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ITCCS – “Vatican Secretary of State Set to Resign: Insider”

Vatican Secretary of State Set to Resign: Insider
Posted on June 04, 2013 by itccs
A source within the Vatican announced today that Tarcisio Bertone, the most powerful
official in the Roman Curia and one of five Cardinals convicted by a Common Law
Court of Justice last February, has prepared his letter of resignation.

Cardinal Bertone has been the effective “king maker” at the papacy for many years,
and helped force Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, from office on February 11 just
days after an arrest warrant was to be issued against Ratzinger.
According to the Vatican insider,

“Bertone knows that if he’s arrested while in office, all of the Vatican archives
and his records are subject to seizure, and they can never let that happen. Once
he’s resigned, he can do like Ratzinger and claim immunity from prosecution as a
‘private citizen’, something the Lateran Treaty allows. These guys understand the
power of the common law court arrest warrant, even if others don’t.”

Bertone’s resignation also coincides with the recent formation of a new Italian
movement to expose child torture and trafficking within the Vatican, announced by
the ITCCS and Rete L’Abuso in Savona, Italy on May 23.

This campaign will commence on September 20 in Rome with civil disobedience actions
and church occupations, and demands to the Italian government to revoke the Lateran
Treaty with the Vatican. (see itccs.org, May 24 posting).

ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett is in Europe investigating this latest development.
Further communiques on the impending Bertone resignation and the September 20
campaign will be forthcoming.

ITCCS Central Office Brussels
http://itccs.org/2013/06/04/vatican-secretary-of-state-set-to-resign-insider/

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Bill Maher Slams Pope Francis And The Media’s Fascination With Him (VIDEO)

 

Bill Maher spent a second week ending “Real Time” by slamming Pope Francis, this time focusing on the media’s fascination with the new pope.

“I have just about had it with the press squealing in delight with everything the new pope does,” Maher said. “He’s a 76-year-old executive who just got a promotion. You act like he’s a baby who just made a boom-boom.”

“There are over a billion Catholics — just on the back of my gardener’s truck,” Maher said, to some applause and even a few boos. “So I get it that this is a legitimate news story. But can we at least stop saying that the job of pope is so hard?”

He even compared the Church to his own show.

“The Catholic Church has basically always done what we do here at ‘Real Time.’ It’s a bunch of guys sitting around making up new rules.”

Maher, who was raised Catholic and is now an outspoken voice against religion, is unlikely to stop his criticism of the pope or the Catholic Church anytime soon. Check out the clip above to see his rant against the new pope.

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/23/bill-maher-slams-pope-francis-media_n_2940467.html

Special report: The damning documents that show new Pope DID betray tortured priests to the junta

  • Priest said Pope spread rumours and made him target of death squads
  • Claimed Pope also told regime he collaborated with guerrillas
  • Report says priests seized by 200 armed troops, drugged, tortured and held for fives months then dumped half naked in a field
  • Pope Francis denies claims he was in league with the generals

By Sharon Churcher and Tom Worden
PUBLISHED: 18:56 EST, 16 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:59 EST, 17 March 2013

Damning evidence that Pope Francis may have betrayed two priests who were kidnapped and  tortured by Argentina’s brutal military junta can be revealed today.

The Mail on Sunday has seen documents which appear to show the new Pope secretly collaborated with the country’s dictatorship when he was head of the Jesuits there –  using his real name Jorge Bergoglio – during the Dirty War that started in the Seventies.

One of the documents is a 27-page report by Orlando Yorio, one of  the kidnapped priests, in which  he accuses the current pontiff of secretly spreading dangerous rumours about him and a colleague  while personally promising them support and protection.

Rise to the top: Pope Francis gives journalists a thumbs-up at the Vatican yesterday

Rise to the top: Pope Francis gives journalists a thumbs-up at the Vatican yesterday


A second document is a confidential government memo written in 1979 which appears to reveal Bergoglio informed junta officials that Father Yorio and Father Francisco Jalics were suspected of collaborating with guerrillas and that Jalics was accused of encouraging dissent among a congregation of nuns.

Bergoglio, 76, who was chosen as the new Pope on Wednesday, has been accused of effectively handing the priests over to the regime’s death squads by failing to quash rumours they were dissidents.

