Former Apostolic Nuncio of the United States Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò wrote an open letter to Pres. Donald Trump over the weekend.
The three-page letter dated June 7 warns the president of a spiritual battle he believes currently wages between good and evil in United States.
He refers to the battle as “biblical,” saying he believes it is between “the children of light and the children of darkness.”
The retired archbishop explains these two sides as “the clear separation between the offspring of the Woman and the offspring of the Serpent,” and that “deep state” groups are “waging war” against goodness.
“For the first time, the United States has in you a President who courageously defends the right to life, who is not ashamed to denounce the persecution of Christians throughout the world, who speaks of Jesus Christ and the right of citizens to freedom of worship,” Abp. Viganò explains.
“Your participation in the March for Life, and more recently your proclamation of the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, are actions that confirm which side you wish to fight on.
“And I dare to believe that both of us are on the same side in this battle, albeit with different weapons.”
He also addresses what he believes is the mainstream media’s attack on truth and goodness. He encourages the “children of light” to “come together and make their voices heard” through the power of prayer.
“What more effective way is there to do this, Mr. President, then by prayer, asking the Lord to protect you, the United States, and all of humanity from this enormous attack of the Enemy?
“Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.”
The letter also follows Pres. Trump’s visit to the St. John Paul II National Shrine.
The Archdiocese of Washington issued an official statement regarding the visit, calling it “baffling” and “reprehensible.”
However, Viganò says he believes “the attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative.
“It is disconcerting that there are Bishops – such as those whom I recently denounced – who, by their words, prove that they are aligned on the opposing side.”
However, the archbishop believes good will ultimately defeat evil.
He also ensures the President that the power of prayer will triumph over what he believes is the waging evil. He concludes with a blessing upon the president, First Lady, and the American people.
“Mr. President, my prayer is constantly turned to the beloved American nation,” Abp. Viganò adds. “I am praying for you and also for all those who are at your side in the government of the United States. I trust that the American people are united with me and you in prayer to Almighty God.”
“I bless you and the First Lady, the beloved American nation, and all men and women of good will.”
Whether or not you agree with Abp. Viganò, let us always join in prayer for all of our church, government, and world leaders.