Pope John Paul II and the Three Global Internationales
The Papacy, the Vatican and the Rise of the Black Internationale
By Robert Mock MD
As the religious and temporal world move into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century one of the most anticipated events in geo-political-religio history will be the passing of Pope John Paul II as one of the longest reigning popes in history and the election by the Vatican Conclave of the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. As students of prophecy anticipate this event and its impact on the prophecies of the prophets to Israel, Judah and the followers of the reNewed covenant of Yahshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph), it is well to review the recent history of the papacy and it thrust to become one of the main contenders in the future and soon-coming One World Order.
In a world in which global interests were competing against each other, it was recognized early by the newly elected Karol Josef Woytyla as Pope John Paul II that he was thrust into a global competition of who will establish the first One-world system of government that this planet earth has ever had under the modern society of nations. With six billion inhabitants living out their lives with multiple purposes of intent and choice, the stakes for the ultimate prize for power, greed and control is high – supremely high. Such a world will be radically different than anything that you or I ever can expect, all depending on the outcome of the victor.
This was the world seen by the newly crowned Karol Woytyla when he emerged on the eighth ballot on the second day, October 14, 1978, of the papal conclave in the Sistine Chapel as Pope John Paul II. Here was the recognized successor to millions of Roman Catholics as the 263rd successor to recognized apostolic seat of the Peter the Apostle.
Then suddenly there broke upon the international scene a pope who would shatter the papal image and thrust the papacy into the center of the global competition. He quickly gained the confidence of the masses of Catholics as a man invested with a special destiny.
Born on May 18, 1920 during the time of a solar eclipse, he grew up in an obscure hamlet called Wadowidce in the foothills of the Beskids mountain range about 170 miles south of Warsaw Poland as a son to a former soldier of the Hapsburg Empire. Karol Josef Woytyla as the 264th Pope also fitted the ancient prophecy that he was born under the sign of labor solis or the Latin expression for a solar eclipse.
His early life was common to his era: a two room apartment home, worker in the Zabrzowek Quarry and later as a boiler-room helper in the Belgium industrial plant, Solvay Chemical Works. He became a confidant of the tailor-mystic Jan Tyranowski, a skilled soccer goalie, a budding and talented amateur guitarist, a drama poet student in the Rapsodyczny Theater of Krakow, an avid skier, writer of ten published books, a master of more than ten languages and three doctorates: philosophy, theology and phenomenology. (Malachi Martin, The Keys of This Blood, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1990 p. 61)
As a young man, he became part of the Polish underground during World War II and reputed to be part of the espionage team that secreted the first Nazi V-2 rocket to the allies in London. Even under the noses of the Nazi, he began his seminary training in 1942 in the clandestine “conspiratorial seminary” founded by Polish Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha, Archbishop of Krakow.
Quickly within the Catholic hierarchy, the firsts in the life of Wojtyla began: 1946: first Polish priest to be ordained after four years of training; 1958: youngest auxiliary bishop in Polish history; 1964: youngest archbishop in the diocese of Krakow; 1978: first Polish Pope in history, and first non-Italian Pope in four fifty five years. (Ibid 61)
For the second time in only thirty three days, a Pope had been elected by the Vatican Conclave. Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice as Pope John I was laid to rest in the catacombs of the Vatican after he suddenly demised as some suspected of suspicious conditions.
Albino Luciani, known as the “Smiling Pope, was one of the Cardinals of the Papal Conclave who was not known to have ties to big banking, corporate and international moneyed interests. He born October 17, 1912 near Belluno, Italy to a pious yet poor family and in a manner like his personal master, Jesus the Christ, gave up a life of as a wealthy ‘elder’ in church society. What was also thought by many of his colleagues was that Luciani was an “intellectual light weight” yet would present a public image of the Vatican as a God endowed institution sanctified by the Christian God that would morally protect the faithful and physically protect the flocks of the poor and the dispossessed. Luciani truly was a people’s pastor and a champion of the poor and the dispossessed.
At the same time, did they think that Albino Luciani would protect the international corruption of the Vatican Bank, called by David Yallop in his book, In God’s Name, “Vatican Incorporated”? This budding international banking and fraud scandal would soon be revealed which rocked the securities market of the United States, toppled the giant Franklin Bank and left the saving and loan association reeling for year to the cost of ten billion U.S. tax dollars. Vatican Incorporated had become like “Herod Incorporated” nineteen hundred years before in the days of Jesus, a powerful religious institution corrupted by power, greed and control.
According to the public Vatican press which was controlled by Cardinal Villot, the Secretary of State, the early demise of Pope John Paul I was announced initially to be caused by a myocardial infarction and later changed to a personal accidental overdose of one of his medications, a blood thinner called Coumadin. He was not found for seven hours after death in which his face was described by the domestic Sister Vincenzia as twisted in agony. An Italian State inquest and an autopsy were denied even though it was Italian law. He was quickly embalmed and his body removed without even receiving the sacrament of extreme unction. Within twelve hours, the Papal 19 chamber rooms were stripped of all belongings and the floors scrubbed and polished. The embalmers, the Signoracci brothers “attempted to remodel the face so his death agony would be changed to show a calm expression” (Christiano p 5) Later investigators would charge that embalming effectively covered up any trail of foul play in the death of Albino Luciani.
Behind the scene, according to the Catholic historians, Malcolm Martin in The Jesuits and David Yallop in his book, In God’s Name, the Abbe of Nantes in Murder at the Vatican wrote that it was “the most successful of ‘perfect crimes” from Cardinal Villot, to the domestics, the secretaries and physicians within the Vatican to the Swiss Guards and the Italian Police.
Ordained in 1935, Albino Luciani became a bishop in 1958 and the Cardinal of Venice in 1973. He was a fervent believer in the ecumenical movement, praised as a liberal with a mission to change the church’s stance on contraception, lived and believed like a conservative with a crusading desire to reduce the wealth of the church, clean up the corruption and scandal in the Vatican Bank and dismiss a large number of ranking Masonic cardinals.
This should not have surprised the Vatican prelates for in 1972, after the Milanian Mafioso had taken control of the Banco Ambrosiano under the directorship of Roberto Calvi, they made a move on the Canco Cattolica del Veneto which was called the ‘Priest’s Bank’. Bishop Marcinkus, the director of the Vatican Bank had sold it to Roberto Calvi without the bishops knowing it and Albino Luciani was the only cleric to protest and carry that protest all the way to the Vatican. It was in 1973 that the Crime and Racketeering Section of the US Department of Justice found evidence in a signed document by Pope Paul VI, the predecessor of Pope John Paul I, of what constituted the “one of the largest swindles in the world”. This fraudulent scandal was conducted by Bishop Marcinkus, head of the Vatican Bank and Michele Sindona in which $1 billion in false bonds with nominal value was sold on consignment by the Vatican.