Pope Francis strongly denies claims he was in league with the generals who kidnapped and murdered thousands of Argentines, including pregnant women, during their seven-year rule. But the documents unearthed in Buenos Aires suggest he was complicit with the regime both before and after the two priests were seized in 1976.

Yorio wrote his 27-page formal report to the Jesuit hierarchy in Rome in November 1977, a year after he was released from a military prison, addressing it to Father Moura, the chaplain to the Society of Jesus in Rome.

It gives a chilling first-hand account of how the priests were seized by 200 armed troops, drugged, tortured and held for five months then dumped half-naked in a field.

And it describes how Yorio and Jalics became convinced Bergoglio had betrayed them, ignoring their desperate pleas to protect them from the military.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294580/Special-report-The-damning-documents-new-Pope-DID-betray-tortured-priests-junta.html#ixzz2NpNnqKIH

ITCCS: The First Jesuit Pope & Dirty War Criminal

Accused Criminal becomes first Jesuit Pope – Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, tainted with Dirty War allegations, new Pontiff of Rome

Posted on March 13, 2013 by itccs 
 

A suspected criminal has been rapidly elected as the new Pontiff of the Church of Rome in a record two day conclave, being the first Jesuit in history to head the papacy.

Former Cardinal and Pope-elect “Francis I”, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is accused of helping kidnap opponents of Argentina’s military junta during the 1970’s “Dirty War”, and of baby trafficking, by lawyers and members of the Plaza de Mayo human rights group. (Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2005, “Argentine Cardinal Named in Kidnapping Lawsuit”.

Besides his personal alleged criminality, Bergoglio – as a Jesuit – represents the group most responsible for the centuries-old Crimes against Humanity and Genocide for which the Jesuit Superior General was found guilty on February 25, along with Joseph Ratzinger and other Vatican officials.

The Jesuit Order established the murderous Indian residential school system in North America during the mid 19th century, and has led the destruction and killing of millions of non-Catholics around the world since its inception in the mid 16th century.

Under a secret oath administered to every member, the Jesuits are authorized and encouraged to kill, torture or overthrow any opponent of the Vatican and the Pope.

These facts, the Argentine allegations, and his complicity in the global conspiracy against children enunciated in the canon law Crimen Sollicitationas, makes the new Pope particularly liable for immediate arrest and sentencing under international law and the Common Law Court verdict of February 25, 2013.

The ITCCS understands that Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election was a quick and uncontested arrangement, as evident in its rapidity: in less than two days, a record for papal elections.
Bergoglio’s election makes the guilt of the Vatican and its highest officials for Crimes against Humanity all that more severe. The new Pope, as the head fiduciary officer of the Vatican, Inc., assumes that guilt and liability.

Bergoglio is therefore subject to immediate arrest under the terms of the Common Law Court ORDER of March 5, 2013, issued by the International Common Law Court of Justice under the authority of jus gentium, the Law of Nations, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Accordingly, an application has been made by our Tribunal to these courts for an International Citizens Arrest Warrant, to be issued against the new Roman Pontiff, Jorge Mario Bergoglio – Pope Francis I, for Crimes against Humanity and involvement in a global criminal conspiracy based in Rome.

The ITCCS will soon be issuing more background evidence on the genocidal purpose and actions of the Jesuit Order in relation to the ongoing crimes we have documented; and of the evidence of Bergoglio’s suspected crimes in Argentina.

Issued 13 March, 2013
ITCCS Central, Brussels

http://itccs.org/2013/03/13/accused-criminal-becomes-first-jesuit-pope-cardinal-jorge-mario-bergoglio-tainted-with-dirty-war-allegations-new-pontiff-of-rome/

Catholic Officials Break Into a Sweat Over News That Priests Share €23m Building With Huge Gay Sauna

 

Catholic Officials Break Into a Sweat Over News That Priests Share €23m Building With Huge Gay Sauna
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Date: Tuesday, 12-Mar-2013 16:34:33
 
 

