A disturbing Federal Security Services (FSB) report on the warning letter delivered to Chinese State Authorities this past November by Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the Archbishop of Palermo, stating that Pope Benedict XVI [photo top left] would be assassinated during this year is, indeed, a “valid threat.”
According to this FSB report, the current turmoil in the Roman Catholic Church is “unprecedented” in modern times and has been further described by Robert Mickens, the 20-year Vatican correspondent for the British Catholic weekly journal The Tablet, as “It’s now complete war inside the Vatican, things are falling apart.”
The forces engaged in this “war,” this FSB report continues, constitutes nothing less than a coup against the current Pope who tomorrow will preside over the ceremony known as a consistory when will admit more prelates into the College of Cardinals who will elect the next leader of the Church.
Over the past two months, in a scandal coined by the Italian press as “Vatileaks,” competing factions within the Church vying for power have launched attacks against each other by releasing highly secret documents detailing corruption and financial crimes at the highest levels, with no clear indication of who is winning.
An editorial yesterday in the L’Osservatore Romano, the “semi-official” newspaper of the Holy See, said the leakers of these documents were warned that the Pope is a man who “is not stopped by wolves,” but with his health said to be in serious decline how much power he is actually asserting, the FSB says, is really not known.
To the Vatican hierarchy assassinating their current Pope it is most certainly not unheard of with the most recent victim being Pope John Paul I (1912-1978) who during the night of 28 to 29 September 1978 was said to have been poisoned after his taking office barely the month before over fears he was about to unmask the Church’s darkest secrets.
The Vatican has reportedly opened an investigation into the claims.
The report was written in German, apparently to limit the number of people within the Vatican who would understand it if it was inadvertently leaked.
It warns of a “Mordkomplott” – death plot – against Benedict.
The story was broken on Friday by an Italian daily, Il Fatto Quotidiano, with the headline “Plot against the Pope – he will die within 12 months”.
The newspaper, which has a reputation for scoops, published a page from the confidential report.
“During his talks in China, Cardinal Romeo predicted the death of Benedict XVI within 12 months. His remarks were expressed with such certainty and resolution that the people he was speaking to thought, with a sense of alarm, that an attack on the Pope’s life was being planned,” the paper reported.
“Cardinal Romeo could never have imagined that the indiscreet remarks he made on the trip to China would be communicated back to the Vatican by third parties.”
Asked about the reported comments on Friday, however, Romeo said that the words attributed to him were “absolutely without basis.”
“It is so outside of reality that it should not be given any consideration,” Romeo was quoted by Italian news agency ANSA as saying.
The Vatican’s spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said the report was “so incredible that we cannot comment on it”.
“It seems to me something that is so far from reality that I don’t even want to address it,” Father Lombardi said. “It seems an incredible story and I don’t want to comment.”
He did not deny the existence of the document to AFP, but added that it was “devoid of reality”.
Cardinal Romeo also named Benedict’s XVI likely successor as Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan – meaning the papacy would return to an Italian after the German Benedict and his Polish predecessor, John Paul II.
He allegedly told his contacts in China that Pope Benedict could not stand Tarcisio Bertone, his Secretary of State and the Vatican’s second most senior figure, amid reports of bitter power struggles going on within the Holy See.
Experts said the release of the document could be part of a power struggle within the Vatican administration to try and force Bertone to leave.
Cardinal Romeo said Benedict viewed Cardinal Scola as his ideal successor because they had similar personalities and theological outlooks.
Cardinal Scola was previously the Patriarch of Venice, but was promoted to the archbishopric of Milan by Benedict in June last year.
The most recent attempt on a pope’s life was in 1981 when John Paul II was shot and critically wounded in St Peter’s Square by Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman with links to a shadowy militant group called the Grey Wolves.
It has been claimed that the assassination attempt was backed by the KGB and Bulgarian secret service, in retaliation for the pope’s support for the pro-democracy Solidarity movement in his native Poland and his opposition to Communism.#Link
Important to note is that in our 21 October 2009 report Vatican Sends “Shockwave” Around World As NASA Scientist Warns Israel “End Is Near” the warning was issued that the former Hitler Youth member, and current Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI had ordered the Vatican to create a “church within a church” in order to destroy the last remaining obstacle to the planned fascist takeover of the European Continent, The Church of England, which had broken Rome’s hold over the British people 450 years ago during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Equally important to note, and as we had noted in our 18 January 2012 report Kissinger vows to China: “Jeb Bush Will Be Next President”, the “master plan” to install as the next US President the Catholic convert heir-apparent of the Bush-Clinton dynasty John Ellis “Jeb” Bush [photo with Pope Benedict XVI 3rd left] was boosted this past week when Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union and top Republican official, said he could be put forth as a “possible nominee” in what is called a brokered convention.
The importance of having Jeb Bush as the next American President, this FSB report says, would be his joining with his fellow Catholic convert Tony Blair, who as the former Prime Minister of Britain, and head of The Church of England, and rumored to be the next President of the European Union, “paved the way” for the Church’s plan to reassert itself as the main controlling power of the Western world.
The “gave danger” to having the Catholic Church control both the United States and the European Union, this report continues, is its plan for a “One World Government” Pope Benedict XVI called for this past October (2011) and as we can, in part, read:
“In the same spirit of Pacem in Terris, Benedict XVI himself expressed the need to create a world political authority. This seems obvious if we consider the fact that the agenda of questions to be dealt with globally is becoming ever longer.
Think, for example, of peace and security; disarmament and arms control; promotion and protection of fundamental human rights; management of the economy and development policies; management of the migratory flows and food security, and protection of the environment.
In all these areas, the growing interdependence between States and regions of the world becomes more and more obvious as well as the need for answers that are not just sectorial and isolated, but systematic and integrated, rich in solidarity and subsidiarity and geared to the universal common good.”
As Russia braces for a showdown with the West over an expected US-Israeli-EU attack upon Iran that General Nikolai Makarov, head of the Russian General Staff, warns is “not far off,” the Kremlin further warned the US and NATO it would use nuclear weapons once war starts adding an additional warning to Obama that if he placed American warships in northern waters, or the Black Sea, Russian forces would respond.
To Prime Minister Putin’s protecting the Motherland from the “insanity” of the West, not to mention the wars they have begun against all who oppose their tyrannical communistic rule, and the coming onslaught from the Catholic Church-led “crusade” by the US and EU against all of Islam, he was praised today by Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who stated that Putin’s 12-year rule in Russia was a “miracle of God.”
Russia’s top Rabbi, Berel Lazar, further thanked Putin “for everything you have done for the Jews,” and said of the protesters trumpeted by the Western propaganda media against Russia, “the fact the [demonstrations] took place on Saturday suggest that it was not a Jewish event.”
Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s permanent envoy to the EU, further slammed the West’s hypocrisy against Russia by stating: “For some reason, the European Parliament has not responded to the clearly disproportionate use of force in the United States in the dispersal of protests in 110 cities, where more than 6,000 people were detained.”
To the final outcome of all of these events, and the more dire ones to come, the answers to what will happen were written about long ago, and none, perhaps, more relevant than the prophecy’s of Ireland’s Saint Malachy (1094-1148), the Archbishop of Armagh, who named every single Pope from his lifetime to the present and said about the one to follow Pope Benedict XVI, who he said would be called Petrus Romanus: #Link