The Forces within the Unholy Vatican
The forces behind the papal assassination were an unholy empire. This is a tale of two deaths, twelve investigations, two suicides and up to $1.2 billion in unsecured loans. In the end, the huge banking consortium in Milan Italy, Banco Ambrosiano run by Robert Calvi left over 200 financial institutions holding millions in loans from the Vatican. The scandal threatened the entire international banking industry and part and partial of a plot to undermine the Italian government.
This scandal was created in part by the decision of the Vatican, the world’s largest and wealthiest land owner, to transfer a large bulk of the liquid Italian assets to other nations of the world to avoid the new demands of the Italian Government in 1967-68 to repeal the 1942 Papal exemption. It was 1942 and the Italian President Benito Mussolini was involved in the height of World War II. The United States, bombed in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 had entered the war with Allied Forces. With the 1942 Papal exemption, Mussolini gave exemption to the Papacy from paying Italian taxes on share income.
This Papal exemption was built upon the earlier 1929 Lateran treaty (concordat) between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini which accepted the sovereignty of the Vatican State, declared Roman Catholicism to be the Italian state religion, requesting the papacy to remain neutral in the foreign affairs of Italy and with a compensation up to a reputed $85 million formed the framework of the modern fortunes of the Roman Catholic Church. Like an “off shore tax haven in the middle of Rome”, the Institute of Religious Works (IOR) was created by the Vatican to divert tithe, gifts and offerings of the Catholic faithful into a religious charity which was created to speculate on the stock, commodity and currency markets without paying taxes to the Italian State.
This “Special Administration” was formed on June 7th, 1929 and the Vatican became a financial consortium built upon the quadrangle of money market speculation, the fluctuations of the international stock markets, laundering dirty money through banking channels and the evasion even by governmental exemption of capital taxes. And so there arrived a Jewish speculator banker converted to Catholicism, a Sabbatean Jew called Bernardino Nogara to run the Special Administration. with one proviso: “that he be allowed to manage to manage this fortune as an ordinary banker, that is to say without regard for the laws of Christ the King or of earthy States, and without any tiresome scruples of conscience.” (Nantes 3) The Catholic Church lost a lot of money in the Wall Street Crash of 1929 but according to J.F. Pollard in The Vatican and the Wall Street Crash: Bernardino Nogara and Papal Finances in the Early 1930’s, by 1935 the Vatican Bank was investing in blue-chip stocks plus in May, 1939, sent $7.6 million worth of gold bars to the United States, a move that kept the Vatican afloat during World War II. (The Final Unholy Alliance)
While the Jewish world was effectively creating a world-wide boycott against Hitler and the rising Nazi state in order to prevent the vast buildup in the military machine needed by Hitler to conquer Europe and the “Final Solution” to Jewish blood from the continent of Europe. While the Labor Zionist’s Movement leadership was collaborating with Hitler’s Regimen as documented in Edwin Black’s book, The Transfer Agreement, the Dramatic Story of the Pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine or Ben Hecht’s book, Perfidy, the true life story and trial of Rudolf Kastner, leading representative of the Jewish Agency representing David Ben-Gurion’s Mapai party, now the Labor Zionist Party, of collaborating with the Nazis to save 400 friends of Rudolf Kastner and the Mapai while 600,000 Hungarian Jews were transferred for their extermination to the gas chambers of Poland. And now, according to John Cornwell in Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII, we see Pope Pius XII as he abrogated the Catholic democratic movement in Germany and signed a Papal treaty, the Hitler-Pacelli Concordat of 1933. Out of this came a German ecclesiastical tax of great benefit for the Roman Catholic Church.
Eugenio Pacelli born to an Italian legal family became Secretariat of the Vatican for Pope Pius XI and guided the Papal foreign policy for ten years before becoming Pope Pius XII in 1939. Through his nineteen year reign until 1958, his reign intersected with the entire World War II, the dividing of Europe into the Christian “West” and the communist (“anti-Christian”) East. During these years, recognized as one of the most autocratic of all popes, Pius XII tried to extend the influence of the Papacy into the rise of the German Reich.
The papal concordat (Papal treaty) was instituted in 1870 as a reactionary movement against the challenges to papal infallibility. The Catholic Church suffered greatly in power and prestige by the anti-clerical chaos of the French Revolution in the 18th century and the rise of socialism, evolutionism and industrialism, the Italian unification of power by Garibaldi. The German unification of power by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and the earlier Protestant Prussian Kaisers led to a significantly weakened spiritual and temporal power of the papacy.
The Papacy sought to maintain its power in the rise and fall of nations throughout the Mid-Ages by adhering to the concept of the divine right of kings which the kings in turn forced their subjects to adhere to the mandates of the Papacy. This church-state union was the glue of this European social order during the rise of democracy that came at the end of the 19th century. When Pope Pius IX was crowned in 1846, he had to face the rabble of the republican mob in the Eternal City. He “hurled denunciations against the ‘outrageous treason of democracy’ and threatened prospective voters with excommunication.” (Hitler’s Pope p. 10)
By the seventh decade of the 19th century, the historical decree of papal infallibility was passed on July 18, 1870 with the almost unanimous assent of 433 bishops out of 435 in affirmation. The decree reads,
“The Roman Pontiff, when he speak ex cathedra, that is, when, exercising the office of pastor and teacher of all Christians, he defines….a doctrine concerning faith and morals to be held by the whole Church, through the divine assistance promised to him in St. Peter, is possessed of the infallibility with which the Divine Redeemer wished his Church to be endowed….And therefore such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are irreformable of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church.” (Hitler’s Pope p. 12)
Democracy died that day in the Roman Christian Church and in the eyes of the papacy, the whole of Christendom. Also in that same year, on September 20, 1870, the government of Italy seized the city of Rome which was the last of the Papal States. Yet when all the citizens participating in the seizure faced the power of excommunicated by Pope Pius IX, Italy issued the Papal Guarantee which gave the pope his sovereignty including the freedom of the conclave and councils with the Vatican, the Lateran and the Castel Gandolfo were declared extra-territorial.
In protest Pope Pius IX shut himself up in the Vatican and he and his successors became virtual prisoners for 59 years, never leaving until Lateran Concordat was signed with Mussolini in 1929. Newspapers around the world took note and The Catholic Advocate of Brisbane, Australia on April 18, 1929 claimed that the Concordat would “heal wound of many years.” It reminds us of the prophetic passage in Revelation.