A day ahead of the papal conclave, faces at the scandal-struck Vatican were even redder than usual after it emerged that the Holy See had purchased a €23 million (£21 million) share of a Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna.
The senior Vatican figure sweating the most due to the unlikely proximity of the gay Europa Multiclub is probably Cardinal Ivan Dias, the head of the Congregation for Evangelisation of Peoples, who is due to participate in tomorrow’s election at the Sistine Chapel.
This 76-year-old “prince of the church” enjoys a 12-room apartment on the first-floor of the imposing palazzo, at 2 Via Carducci, just yards from the ground floor entrance to the steamy flesh pot. There are 18 other Vatican apartments in the block, many of which house priests.
The Holy See is still reeling from allegations that the previous pontiff, Benedict XVI, had quit in reaction to the presence of a gay cabal in the curia.
And with disgraced Scottish cardinal Keith O’Brien lending new weight to charges of hypocrisy against the Church’s stance on homosexuality, La Repubblica newspaper noted that the presence of “Italy’s best known gay sauna in the premises is an embarrassment”.
Cardinal Dias, who is seen as a social conservative even by the current standards of the church hierarchy, is no doubt horrified to learn of the activities taking place a floor below.
It is not known, however, if the former archbishop of Bombay has popped downstairs to give spitiual guidances to the clients of the Europa Multiclub, given his belief that gays and lesbians can be cured of their “unnatural tendencies” through the “sacrement of penance”.

The sauna’s website promotes one of its special “bear nights”, with a video in which a rotund, hairy man strips down before changing into a priest’s outfit. It says Bruno, “a hairy, overweight pastor of souls, is free to the music of his clergyman, remaining in a thong, because he wants to expose body and soul”.
There was further embarrassment for the Holy See when the press observed that thanks to generous tax breaks it received from the last Berlusconi government, the church will have avoided hefty payments to the Italian state. The properties are recognised as part of the Holy City.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Emeritus Benedict’s widely disliked right-hand man, who held the Vatican’s purse strings during the last pontificate, was said to have been the brains behind the purchase of 2 Via Carduccio in 2008.
Readers on Italian gay websites were quick to make jokes at the cardinals’ expense. One on the Gay.it site quipped: “’Oops, I took the wrong door, I thought it was the chapel.’…If you can’t go to the gay sauna for fear of being seen what do you do if you have millions of Euros stolen from Italians? You buy the apartment block with the sauna inside.”

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=271557

Papal conclave: anti-mafia police raid offices in diocese of frontrunner Angelo Scola

Cardinals urged to overcome divisions at special mass shortly after detectives mount dawn raids in diocese of Angelo Scola

The dean of the college of cardinals, Angelo Sodano

The dean of the college of cardinals, Angelo Sodano, leads a grand mass in St Peter’s Basilica. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

 

Roman Catholic cardinals have been urged to overcome divisions at a special mass ahead of the papal conclave, just hours after anti-mafia investigators carried out a string of raids in the diocese of the leading candidate.

 

In a homily before thousands of pilgrims and the most senior figures in the church, Angelo Sodano, the dean of the college of cardinals, made a last-ditch attempt to banish infighting, as he extolled the virtues of unity amid diversity.

But even as preparations for the mass were being made, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan – and reportedly the hot favourite to be the next pope – suffered a blow.

 

Anti-mafia detectives swooped on homes, offices, clinics and hospitals in Lombardy, the region around Milan, and elsewhere. A statement said the dawn raids were part of an investigation into “corruption linked to tenders by, and supplies to, hospitals”.

 

Healthcare in Lombardy is the principal responsibility of the regional administration, which for the past 18 years has been run by Roberto Formigoni, a childhood friend of Scola and the leading political representative of the Communion and Liberation fellowship. Until recently, Scola was seen as the conservative group’s most distinguished ecclesiastical spokesman.

 

But he has progressively loosened his ties to Communion and Liberation, and in early 2012 publicly rebuked the movement after its leader was found to have written to Pope Benedict, implicitly criticising the cardinal’s liberal predecessors in the Milan archdiocese.

 

The regional administration headed by Formigoni – a member of Silvio Berlusconi’s party – collapsed last October amid a welter of accusations regarding alleged corruption and misconduct. The final blow came when one of his regional ministers was arrested, accused of buying votes from the ‘Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia.

 

Formigoni himself is a formal suspect in an investigation into corruption and conspiracy. He denies the accusations.

 

Among those arrested on Tuesday was Massimo Guarischi, who in 2009 was given a five-year jail sentence after being convicted of conspiracy and auction-rigging. Guarischi is said to have organised expensive holidays for Formigoni that are central to the investigation into the former governor’s affairs.

