You know, Saint John Paul II had a very good reason for suspending Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann back in 1985 from the priesthood. This was while he was part of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and participated in their persecution of the Catholic Church. This included Sandinista mobs who tried to shout down the Pope at an open air mass in Managua in 1983, go here to read about it. Now the powers that be in the Vatican have lifted his suspension. Why the suspension was lifted is a mystery, since, as Rorate Caeli indicates, Escoto certainly has not changed his tune:
No, the Maryknoll Sandinista priest Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, 81, who had his suspension a divinis — first decreed by Pope John Paul II — removed by Pope Francis in the past few weeks did not leave his absurd statements and government positions behind, as one might gather from various news reports of the past couple of days that repeated his statements from many years ago.
MANAGUA – EFE – The priest and former Nicaraguan foreign secretary Miguel d´Escoto Brockmann said today [Tuesday] that Cuban leader Fidel Castro is a chosen man of God to convey the message of the Holy Spirit in Latin America.“The Vatican may silence everyone, then God will make the stones speak, and may the stones spread his message, but He didn’t do this, He chose the greatest Latin-American of all time: Fidel Castro,” the religious, 81 years old, declared today to Channel 4 in the local [Nicaraguan] television.D’Escoto Brockmann, current director for border issues and international relations of the Government of the President of Nicaragua, the Sandinista Daniel Ortega, made these declarations the day following that on which the Vatican made public the papal decision to lift the “suspension a divinis” that Pope John Paul II had imposed on him.