Revelation 13:1-3 – “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
It was June, 1914, and Eugenio Pacelli, the representative of the Vatican and the representatives of the kingdom of Serbia met to sign the “Serbian Concordat”, which affected a large part of the Serbian electorate who were part of the Roman Orthodox Church. Within this decree were the following provisos: “Serbia guaranteed that the Holy See had the right to impose the new Code of Canon Laws on its country’s Catholic clergy and subjects; that Catholics would have freedom of religion, worship and education within its territories…At the same time, the treaty implied the abrogation of the ancient protectorate rights of the Austro-Hungarian Empire over the Catholic enclaves of Serbian territories.” (Hitler’s Pope p. 48-49)
This Concordat was drafted and then negotiated over the next eighteen months by the then undersecretary of the Sacred Congregations for Extraordinary Affairs by Eugenio Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII). When the Austrians heard of the papal abrogation of imperial ties with Serbia, anti-Serbianism rose to a volatile level. Up until the end of the 19th century, the emperors of the Hapsburg Empire held the right to veto the choice of a pope. This ended following the Papal Concordat and the institution of papal infallibility that was signed in 1870. In the progressive decline of the old imperial order of the Hapsburgs and the rise of European nationalism, the signing of the ‘Serbian Concordat’ opened a seething old wound.
Four days after the signing of the ‘Serbian Concordat’ the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was visiting in Sarajevo, Serbia and was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip one of the leaders of the Narodna Odbrana. The power of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire came down upon Serbia and in the opinion of Vatican historian John Cornwell, “The ‘Serbian Concordat’ undoubtedly contributed to the uncompromising terms that the Austro-Hungarian Empire pressed on Serbia, making war inevitable.” Conflict started in weeks and soon flamed the whole world into World War I.” (Hitler’s Pope p. 48-49)
With the rise of the Third Reich of the German State, Pius XII in his pre-papal role first as the Papal nuncio in Berlin and later as Secretariat of the Vatican negotiated for Pope Piux XI for a Reich Concordat (Treaty). This treaty was not to benefit the Catholic faithful in German or those that supported the Catholic Center Party but to ensure the continuation of the Catholic autocracy started in 1870 with Vatican I of the papacy. The Centre Party as it was known in German had wide support among the German citizens and was avidly anti-Nazi. It was the German Catholic Centre Party that stood in the way of Hitler’s absolute power.
With the Hitler-Pacelli Concordat of 1933, the last democratic party in Germany was banned from any political activity for the Catholic faithful. The future pope defacto betrayed his own people and gave Hitler his ultimate goal, the supreme leader of the German people. In the end, Pacelli, as Pope Pius XII, living in one of the two main power centers for the European Axis powers, not only was influential in the first spark that created World War I, also with his anti-Semitism, his abandonment of the last democratic political party in Germany, he endorsed and gave Adolf Hitler the last pillar to ultimate Germanic and eventual European conquest of power. With this goal for autocratic power, six million Jews lost their lives as well as millions of Christians, Gypsies and other undesirables were eliminated.
For the next six decades, historians, scholars, Jews and Christian faithful have asked, why did Pope Pius XII not defend the Jews and call for an end to the genocide for the “children of Jacob” as an act of moral justice and humanitarian kindness? With more than a billion followers under his authority and moral control, the influence of the Vatican would have been profound. If the Papacy had joined the Jewish people in not only an economic boycott of the rise of the Nazi regime but also a political boycott, the “Light” and “Love” of the Eternal One of Israel could have radiated around the world. That moment in time did not come.
During the height of World War II, the Vatican was kept in total isolation. During these years, the catacombs beneath St. Peter’s Cathedral were discovered and the vast mortuary tombs were explored and catalogued. During these years, the tomb of Peter, the apostle was found who was crucified upside down in the Circus of Nero and buried on the hillside nearby. For a decade after the war was over this discovery would remain hidden by the Vatican to the outside world.
Here we see the ‘apostate Church’ already corrupted, scandalized when Albino Luciani was elected in the second vote of the Papal Conclave on August 26, 1978. First note of fascination was that Luciani sat right across from his successor, Karol Woytyla. He later predicted that Woytyla would follow him in the seat of St. Peter.
Pope John Paul I, seen here on the papal throne, is wearing an inexpensive silver pectoral cross, not the standard golden cross worn by Popes and his uncut hair, simply brushed back, was considered unusual but more genuine and modest than the dandy coifs of the other Cardinals.
The Italian clerics were known to be hostile to Luciani. For over four centuries, the Latin prelates had controlled the Holy See and many were it was known later were part of an underground secret lodge reopened in 1970 and called the P-2 Lodge. Originally founded in 1877, for provincial Freemason, the Propaganda Due (P-2) sought within its secret confine those bishops and prelates of a conservative persuasion to prevent a takeover of the Vatican by Communists. Its nefarious activities were discovered, its offices were raided, and its membership list was discovered. Its members spanned the spectrum of Italian political leaders, military and police officials, business leaders, and journalists which included its Grand Master Licio Gelli and Michele Sindona. To the consternation of the Masonic prelates and the power brokers associated with the corrupt financial dealings of the Vatican Bank, word quickly went out that the new Pope John Paul I was opening an investigation into both and was seeking to dismiss many.
The Vatican Bank and the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR) were owned and under the personal control of the Pope into order to fund or loan money to religious projects around the world. Under the guise of the “Special Administration”, the investigator Christiano wrote about speculative schemes and money laundering that was funneled through the hands of Robert Calvi, the director of the Banco Ambrosiano of Milan and Michele Sindona, advisor to Pope Paul VI who as Cardinal Archbishop Montini of Milan received over two million dollars from Sindona for his religious organizations. Michele Sindona was a member of the Milanian Mafia, a Sicilian by birth, who later reaped big rewards when the Vatican assets needed to be transferred out of the country and across the Alps. While Pope Paul VI condemned the illegal and amoral activities of racketeering and money laundering in the encyclical Populorum Progressio, the siphon of money began to alert government fraud authorities, first in Italy, then the Interpol, the CIA, the FBI while Michele Sindona’s “Italian Solution” eliminated many of investigators. Later in 1981, Calvi was convicted by the Italian fraud authorities for currency fraud ($1.3 billion missing from the bank), fled to England and later found dead hanging by an orange rope under Blackfriar’s Bridge in London. Here left behind was the hallmark sign of a Masonic suicide.