 

Scola, who has headed the Milan archdiocese since 2011, is regarded as the champion of a largely non-Italian faction that is challenging the entrenched power of the Vatican cardinals. He was close to the last pope, whose household was run by women members of Communion and Liberation.

He entered the conclave as favourite after the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported that his supporters were confident he had the support of up to 50 of the 115 cardinal-electors.

 

But Scola’s candidacy has been overshadowed by his past links to amovement that has been linked with pervasive sleaze in Lombardy. By the time Formigoni dissolved the regional assembly last year, 13 members of the governing majority were under investigation, suspected of offences ranging from taking bribes to incitement to violence.

 

Formigoni belongs to the Memores Domini, a core group of Communion and Liberation members pledged to live by the values of fraternal love, obedience and poverty.

 

At the pre-conclave mass in St Peter’s basilica in Rome, Sodano called on the faithful and electors to overcome divisions and unite behind the next pope.

 

“Each of us is … called to co-operate with the successor of Peter, the visible foundation of such an ecclesial unity,” he said, quoting St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

 

The basilica erupted in applause when Sodano, who is 85 and therefore not eligible to vote in the conclave, paid tribute to the “brilliant” leadership of Benedict XVI.

 

“At the same time today, we implore the Lord, that through the pastoral solicitude of the cardinal fathers, he may soon grant another good shepherd to his holy church,” he said.

 

In his homily, Sodano, who is seen as representing the “old guard” of the Vatican, stressed the pastoral and charitable role of the papacy, amid warnings from many that Benedict’s successor should primarily be a good manager capable of reforming the troubled Roman curia.

Transparency vs. Money Laundering: Catholic Church Fears Growing Vatican Bank Scandal

Let’s not forget….
 
 
Transparency vs. Money Laundering: Catholic Church Fears Growing Vatican Bank Scandal
By Andreas Wassermann and Peter Wensierski | July 02, 2012 – 05:27 PM
[Part 1] Catholic Church Fears Growing Vatican Bank Scandal
A new scandal threatens to engulf the Catholic Church and this time the focus is money. Senior Vatican officials are battling over the future of the Vatican bank. While some would like total transparency, dubious transactions from the past and present could harm the Church’s image.
 
 Photo Gallery: Vatican Bank Suspected of Shady Dealings
 

The Vatican scandal over shady bank accounts and millions in suspect transfers began shortly before sunrise on June 5 on Via Giuseppe Verdi, a picturesque street in the old part of Piacenza, a town in northeastern Italy. An elderly gentleman in a tailor-made suit had just left his house with a leather briefcase dangling from his right hand. He was on his way to his car.

