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FTR #775 Ratzinger Leaves the Ship–The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

The star­tling res­ig­na­tion of Pope Bene­dict XVI (nee Joseph Ratzinger) brings to mind a num­ber of con­sid­er­a­tions. Ratzinger was some­thing of a care­taker, charged with sus­tain­ing the Opus-Dei style reac­tion grip­ping the Vat­i­can and keep­ing the lid on poten­tially dam­ag­ing inquiries.. He took office with the Holy See engulfed in scan­dal and inquiry, includ­ing the bur­geon­ing priest molesta­tion inves­ti­ga­tions, renewed inquiries into money laun­der­ing by the Vat­i­can Bank and inquiries con­cern­ing the Vatican’s behav­ior dur­ing and after World War II. Might some of those issues over­whelmed his papacy, forc­ing the first Papal res­ig­na­tion in history?


The Newtown Massacre, Pedophile Priests and the Pope’s Resignation: A Conspiracy Theory Within a Conspiracy Theory

Red Alert: this is one hel­luva con­spir­acy the­ory. In fact, it is–as the title indicates–a con­spir­acy the­ory within a con­spir­acy the­ory. New­town shooter Adam Lanza existed in an envi­ron­ment inhab­ited by pedophile priests, appar­ently enjoy­ing tacit sup­port from the Church hier­ar­chy in the area, some­thing that has been largely eclipsed by other points of debate. Neil Allen has chron­i­cled the pres­ence of ser­ial pedophile priests in the church and Catholic school Lanza attended. IF Adam Lanza was molested by Castaldo and/or oth­ers as Neil Allen has hypoth­e­sized, we won­der if that may have helped to pre­cip­i­tate the res­ig­na­tion of Pope Bene­dict XVI in Feb­ru­ary of 2013. Lanza was appar­ently pre­oc­cu­pied with pedophilia.


Don’t Applaud for Him, Argentina: Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and the Dirty War

Hail­ing from Argentina, the new Pope should not be viewed as a break with the Vatican’s past. Bergoglio appears to have turned lib­eral priests over to the junta, pos­si­bly assist­ing in their ‘inter­ro­ga­tion!” He also helped to obscure the kid­nap­ping of the chil­dren of vic­tims of that mur­der­ous junta dur­ing its “Dirty War.” Key mem­bers of the junta belonged to the P-2 Lodge, which clan­des­tinely ran the Vat­i­can Bank.


“It’s Easier to Develop a Child than to Rehabilitate an Adult”: How Many Child Molestation Investigations Overlap?

How many of the emerg­ing child-molestation scan­dals emerg­ing actu­ally over­lap and what sort of power-political inter­ests have been uti­liz­ing those enmeshed in the affairs for black­mail and polit­i­cal and/or eco­nomic gain? The Opus-Dei linked GOP sen­a­tor Rick San­to­rum was a pro­moter and defender of con­victed child moles­ter Jerry San­dusky. Is there a Vat­i­can link to the Penn State scan­dal? Dis­graced British Car­di­nal Keith O’Brian was close to the late Jimmy Sav­ile, a Vat­i­can knight who was an invet­er­ate pedophile.


Keepin’ On Keepin’ On: Will Ratzinger/Benedict Become the Vatican’s “Holy Ghost” (Spook)?

There are numer­ous indi­ca­tions that “fascist-friendly” insti­tu­tional con­ti­nu­ity will be main­tained at the Vat­i­can. The Pope will have the title of “Emer­i­tus Pope.” This will allow him to wield influ­ence behind the scenes. That should be easy to accom­plish. The Pope will con­tinue to reside Vat­i­can City, retain­ing diplo­matic immu­nity from future pros­e­cu­tion or lit­i­ga­tion. Ratzinger/Benedict’s suc­ces­sor may well be some­one cut from the same fab­ric as he. The tim­ing of the con­clave that will select the next pon­tiff may be moved up.


Vatican Report and the Pope’s Resignation: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”

We’ve posted sev­eral times in con­nec­tion with the res­ig­na­tion of Bene­dict XVI. Media spec­u­la­tion has cen­tered on a report sub­mit­ted to Ratzinger/Benedict detail­ing black­mail of a pow­er­ful “Vel­vet Mafia” of gay prelates inside the Vat­i­can. That scan­dal appears to be over­lap­ping some of the inquiries into the Vat­i­can finances. Appar­ently black­mailed by out­siders over their exten­sive and rel­a­tively vis­i­ble liaisons, the “Vel­vet Mafia” appears to have had deal­ings with the Vat­i­can bank–long a focus of intrigue and covert fas­cist machinations.


Another “Interesting” Maneuver by Ratzinger/Benedict

Pope Benedict’s res­ig­na­tion has gar­nered much spec­u­la­tion as to the rea­son why. Less spec­u­la­tion has been given to some of the appoint­ments that the Pope has made just before leav­ing the Vat­i­can. The Vat­i­can offi­cial rep­re­sent­ing the Holy See to Mon­ey­val (over­see­ing money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism inves­ti­ga­tions for the Coun­cil of Europe) has been trans­ferred to Colom­bia. Might this have any­thing to do with the reputed rela­tion­ship between late Vat­i­can finan­cial adviser Roberto Calvi and Pablo Esco­bar of the Medellin Cartel?


Parting Shot from “Der Panzerkardinal”: Keeping Scandal Hidden (Under the Rock of St. Peter)

The his­tory of the Vat­i­can Bank, the IOR, is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with scan­dal and the his­tory of the Holy See’s involve­ment with fas­cism. The out­go­ing Pope has named a Ger­man mem­ber of the Knights of Malta to head that insti­tu­tion. (The Knights of Malta or SMOM is, basi­cally, the mil­i­tary wing of the Vat­i­can.) Ratzinger/Benedict’s selec­tion is Ernst von Frey­berg, a mem­ber of the board of Blohm & Voss, the Ger­man ship­maker and man­u­fac­turer of war­ships for Hitler and the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Germany.


Ratzinger Leaves the Ship

A care­taker Pope, Bene­dict XVI presided over numer­ous inquiries into Vat­i­can malfea­sance. His res­ig­na­tion raises the ques­tion as to what will fol­low. Steeped in the Vatican’s long-standing rela­tion­ship with fas­cism, the out­go­ing Pope presided over a white­wash of Pius XII’s involve­ment with the Third Reich and a blunt­ing of inquiries into the molesta­tion scan­dals unfold­ing around the world.


Evolution of Vatican Incorporated: Papacy’s Mussolini-funded Real Estate Empire

In exchange for mak­ing Roman Catholi­cism the offi­cial state reli­gion of fas­cist Italy through the Lat­eran Treaty of 1929, Mussolini’s regime gave the Vat­i­can con­trol over assets that were par­layed into a major finan­cial empire. A recent story in the “Guardian” (UK) high­lights the extent to which the Vat­i­can has cob­bled together a major inter­na­tional real estate empire, built on the foun­da­tion solid­i­fied by the Lat­eran Treaty of 1929. We should never lose sight of the ongo­ing rela­tion­ship between “Vat­i­can Incor­po­rated” and the Under­ground Reich.


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