According to Christiano, Cardinal Villot, the Secretary of State and also a secret Grand Master of the Masons, was given privileged information: list of Catholic prelates Luciani was planning to reassign, resign or transfer plus a list of a large group of Church leaders suspected to be involved in the Masonic movement (P-2 Lodge). Under instructions to the Secretariat, an investigation was to commence immediately. “No department, no congregation, no section is to be excluded”, Luciani told Villot…The financial review was to be done discreetly, quickly and completely. The new Pope advised his Secretary of State that once he had considered the report he would decide on appropriate courses of action.” (Abbe de Nantes quoting Yallop p. 8)
The list of prelates listed on the Masonic P-2 membership claimed to name 121 members of the Roman Curia who were members of Propaganda Due. These included: Cardinal Jean Villot the Secretariat of the Vatican; Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, undersecretary of the Vatican who later became Secretary of State; Cardinal Ugo Poletti, Cardinal Vicar of Rome; Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio, the director of the powerful Congregation for Bishops, Bishop Marcinkus, director of the Vatican Bank and Pope Paul’s secretary, Pasquale Macchi. The protector of all was Cardinal Villot. The new pope was surrounded by his bitterest enemies.
When the news reached Roberto Calvi at Bank Ambrosiano, he was upset and livid. The international fraud authorities were already on his lead and his only guarantor was Bishop Marcinkus at the Vatican Bank. According to Yollop, “If by some miracle Albino Luciani were to drop dead before Marcinkus was removed, then Calvi would have time” Calvi turned to Gelli, who reassured him: “The problem (of the miracle!) could and would be resolved.” (Abbe de Nantes quoting Yallop p. 8)
Across the Atlantic the national media was alive with the scandals of misappropriation of funds by Cardinal John Cody of Chicago and he was threatened with deposition. On his last day alive, Luciani’s first order of business he gave to Villot was that Cardinal Cody had to be removed. The second order was that Cardinal Baggio was to be reassigned as the Patriarch of Venice. His name was discovered – Baggio, Masonic name Seba, Lodge number 85/2640. Enrolled on August 14th, 1957. (Abbe de Nantes, p. 9)
Later that evening Cardinal Villot met with Luciani and the conversation turned to the Vatican Bank. The earlier meeting of the Pope with Bishop Marcinkus did not go well and: Luciani advised Villot that Marcinkus was to be removed immediately. Not in a week’s or a month’s time. The following day. “He would be replaced by an honest man, “a key figure in the financial tribunal of the Vatican, Monsignor Abbo…The claws of the lion which his intimates had waited to be revealed, were on full display to Villot.” Furthermore he was going to dismiss the uomini di fiducia, Marcinkus’ mafia, and he intended to cut all links, without any delay, with the Banco Ambrosiano Group of Sindona and Calvi.” (Abbe de Nantes, p. 9) Such an act of authority had not been seen since the time of Saint Pius X. Seventy-five years earlier, Pius X had broken the power of the formidable Secretary of State of his predecessor Leo Xiii, the freemason Cardinal Rampolla. As the Holy See retreated to his private quarters, the last words he said to Villot, “Buona notte. A domain. Se Dio vuole.” (Abbe de Nantes quoting Yallop p.11)
According to Yallop in In God’s Name, the murder of Pope John Paul II had all the telling traits of a Masonic murder. It would be made to look like a suicide, and accident or a natural death with an alibi and would include a pre-established scheme, an implausible scheme or a scandalous scheme. Yet in Yallop’s investigation, one aberrant detail however methodical was noticed. “At the Vatican’s insistence, no blood was drained from the body, neither were any organs removed. Injections of formalin and other preserving chemicals were made into the body through the femoral arterial ad vein passages. The entire process took over three hours. The reason the process took so long was because, contrary to normal practice when the blood is drained or cleared with a solution of salt water that is circulated around the body, the Vatican was adamant that no blood should be drawn off.” Here was the indisputable proof of the assassination of Pope John Paul I, any blood, any retained organs of the body would constitute the presence of poisoning or the evidence that digitalis does to hemorrhaging tissue.
According to Yallop, it was not Cardinal Jean Villot who murdered the Pope, nor the accomplice or the author of the crime. “Licio Gelli was the initiator and general organize of the crime, that Roberto Calvi was his partner in the crime, a crime that was to cost him ever more dearly to the point where he too had to be suicided. The executor of the crime was some thus who had received the contract of his life from an agent of Ortolani’s in the Via Archimede. This underworld of the mafia, the bank and Vatican village is known to us now. And Marcinkus? Ah, Marcinkus! He was keeping watch in the meantime….” Luccio Gelli was the Grandmaster of the underground P-2 Lodge, a member of the Black Shirt Battalion and liaison with Herman Goring of the SS Division in World War II.
As a rebel, a non-conformist linked with the masses of the people, is it any wonder that on Pope John Paul II’s first press conference to two thousand journalists in the Vatican and 125 members of the Vatican diplomatic corp. representing one hundred countries, he spoke of his destiny to bring the papacy into the new road of papal internationalism.
“It is not our business to judge the actions of government… But there is no way the dignity and the right of all men and every human individual can be served unless that dignity and those rights are seen as founded on the life, death and resurrection of Christ…The Church seeks no privileges for herself, but we do desire a dialogue with the nations”… even though the Church’s diplomatic relations with so many countries “do not necessarily imply the approval of one or another regime – that is not our business…We have an appreciation of the positive temporal values, a willingness for dialogue with those who are legitimately charged with the common good of society, and the understanding of their role, which is often difficult.” (Ibid 62)
At the ceremony of his coronation, Wojtyla, like his predecessor, John Paul I, quickly rejected the papal triple tiara which he claimed was “wrongly considered to be a symbol of temporal power of the pope.” (Ibid 63) It was only clear in part as he spoke in ten languages to billions of people around the world, “Open wide the doors of Christ. To his saving power the boundaries of states, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture and civilization and development. Do not be afraid…I want your support in this, my mission.” (Ibid 63)
He quickly vaulted the office of the papacy to beyond the scope of temporal power which the tiara symbolized and expressed his mission to exercise the spiritual authority and moral mandate he felt was divinely given to him over those who did wield temporal power over their subjects.
The “temporal world” and all of its rulers, the media, the industrialists, and the bureaucratic power brokers, were suddenly put on notice, Pope John Paul II was to bring a new era to the Holy See. With an independence of mind and a flare for the unusual, he quickly hit the road first to Assisi and then Siena, over to the summer papal residence of Castel Gandolfo, the mountain shrine of La Mentorella and unusual events like visiting an ailing bishop in a Roman hospital. The public loved him and though a Pole by birth the Italians adopted him as il nostro polacco – our Pole and “Papa Wojtyla.” Walking in St. Peter’s Square, he was mobbed and many times left with papal buttons missing and red lipstick on the white papal cloak. (Ibid 65)
This new image suited this new Pope. It kept him in the public eye with the admiration of the masses yet immune from conspiratorial, suspicious or prying eyes. The simple white robe and skull cap, the Fisherman’s Ring on his index finger, the ambience of ‘divine’ rituals gave a simple meaning, here was a religious leader to be trusted and loved. For awhile, he stood in a ‘one-way geo-political window’ unobserved and undisturbed. With all the international intelligence of the papacy, the historical archives of the Vatican, the legends and prophecies secreted by the Holy See and the privilege to call any leader around the world and discuss in private consultation any subject of his choosing, John Paul began to exert is spiritual mandate upon the political powers on the earth.
Behind all his musings of the historical trends and political events unfolding around him, the words of Karol Wojtyla’s mentor, Cardinal Wyszynski of Warsaw whom he worked for thirty years were fresh in his mind. Cardinal Wyszynski has been dubbed the “Fox of Europe” because he carried out the “first and only geopolitical strategy every carried out against an Eastern satellite nation against the Soviet Union.” (Ibid 20)
Here together, the mentor and the student and future Pope, they saw a world of the immerging “three Internationales”, the three geopolitical contenders for the future world power.
“There exist on this earth, Wyszynski used to say, only three Internationales. The ‘Golden Internationale’ was his shorthand term for the financial power of the world – the Transnationalist and Internationalist globalist leaders of the West.
The ‘Red Internationale’ was, of course, the Leninist-Marxist Party State of the Soviet Union, with which he and Wojtyla and their compatriots had such long and painfully intimate experience.”
The third geopolitical contender – The Roman Catholic Church; the ‘Black Internationale’ – was destined in Wysynskyi’s eyes to be the ultimate victor in any contention with those rivals.” (Ibid 20-21)
For prophecy watchers, the “Black Internationale” must be watched in this era approaching the Black Seal of Revelation.
By the spring of the next year, 1979, Pope John Paul II invaded the sanctum of the ‘red Internationale’ by visiting his Soviet run homeland of Poland. To the dismay of his former political masters and the capitalists, he demonstrated in word and deed that the status quo in the international sphere was outclassed and outdated and a new geopolitical reality must transcend old values.
There in the mid-heart of the international contention, was the arena called Mettel-europa, the underbelly of the Soviets that is “Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals is a giant seesaw of power. Europe from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea is the center of that power. The Holy Father’s battle was to control that center.” Here Pope John Paul II was to become a geopolitical pope and only eight months after his election and coronation, he opened the millennial game to control the ‘time of the end’ and became the first player to enter that geopolitical arena. (Ibid 22)
According to Cardinal Wyszynski of Warsaw, “certain historical developments are willed by the Lord of History, and they shall take place. About many other – mostly minor – developments, that same Lord is willing. He allows men the free will to choose between various options, and he will go along with those choices; for, in the end, all human choices will be co-opted as grist into God’s mill, which grinds slowly but always grinds exceedingly fine.” (Ibid 22)
In a world when globalism was still not prominent in the lexicon of the 20th century man. He would aim for a ‘new Europe’ and run around the ‘cold war’ that pitted the globalist west with the communistic east. China was still in the backwaters of international politics but both the east and the western powers would soon be beating a pathway to their doorway. To the Kremlin masters, Wojtyla was an enigma yet they responded. To the Polish shipyard workers in Gdansk, the green light was given for the birth of the Solidarity trade union as the first innovative breech behind the Iron Curtain, yet innovation it was and opens the door to the next, the fear of an economic implosion within their own hemisphere.
The year of the ascension of Pope John Paul II was also the year of the ascension to the central hierarchy of the Soviet Politburo a new face that would change the Soviet political landscape, Mikhail Gorbachev. Named Secretary of Soviet Agriculture and Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Gorbachev thrived under his two mentors and supreme leaders: KGB chief Yuri Andropov and his successor, Konstantin Chernenko. Industrial stagnation, technological inferiority and socio-political backwardness were the paramount ills in the Soviet society. By 1985, Gorbachev emerged as the General Secretary of the CPSU and Supreme Leader of the Soviet Union and to Pope John Paul II, here was an innovative power broker in an imploding society. Centered between an economic powerhouse of Western Germany with 300 million people to the West and the emerging Eastern powerhouse of the People’s Republic of China with 1.5 billion people, Russia was struggling with her own economic stagnation and decay Half-way around the world also stood the powerbroker of international politics, the United States of America with President Ronald Reagan repeating over and over, “the evil empire” leaving the Leninists in international isolation.
With a bang, Gorbachev entered in the international arena with as much suave as a Madison Avenue PR agent. Within four years, he had won over Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and was wooing the vast populations of America and Europe. He began to set the international agenda of the “Group of Seven” and vindicated the geo-political vision of John Paul II a decade earlier that the power center of the world lay in central Europe. By 1989, in a bold and theatrical stroke of a chessman, Gorbachev banished the “evil empire” from political sight. The “iron curtain” came down and by 1992 the geopolitical discussion centered not around containment but integration. Yet while the western world was mesmerized by “Mr. Gorbachev” he quietly and brutally suppressed the rise of nationalism in the Soviet states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. He not only changed the ‘red internationals” but more vastly changed the “gold internationals” with the new Gorbachevism.
Yet John Paul knew the goals and the aims of Gorbachev’s design for a new world order. To the “Red Internationale” all national governments would cease and one central governing command center in Moscow controlled by the Communist Party would rule the world. They would control the military, security, the global economy using western market economics with centralized governing standards of Leninist Marxism. They would control the cultural values of the global society and while religion would be banned, the new value system centered around human values and worth rather than Divine qualities and worth would be instituted.
While the western world was cooing over the new Soviet leader, the papal vision was clearer and knew the words of Gorbachev must be taken literally, “I am a Leninist, devoted to achieving the goals of Leninism and the worldwide Leninist association of all workers under the banner of Marxism.” (Ibid 32) Yet for his perestroika it suggested that he needed the KGB, the Red Army central command with its super secret Soviet Defense Council and the support of the Central Committee.
Yet John Paul also knew that Gorbachev’s ‘Achilles Heel’ was he was designing a new world order that denied the existence of God and believed that man is a creature of nature. To John Paul, it was “a cruel denial of man’s highest aspiration. It is a violation of man’s deepest instinct – to worship God; and of his deepest desire – to live forever, never to die. ‘The claim to build a world without God,” the Pope stated bluntly in Czechoslovakia during his visit in April of 1990, ‘has been shown to be an illusion….Such a hope has already revealed itself as a tragic Utopia...for man is unable to be happy if the transcendent relationship with God is excluded.” (Ibid 33)
To the north and west of the Vatican, John Paul saw a different vision. The champions of Western capitalism and democracy were built around the architectural foundation of a different new world order founded on the pillars of money and technology. The Transnationalists and Internationalists of America and Europe saw a new world empire based on power, greed and control but by exploiting democratic capitalism and democratic egalitarianism to the fullest, the foundation of the nation-state capitalism would evolve naturally to a planetary system of global regulation.
The glue would be the interdependence of the nations called international development and the craftsmen would be the bankers, attorneys, bureaucrats and scientists. This one world order would hinge around contracts, agreements, covenant, treaties, joint ventures all approved and sealed by the approval of a united nations. The geopolitical spheres of influence were the same as the Leninists, one was politically controlled at the center and the other was economically controlled at the center.
The concept of the founding fathers of the United States was that fundamental to democracy, that is a government for the people, of the people and by the people with all its supporting political, economic and technological institutions, all the structural elements of its existence were inviolable. Take away any one of the three separate power of governance or the right of free association and the organic whole no longer exists. Even more so, capitalism nor democracy demands or require a moral foundation to its existence. Once again, Pope John Paul II spoke to this issue at the Prague Castle on April 21, 1990 that for the newly liberated Czechoslovaks from communism must not replace it with “secularism, indifference, hedonistic consumerism, practical materialism, and also the formal atheism that plague the West.” (Ibid 37)
As John Paul observed the Western globalists even with their moral rhetoric, they remained “indifferent to the rape and genocide of Tibet; to the cruel oppression of democracy in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and in the PRC; to the Indonesian genocide of the East Timorese; and to the war of extermination of Syria’s Hafez Assad has waged against Christian communities in his land.” (Ibid 37) Today, the political landscape is not much different. The genocide in Sudan, the intifada of the Palestinians against Israel and Christian Arabs, the economic oppression of the Zionists against the Palestinians, the nuclear threats of India versus Pakistan, the Iranians versus Israel, the North Koreans against the United States. In the post-millennium reign of Pope John Paul II the international scene is not better and even appears to be astronomically worse.
Yet the prophetic picture of Jesus speaking to his disciples on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Temple of Herod, appears in clearer detail.
Matthew 24:6 - “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
Even above the two superpower contenders, the Marxist-Leninist East versus the Democratic Globalist West, smaller groups were seeking to assert their influence while riding upon the global vehicles of the larger powers. The New-Agers and the Mega-religionists were out to persuade the world that we are evolving and fusing into a global universal mega-religion for all mankind. All nations and tribes in what is called the Temple of Human Understanding gave their allegiance to one common good. Its value system was peace, health, respect for the Earth and environmental devotion under the mantle of Understanding. Like chameleons they infiltrated all the super-power structures economic boardrooms, political bureaucracies and church institutional hierarchies whether they are Christian, Jewish or Islamic. When the political push comes to shove, power, green and control reign supreme even in these institutions also in search of an earthly Utopia instead of the transcendent revelation of a loving God.
Yet as John Paul was laying a strategy towards the new millennium, he was not intent on accepting the continuous dualism of opposing ideologies on the political sphere. He designed to move around the Soviet Party-State complex and set up alliances and ties with the Russian Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches. He quickly visited the patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul and fostered strategic ties with the Eastern European Roman Catholics and Russian Orthodox communities. When the political barriers of the Soviet state crumbled, a majority of mainstream Orthodox Churches were prepared to enter the fold of the Roman Catholic Church by vote and accession of their church property to the Vatican. Understand though this was not as much a religious strategy as a geopolitical strategy.
Whereas the Western globalists under the mantle of Reagan’s push to topple the ‘evil empire’ of the Soviets, the Solidarity experimentation in Poland and the bid to unify the Orthodox communities behind the Iron Curtain had probably more impact. In turn John Paul began to turn his attention to the progressive materialist, anti-God, anti-Church identity of the Western capitalist and globalists. Crisscrossing the world, from one country to another he kept his international profile highly visible, his spiritual frame of reference current among world political leaders and after a hundred years of political isolation of the Roman Catholic Church, even the United States with highly visible and respected President Ronald Reagan reestablished diplomatic relations with the Vatican, the “American Concordat” with Rome.
And then on May 13, 1981, in the presence of 75,000 people and 11 million television viewers in St. Peter’s Cathedral, John Paul bent over in the ‘popemobile’ to a young girl wearing a small picture of Mary, the mother of Jesus as Our Lady of Fatima when two bullets shot out missing his head and then two more this time turning his papal cassock bloody red. A Turkish hired assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, hit his mark against a man not as an act against a religious leader but for international interests not wanting this Pope to be an “independent and uncontrolled force in international politics.” (Ibid 47) Pope John Paul II had shown his skilled as an international and purposeful contender for power, determined to shape the destiny of nations.
It also happened on May 13, a supernatural event of intimate interest to him occurred on May 13, 1917 in an small Portuguese hamlet of Fatima and ending on October 13 of the same year, a ‘miracle’ of the Virgin Mary controlling the sun in a spectacular way lodged in his memory along with the fact that if he had not of bent over to that little girl with the picture of the Lady Fatima, a bullet would have lodged in his brain.
To the new Pope, now three years in his papal reign, was an avid Marian worshipper, this coincidence of occurrences would change his future. The miracle of saving his life when he was looking upon Lady Fatima would cast his papal reign a new urgency and a new direction.
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Prophecies of the Vatican and the New 266th Pope
Mary, the mother of Jesus and the Fatima Prophecies
The Prophecies of Malachy
The Papal Conclave and the New Pope
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Cardinal Aron Jean-Marie Lustiger
Cardinal Carlo Marie Martini S.J.
Cardinal Paul Augustine Cardinal Mayer OSB
Jewish Popes in the History of the Catholic Church
Global News on the Popes and the Vatican
The Vatican and Pope John Paul II
Satan: You're finished! - Pontiff invokes the Apocalypse, discusses
ultimate defeat of evil – January 13, 2005
World Net Daily - In comments before 7,000 people attending the General Papal Audience yesterday at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II commented on the Apocalypse, saying that the increase in violence and injustice in the world is the work of a furious Satan who doesn't have "much time left" and ultimately will be defeated. According to a report in the Italian website AGI online, the pope said, "God and the Lamb, Christ, surrounded by the 'Council of the Crown,' are judging human history in good and evil, but showing us however the ultimate end in salvation and glory. The songs which are found in the Apocalypse and which serve to illustrate the issue of divine glory which regulates the flux, often disconcerting, of the tide of human events."