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It was to be an important day for Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, who had recently been fired as the head of the Vatican bank — even if it turned out differently than he’d expected. Tedeschi was planning to go to the Vatican on that morning, but he never got there. The 67-year-old banker missed the high-speed train to Rome, meaning he couldn’t, as he had planned, get into a taxi at the Italian capital’s central station for the short journey across the Tiber River to the Vatican. There, he had hoped to take the documents out of his briefcase and hand them over to a confidant of the pope.
Instead, Gotti Tedeschi found four men waiting for him in the street — not a hit squad as he feared at first, but investigators with the Carabinieri, Italy’s national military police force. Even before he reached his car, they presented him with a search warrant and escorted him back to his house. For several hours, they searched through his sparsely furnished, cloister-like home office. At the same time, other officers were searching through Gotti Tedeschi’s office in Milan. Among the objects they confiscated were two computers, two cabinets’ full of binders, a planner and his briefcase.
The investigators were pleased. While they made but little headway in their corruption investigation involving a client of a company Gotti Tedeschi had once headed, an Italian subsidiary of the Spanish banking giant Santander, they stumbled upon something else in there search which proved to be spectacular.
The documents confiscated from Gotti Tadeschi, a former confidant of the pope, provided Italian law-enforcement officials insight into the innermost workings of the Vatican bank. The secret dossier includes references to anonymous numbered accounts and questionable transactions as well as written and electronic communications reportedly showing how Church banking officials circumvented European regulations aimed at combating money-laundering.
A Possible Motive
The drama unfolding in the Vatican is now heading toward a climax. First, it was “il corvo,” the raven, whose revelations about life in the court of the embattled and exhausted Pope Benedict XVI caused months of unease. Then came the arrest of Paolo Gabriele, the pope’s butler, whom the Vatican has fingered as the source of td that the situation had reached “a point of imminent danger.”
The next act in the drama is set for Wednesday. Money-laundering experts from the Council of Europe will present a preliminary rparently tasked the financial executive with making the Vatican bank more transparent. But by approaching his task with perhaps an excess of zeal Gotti Tedeschi upset powerful forces within the Roman Curia, the Vatican’s administrative and judicial apparatus. Several high-ranking officials within the Curia viewed the bank, officially known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), as something akin to a trust company for clandestine monetary transactions that is not only used by the Church, but allegedly also by the mafia as well as corrupt politicians and companies. In one of the seized Gotti Tedeschi memos, he wrote: “I’ve seen things in the Vatican that scare me.”
It is a clear turning, one which transforms the so-called “Vatileaks” affair into a financial scandal that could seriously damage the reputation of the Holy See. Internal correspondence dated May 22 from a member of the bank’s supervisory board to the Vatican’s Secretariat of State notes that the Vatican bank is presently “in an extremely fragile and precarious position” and that the situation had reached “a point of imminent danger.”
The next act in the drama is set for Wednesday. Money-laundering experts from the Council of Europe will present a preliminary report on the Vatican in Strasbourg. It currently looks as though they will indicate serious misgivings about whether the IOR has taking sufficient precautions against money-laundering.
Their worries are corroborated by the work of Italian authorities. In questioning sessions sometimes lasting several hours, Gotti Tedeschi told public prosecutors whom he trusted in the Vatican, other than Pope Benedict XVI, and whom he didn’t. The banker reportedly fingered Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone as the ringleader of his “enemies,” accusing him of doing everything possible to keep the Curia’s accounts hidden from Italian authorities. The Vatican has been trying to make its bank eligible for inclusion ozed during the search of Gotti Tedeschi’s home should not be in the hands of Italian investigators.
The fears of the pope and the Curia are well-founded. In the past, every time Italian prosecutors have stepped in and confidential documents have found their way to light, the secretive ways of the Vatican bank have always ended up damaging the Church’s prestige. For more than 40 years, the IOR, founded in 1942, has been regularly embroiled in scandals, including bribery money for political parties, mafia money-laundering and, repeatedly, anodiscuss details of the interrogations and the content of the documents seized from his client. Nevertheless, he stresses that the documents contain “useful facts” that would indicate that there were no legitimate grounds for sacking Gotti Tedeschi as head of the bank.
The Vatican leadership is alarmed. Archbishops and cardinals are far from thrilled that Italian officials are now rummaging around in their secret affairs. Papal spokesman Federico Lombardi has openly threatened Italy’s law-enforcement apparatus and urged it to kindly respect “the sovereign rights of the Holy See.” In other words, he believes that all those documents including confidential details about the Vatican bank that were seized during the search of Gotti Tedeschi’s home should not be in the hands of Italian investigators.
The fears of the pope and the Curia are well-founded. In the past, every time Italian prosecutors have stepped in and confidential documents have found their way to light, the secretive ways of the Vatican bank have always ended up damaging the Church’s prestige. For more than 40 years, the IOR, founded in 1942, has been regularly embroiled in scandals, including bribery money for political parties, mafia money-laundering and, repeatedly, anonymous accounts.
Many who have become ensnarled in illegal business dealings with the Vatican bank have been forced to pay with their lives, while others have spent years behind bars. Despite all of its sacred and solemn promises, the Vatican has succeeded in keeping the pope’s bank a haven for money-launderers. An: Arial, sans-serif;”>Whereas Benedict XVI and his predecessors have preached humility and ethical financial dealings from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, his confidants working directly beneath the papal windows have continued to pursue shady financial transactions.
