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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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