The pope then predicts Satan's downfall: "Satan, the original adversary, who accused our brothers in the heavenly court, has now been cast down from heaven and therefore no longer has great power. He knows he has not much time left because history is about to see a radical turning point in freedom from evil and therefore he is reacting full of great fury. "And then the resurrected Christ will rise up, whose blood is the principle of salvation and who received from the Father royal power over the entire universe; in Him are centered salvation, strength and the kingdom of our God. In his victory are associated the Christian martyrs who chose the path of the cross, not yielding to evil and it virulence, but delivering themselves to the Father and uniting themselves to the death of Christ by means of a testimony of donation and courage which brought them to give up life in order to die."
Concluded the pope: "The words of the Apocalypse regarding those who have vanquished Satan and evil through the blood of the Lamb, echo also in the splendid prayer attributed to the Christian martyr Simeon, from Seleucia-Ctesifonte in Persia: 'I will receive life without pain, worry, anguish, persecutor, persecuted, oppressor, oppressed, tyrant or victim, there I will see no threat of king, or terror of prefects, no one will quote me in court or terrorize me and no one will drag me or scare me.'" (Article)
Next Choice? - Arch-conservative Cardinal Ratzinger emerges as a possible
successor to Pope John Paul II – January 2, 2005
Time - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the chief architect of Pope John Paul II's traditionalist moral policy, has long been a bugaboo for liberal Catholics. But they had stopped worrying that the German might one day ascend to St. Peter's throne. His hard-line views and blunt approach had earned him the epithet of panzerkardinal and too many enemies. Well, their worrying may now resume. Sources in Rome tell TIME that Ratzinger has re-emerged as the top papal candidate within the Vatican hierarchy, joining other front runners such as Dionigi Tettamanzi of Milan and Claudio Hummes of Sao Paolo. "The Ratzinger solution is definitely on," said a well-placed Vatican insider.
There are no immediate signs that John Paul's health has taken a turn for the worse, and he has publicly ruled out becoming the first Pope in eight centuries to retire voluntarily. But as his long papacy grows ever longer, some feel the next conclave will seek a shorter-term "transitional" figure. Ratzinger, 77, may fill that bill. His doctrinaire ways have been tempered of late by a deft and more pragmatic approach to issues such as rising Western secularism and Islamic fundamentalism. During the recent U.S. controversy about giving Communion to pro-choice candidates, Ratzinger authored a careful letter to American bishops reasserting the Vatican's antiabortion stance without dragging the Holy See into election-year theatrics. "There was a stigma," said the Vatican official of Ratzinger. "He rises above that now."
Moreover, John Paul's very public health woes may prompt the Cardinals to push his successor to impose a mechanism to avoid another pontificate slowed by illness. Ratzinger, who has sought ways to adapt church governance for modern times, might be willing to agree to an age limit and pass on the job after a few years. (Article)
Koenig’s International News - The Vatican and the Palestinians signed an agreement on February 15, 2000, stating the following:
An equitable solution for the issue of Jerusalem, based on international resolutions, is fundamental for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, and that unilateral decisions and actions altering the specific character and status of Jerusalem are morally and legally unacceptable; Calling, therefore, for a special statute for Jerusalem, internationally guaranteed, which should safeguard the following: (a). Freedom of religion and conscience for all. (b). The equality before the law of the three monotheistic religions and their Institutions and followers in the City. (c). The proper identity and sacred character of the City and its universally significant, religious and cultural heritage. (d). The Holy Places, the freedom of access to them and of worship in them. (e). The Regime of "Status Quo" in those Holy Places where it applies.
The Israelis responded by saying, "Israel expresses its great displeasure with the declaration made today in Rome by the Holy See and the PLO, which includes the issue of Jerusalem, and other issues which are subjects of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on permanent status. The agreement signed by these two parties constitutes a regretful intervention in the talks between Israel and the Palestinians." Furthermore, there is no denying that Israel safeguards freedom of conscience and freedom of worship for all, and provides free access to the holy places of all faiths. Similarly, there is no question that the religious and cultural character of Jerusalem is being preserved, as are the rights of all the religious communities and their institutions in the city. Consequently, Israel flatly rejects the reference to Jerusalem in the aforementioned document. Jerusalem was, is, and shall remain the capital of the State of Israel, and no agreement or declaration by these or any other parties will change this fact. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat visited the Vatican nine times beginning in 1994. (Article)
Proposal for Jerusalem Gains Weight Following Camp David – August 9,
Conclusions of Madeleine Albright's Visit to Rome
VATICAN CITY, AUGUST 9 (ZENIT.org).- On August 1, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited the Vatican and met with Archbishop Jean Louis Tauran, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States. Albright described the meeting as an "exchange of opinions" with the Archbishop, on the state of the peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, particularly as regards the future of Jerusalem. Fr. Ciro Benedettini, Assistant Director of the Vatican Press Office, said that "Mrs. Albright wished to inform the Vatican on the recent Camp David summit, and on the general situation of the peace process in the Middle East." For his part, Archbishop Tauran confirmed the Vatican's well-known position on the necessary conditions for a just and lasting peace in that part of the world, that is: priority of dialogue, respect for international decisions, particularly U.N. resolutions, and the need for a special, internationally guaranteed statute for the holy places of the three monotheist religions."
There is satisfaction and optimism in the Vatican over the results of
the meeting and the fact that the Holy See's position on Jerusalem is
understood better, gaining credit in face of future negotiations.
Archbishop Tauran himself commented on this on Vatican Radio. "The fact
that the U.S. Secretary of State. Mrs. Albright, wanted to come to the Vatican
to hear the Holy See's true position again on the question of Jerusalem's holy
places is, in itself, a recognition of the Popes' and Holy See's interest in
the Holy Land. I think it also implies recognition by the international
community of a moral power, which the Vatican is, working so that political
authorities will assume their own responsibilities, the French Archbishop
said. "During our conversation, Mrs. Albright updated me on details of the
results of the Camp David negotiations, which, as she herself acknowledged,
were not entirely negative. Mrs. Albright wanted to hear the Vatican's opinion again on the question of a special status that will give international
guarantees to the holy places. She wanted a clear understanding of our
position because, as she read in a newspaper, many think that the Vatican is asking for the internationalization of the city of Jerusalem, and this is totally false.
What we request is that the shrines of the three religions may preserve
their unique and sacred character, thanks to international guarantees, in
such a way that in the future none of the parties will be able to claim for
itself exclusive control of these sacred parts of the city. In a word, this is
the objective of the formula that the Vatican is trying to promote and I have
the impression that, following Camp David, this idea is going forward, and our
position is considered a valid solution," Archbishop Tauran concluded. (Article)
Revelation: (Taipei Times) - Pope Pius XII wanted to
obstruct the return of Jewish children after they were entrusted to the church
to save them from Nazi camps, a letter from 1946 shows
THE GUARDIAN , ROME - The Vatican secretly issued instructions to the Catholic church in France not to return Jewish children to their families after World War II, it emerged on Tuesday. The children were entrusted to the church's care to save them from the death camps. But if the parents survived the war and came forward to reclaim their sons or daughters, the children were only to be returned "provided [they] have not received baptism," the Vatican ordered.
The instructions, contained in a letter dated Oct. 20 1946, were sent by the Holy Office, the Vatican department responsible for church discipline, to the future Pope John XXIII, Angelo Roncalli, who at that time was the Holy See's envoy in Paris. The letter was published yesterday by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
The letter ends with the words: "Please note that this decision has been approved by the Holy Father." This may well have been a warning to the then Monsignor Roncalli, who, in his previous job as the pope's nuncio, or ambassador, in Istanbul, was suspected by some in the Vatican of an excessively pro-Jewish outlook.
The letter deals a new and crushing blow to the reputation of the wartime pope, Pius XII. Research for a film released two years ago by the documentary maker Aviva Slesin concluded that fewer than 10 percent of the 1.5 million Jewish children living in Europe in 1939 survived the conflict. In a desperate attempt to save their sons and daughters, many parents made arrangements with Christian couples or left them in orphanages. The Vatican's letter indicates that Pope Pius wanted both to obstruct and minimize the return of those children who had been put in the church's care. "Children who have been baptized may not be entrusted to institutions that are not in a position to guarantee them a Christian upbringing," it said.
The position with regard to unbaptized Jewish children was more complicated. The Vatican's officials ruled that those who had lost their parents ought not to be entrusted to "persons who have no rights over them." Only where the parents had re-emerged to claim their children was it permissible for them to be handed back, and even then only if they had not been christened. The revelation represents a fresh setback for the cause of Pius XII's canonization. The present Pope is known to have wanted to beatify his predecessor as a first step towards declaring him a saint. But the process was halted by a host of articles, books and films questioning Pius XII's failure to speak out publicly against Nazism and, in particular, the Holocaust. His record is still a matter of heated dispute and the controversy surrounding him is unlikely to be resolved until the Vatican opens its wartime archives. (Article)
Hitler 'ordered pope kidnapped' – But leading German general refused to obey order, newspaper says – January 15, 2005
Pius XII: There are plans to make him a saint, but others accuse him of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -- Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler gave one of his generals a direct order to kidnap Pope Pius XII during World War II but the officer did not obey, Italy's leading Roman Catholic newspaper reported.
Avvenire, which is owned by the Italian Conference of Roman Catholic bishops, said new details of the plot had emerged in documents presented to the Vatican in favor of putting the controversial wartime Pontiff on the road to sainthood. Elements of alleged plots to abduct the pope during Germany's occupation of Italy have already emerged in the past from some historians, but Avvenire's full-page report said its details were new.
Avvenire said Hitler feared the pope would be an obstacle to his plans for global domination and because the dictator wanted to eventually abolish Christianity and impose National Socialism as a sort of new global religion. The newspaper said a plot that was code named Operation Rabat had originally been planned for 1943 but was not carried out that year for unspecified reasons. It said that in 1944, shortly before the Germans retreated from Rome, SS General Karl Friedrich Otto Wolff, a senior occupation officer in Italy, had been ordered by Hitler to kidnap the pope. According to the newspaper, Wolff returned to Rome from his meeting with Hitler in Germany and arranged for a secret meeting with the pope. Wolff went to the Vatican in civilian clothes at night with the help of a priest. The newspaper said Wolff told the pope of Hitler's orders and assured him he had no intention of carrying them out himself, but warned the pontiff to be careful "because the situation (in Rome) was confused and full of risks."
Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini had already fallen and set up a German-backed puppet regime in northern Italy. The German occupation of Rome was in its dying days. Allied forces were advancing on the capital, which they liberated on June 5, 1944. As a test of Wolff's good faith, Pope Pius asked for him to free two Italian resistance leaders who had been condemned to death. Wolff arranged for them to be released, the paper said.
Hitler feared the pope would be an obstacle to his plans for world domination
Road to sainthood
Avvenire said the details of the plot are in testimony Wolff gave before he died in Germany to Church officials accumulating evidence to back efforts to have Pius eventually made a saint. But the reports of Hitler's contempt for Pius have contrasted with other versions by historians and authors who have depicted Pius as being pro-German and have accused him of intentionally turning a blind eye to the Holocaust. The Vatican's procedures to put Pius on the road to sainthood have not been slowed or shelved despite concerns from Jews, and they will enter a new phase in March when Vatican historians will begin discussing many volumes of documentation. The Vatican maintains that Pius did not speak out more strongly because he feared it would worsen the fate of Catholics and Jews, and that he worked behind the scenes to save Jews. Pius's pontificate has been one of the trickiest problems in post-war Catholic-Jewish relations. In 1998, there was widespread Jewish discontent with a Vatican document called "We Remember, a Reflection on the Shoah," which effectively absolved Pius of accusations that he facilitated the Holocaust by remaining silent. But the current pontiff, Pope John Paul, has strongly defended Pius and once called him "a great pope." (Article)
Barry Chamish - I thought this would be of interest to you. Nicolas Sarkozy who has taken over this week the leadership of the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), is on his way to head for the Elysee Palace in the 2007 presidential election. His maternal grandfather, Benedict Mallah, a native of Ottoman Salonica immigrated to France in the early 20th century and immediately "became" a Catholic.
According to the book written by the prominent historian Joseph Nehama (1881-1971) Histoire des Israelites de Salonique (part VI., pages 56, 66, 67) the Mallah family originated from the Provence region in France. Haim Joseph Mallah, a rabbi from Salonica, spread out Sabbateanism in Ukraine and Poland. He died in 1720. This rabbi who was a member of the Donmeh in Thessaloniki was of the Karakash (the group the later false messiah Jacob Frank had ties with) subsect of the Sabbatians.
This means that Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy too has family ties
with the Donmeh of Turkey.
Dear Mr. Chamish, I hope that you have not forgotten our earlier conversation regarding the theory I posited to you, that Karol Wojtyla is the leader of the Frankist subsect of the Sabbatians. If the information you've given in this email is correct, It would also explain Wojtyla's utility to the Polish and Soviet Communists during the Cold War, as they often made use of Nazi Collaborators for their own designs. The story of the Sabbatean/Frankist relation to WWII and the Holocaust remains to be written, although your efforts in this regard have done much-at least in my mind. (Article)
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