The Vatican has yet to divulge the business practices its bank has been using for decades. “There is fear that, owing to the transparency necessary today, one will find something in the past that one doesn’t want to,” says Marco Politi, a Rome-based Vatican expert.
Such things could include a complex system of ghost accounts and shell companies like the bank had when Archbishop Paul Casimir Marcinkus was its head in the 1980s. At the time, the bank did business involving foreign currency and weapons with the Milanese banker Robert Calvi and the mafia financier Michele Sidonaurch; 2010 earnings from the bank were €55 million. Such revenues help make up for a decline in donations from members of his global congregation.
[Part 2] The Shady Past of the Vatican Bank
Whereas Benedict XVI and his predecessors have preached humility and ethical financial dealings from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, his confidants working directly beneath the papal windows have continued to pursue shady financial transactions.
The Vatican has yet to divulge the business practices its bank has been using for decades. “There is fear that, owing to the transparency necessary today, one will find something in the past that one doesn’t want to,” says Marco Politi, a Rome-based Vatican expert.
Such things could include a complex system of ghost accounts and shell companies like the bank had when Archbishop Paul Casimir Marcinkus was its head in the 1980s. At the time, the bank did business involving foreign currency and weapons with the Milanese banker Robert Calvi and the mafia financier Michele Sidona — and helped launder illegal proceeds the mafia earned from drug-trafficking as well as bribes paid to Christian-conservative Italian politicians.
In the end, Calvi was found dangling beneath London’s Blackfriars Bridge and his private secretary fell to her death from the window of his Banco Ambrosiano. Four years later, in 1986, Sidona would die in prison after drinking a morning espresso laced with cyanide.
Under Monsignor Angelo Caloia, Marcinkus’ successor as head of the bank, the Vatican consistently expanded its money-laundering activities. While he was in charge, there were secret accounts such as that for Giulio Andreotti, the controversial former Italian prime minister. On an almost weekly basis, Caloia would bring suitcases into the Vatican full of donations from Italian companies in the form of cash and securities. There, the origin of the money would be obscured using accounts such as the one with the number 001-3-14772-C owned by the nonexistent “Cardinal Spellman Foundation.” Likewise, relief organizations were founded with nice-sounding names masking the identity of their true beneficiaries.
It wasn’t until about three years ago, when evidence of such dealings came to light, that Pope Benedict XVI ousted Caloia. What prompted his change of heart were the more than 4,000 documents that Vatican financial expert Renato Dardozzi had assembled and hidden before his death in 2003. In his will, Dardozzi had written: “These documents should be published so that everyone can learn what has happened here.”
Eliminating the Traces
It became Gotti Tedeschi’s job to clean things up. As a married layman who didn’t belong to the clique of curial cardinals, he was well-qualified for the task.
Still, as a Catholic bound by a sense of loyalty to the pope, Gotti Tedeschi found the new job challenging. Owing to the shady dealings in the past, the IOR enjoyed a reputation in the global financial word as being about aan with the number 1365, a so-called “sweep facility account,” which was automatically zeroed out at the end of each day. The Vatican bank confirmed the existence of this account late last week, though it said it was primarily used for handling securities transactions.
Through last year, this financial set-up was allegedly used to process more than a billion euros for the Vatican bank. Italian investigators suspect that it was also used to launder funds from dubious sources.
The transfers via JP Morgan would likely have remained unnoticed if the IOR hadn’t involved another Italian bank two years earlier in two cases. The attention of Italian financial regulators had been attracted by curious transactions the Vatican bank had made via Credito Artigiano. In 2010, a total of €23 million had been transferred from several accountsr as president of the IOR, the bank set up an account with the Milan-based branch of the American bank JPMorgan Chase. From that point on, millions started flowing on an almost daily basis from JPMorgan’s Milan office to the one in Frankfurt, where the IOR also had a JPMorgan account.
Distressing Financial Storm
Before the transactions could be completed, federal prosecutors in Rome had the funds frozen. Then they launched investigations against Gotti Tedeschi and Paolo Cipriani, the IOR’s general director, on suspicion of having violated anti-money-laundering regulations. Alarmed by the Italian investigations, JPMorgan executives started asking Vatican officials where the money that had been regularly flowing through the Milan account was actually coming from. But they didn’t get any satisfactory answers. As a result, the bank then gave the IOR an internal classification as a high-risk client and started monitoring its transactions for clues that might point to money-laundering.
The probes of the prosecutors in Rome and the distrust of the bankers in Frankfurt forced the Vatican to act — more, one is te at that bank, but without listing the account holders or purposes of the transfers. Of that, €20 million was reportedly supposed to make its way to the Vatican’s JPMorgan account in Frankfurt, while the remaining €3 million was destined for an account at another bank in Rome.
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With these emergency measures, the Vatican succeeded in getting Italian officials to release the €23 million in frozen IOR funds. But the calm it had hoped they would bring to the distressing financial storm did not materialize.
Indeed, fresh aggravation threatens to come from several quarters soon. On the one hand, there are the money-laundering experts of the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe who the Vatican had to allow in to evaluate its bank. This week’s vote by these experts will influence whether the Vatican will one day number among the states on the EU’s “white list.” The experts from the Council’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) already set up camp in the Vatican for several days in 2011. There, they questioned cardinals, bishops and IOR executives on 16 points. They will only give thmpted to believe, out of panic than regret. At the end of 2010, Benedict issued a decree obliging the Vatican bank to abide by EU anti-money-laundering norms. He also established a supervisory authority for the Vatican, the Financial Information Authority, and named as its head Cardinal Attilio Nicora, who had served as the papal asset manager for many years.

