most important historical document. The “grown-up” Catholics of our age, “emancipated” by Vatican II, can surely take what Father Kolvenbach was trying to warn Pope John Paul II and his advisers about Father Bergoglio. And surely the new enlightened Vatican can be transparent enough to let all Catholics and all others know the contents of such a precious report.
Time to let the sunlight in.
For those fluent in Spanish…
I cannot post photos but this report, only available so far in Spanish, should be included in this thread…
English translation (Google)
“The Wanderer On the report he sent to the Congregation of Bishops who was at the time General Superior of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, when he was asked to give his opinion about consecrating Fr. Jorge Bergoglio as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires Aires. He strongly advised against arguing that the priest was suffering from severe psychological disorders. Those who suffered as archbishop can attest to these imbalances, as was also demonstrated by the fact that he was a nuncio in Argentina, Bishop Adriano Bernardini, who defined him as a “man ill with power” (Diego GENOUD, Massa. , Buenos Aires, 2015, p.96)
FULL WANDERER REPORT IN SPANISH: