The Catholic Church rose from the ashes on 26 August 1978, only to descend back to the lower depths 33 days later after then Cardinal Ratzinger (today Pope Benedict retired) and one other Cardinal ordered and arranged for the murder not only of The Most Holy Father John Paul I, but many other senior Church officials inclined toward piety and reconnection with the poor.
The role of the CIA — and the NATO fascist stay behind network — in murdering many of them — is of enduring interest.
I believe that the new Catholic Church summit on pedophilia will fail. The Cardinal from Chicago (the senior US official to the summit) does not appear interested in cleansing the Church or educating the masses.
Were the Church serious, The Most Holy Father Francis would launch a massive global conversation, investigation, and educational campaign with three objectives:
01 Rid the Church of its 10% pedophiles who defile the 90%.
02 Educate the world on the FACT that all other faiths — the Mormon and Christian and of course the Muslim and Jewish faiths, are EQUALLY tainted.
03 Create a massive global campaign to provide safe harbor, voice, and healing for the tens of millions who have been abused, mind-controlled, and trafficked who are still alive, and a globally heard memorial for their larger number now deceased, most buried without ceremony or marking.
Below is a blast from the past.
very once in a while a Pope emerges whose conscience is bothered by the extravagance of his church’s wealth. One such pope was John Paul the First, who once revealed in a public audience in 1978:
“. . . this morning, I flushed my toilet with a solid gold lever edged with diamonds and at this very moment, bishops and cardinals are using a bathroom on the second floor of the papal palace which trappings, I am told, would draw more than fifty million dollars at auction . . . Believe me, one day, we who live in opulence, while so many are dying because they have nothing, will have to answer to Jesus as to why we have not carried out His instruction, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.’ We, the clergy of the Church together with our congregations, who substitute gold and pomp and ceremony in place of Christ’s instruction, who judge our masquerade of singing His praises to be more precious than human life, will have the most to explain.”
“Avoiding the pomp and pageantry that traditionally surrounded the installation of a pontiff, he took his office in a small private setting witnessed by the minimum number of Church prelates required and by his family and close friends, including the housekeeper who had served him so faithfully at Vittorio Veneto. Outside, a huge crowd, which had filled St. Peter’s Square, kept its eyes watchfully on the balcony anxiously awaiting his first blessing as pontiff. But no one appeared; Luciani had chosen not to display himself from the royal balcony as all the others had done before him. Rather, he had chosen to walk among them.
In taking his place as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church with far less ceremony than that which had accompanied his installation as a common bishop twenty years earlier, he had begun to demolish the majestic image of the papacy. He refused to be crowned with the gold and jewel encrusted St. Stephen’s Crown, which had been the focal point of previous coronations. In fact, there was no coronation at all. . . His peers, the cardinals, the crown princes of the Church, felt much of their own regency endangered. Whereas the rank-and-file and the hierarchy of the Church saw in the St. Stephen Crown a symbol of royalty, Luciani saw something much different. He saw in it the right to a good and healthy life for a thousand children who would otherwise starve to death, and that’s exactly what he intended to do with it.
In his first executive action, he ordered a complete review of the Church’s finances, including a tally of all of its worldwide liquid assets. In fact John Paul, who had a background in finance, participated in the internal audit of the Vatican Bank himself. . . About this same time, Luciani invited a number of art dealers to Rome for the purpose of obtaining appraisals of some of the art treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. It is also known that during his short reign he permitted a large real estate firm from Milan to survey the sprawling papal estate at the Castel Gandolfo on the outskirts of Rome. The Castel Gandolfo housed not only the papal summer residence but included four other majestic palaces and gardens that were enjoyed by European cardinals and bishops when vacationing there. Actually it was a luxury resort city in itself. It was quite obvious from the beginning that John Paul intended to make Mother Church heed Christ’s most prolific testimony, ” If thou he perfect, sell all that thou hast and give to the poor. “
Luciani could not bring himself to accept the immense wealth of the Church and that he, himself, as its leader would live in luxury surrounded by priceless art and architecture and jewels and gold and feather pillows, while children in Africa and other parts of the world were literally starving to death. And it anguished him much that it was the Church’s position on birth control that was the reason why they were starving to death.
. . .(Pope John Paul I) ” reduced in half the substantial bonus that Vatican cardinals receive upon the election of a new pope. This seemed to be a forewarning to his eventually reducing the salaries of Vatican cardinals, which at that time was the equivalent of what is a hundred ten thousand pre-tax dollars today; spending money for the cardinals as all of their living expenses were paid for by the Church, most of them living in the lap of luxury. Something that Luciani’s successor John Paul 11 believed in as he raised Vatican cardinal salaries by eighteen percent immediately after his election, which action drew the comment from a leftist cardinal, “It is almost as if it had been part of the deal.
Also, it was well known throughout Europe that upon becoming Patriarch of Venice, Luciani had reduced his living quarters to a small four room apartment in the rear of the fifth floor of the patriarch palace and had converted most of the remaining part of the building to quarters for unwed mothers. There was considerable apprehension among field cardinals that they might end up sharing their sprawling mansions and palaces with the homeless and the poor.”
(from pp. 116-118 of Murder in the Vatican, the non-fiction book about the suspicious deaths of most of the Catholic Church’s high-ranking Liberal leaders in 1978, which led to the elevation of the ultra-Conservative papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.)
If you would like to know how and why Pope John Paul I, perhaps the most Liberal pope in the Roman Catholic Church’s 2000 year history, may have been murdered after his papacy had lasted but 33 days, see