Archbishop Viganò’s astonishing transformation: Vatican insider to alleged schismatic

Whatever the results of his canonical trial, the controversies Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has stirred up and the polemical climate that he epitomizes will persist for the foreseeable future as major challenges to Catholic unity. The former nuncio to the U.S. has always been outspoken, but Viganò’s trial could well become a lightning rod further exposing the strained relations between the USCCB and the Vatican throughout the pontificate of Pope Francis.