‘Remaining a Tax Haven’
The pope’s bankers faced another bitter setback early this year when JPMorgen closed the IOR’s transfer account in Milan. In explaining its decision, the American bank wrote to Rome in mid-February that strict anti-money-laundering regulations no longer permit “additional deposits or withdrawals via account No. 1365.”
Meanwhile, the situation back at IOR headquarters was becoming increasingly unchristian. While Gotti Tedeschi lost support from above, Cardinal Secretary of State Bertone took care to see that Benedict’s decree was watered down. In the ne pope’s bank a clean bill of health if all of those points are answered positively.
On top of that, federal prosecutors in Rome are moving forward with their investigations. Last October, they asked their German counterparts for assistance in obtaining documents related to the IOR account at the JPMorgan branch in Frankfurt. The move failed in November, however, when a judge in Frankfurt refused to issue a seizure order due to a “lack of evidence.”
‘Remaining a Tax Haven’
The pope’s bankers faced another bitter setback early this year when JPMorgen closed the IOR’s transfer account in Milan. In explaining its decision, the American bank wrote to Rome in mid-February thaty requirements.” It then goes on to say that there is a “concrete risk of a rating downgrade and, thereby, of a significant loss in the prestige of the Holy See.”
The new panel charged with supervising the Vatican bank began operations in May. In impassioned letters to Cardinal Secretary of State Bertone, two of its members — the former banker Ronaldoew version, it says that monitoring of the Vatican bank is only permissible with the consent of Bertone himself. Cardinal Nicora, the man originally assigned to become the Vatican’s new financial watchdog, was not pleased. In a letter to Bertone written soon after the change, Nicora complained that, with it, “we are taking a step back and remaining a tax haven.”
A confidential memo leaked to the Roman daily Il Fatto Quotidiano makes clear just how dramatic and divisive things have gotten in the Vatican’s top echelon. Although the document is undated and bears no indication of who wrote it, the newspaper claims it comes from “the very top,” perhaps among those close to Georg Gänswein, the pope’s private secretary and extremely close confidant. In the document, the anonymous author describes the Vatican bank’s current business practices as “inconsistent with the transparency requirements.” It then goes on to say that there is a “concrete risk of a rating downgrade and, thereby, of a significant loss in the prestige of the Holy See.”
The new panel charged with supervising the Vatican bank began operations in May. In impassioned letters to Cardinal Secretary of State Bertone, two of its members — the former banker Ronaldo Schmitz, a German, and his American colleague Carl Anderson — expressed their lack of faith in Gotti Tedeschi. In his letter, Anderson specifically eluded to the closure of the JPMorgen account. Given the “difficult times,” Anderson wrote, Gotti Tedeschi had failed to “vigorously defend the institution.” Schmitz, on the other hand, lamented Gotti Tedeschi’s “wanting loyalty.”
Two days later, Gotti Tedeschi was forced to abandon his uncomfortable position.
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David Wilcock: Lightning Strikes Vatican: A Geo-Synchronicity?

by David Wilcock

February 28, 2013, 4:44 pm
 
On the same day Pope Benedict resigned, lightning struck the Vatican. This was a powerful geo-synchronicity event — easy to understand, and with profound implications — once you see it in context.
IT’S ALL GOOD — ULTIMATELY
 
Although the changes still seem to be moving at glacially-slow speeds, we are continuing to see signs of very positive developments.
 
This doesn’t surprise me — as we live in a conscious, living universe. The Source Field Investigations is where I made my case.
 
I am working non-stop to finish the first draft of the sequel right now — but I had to stop for a minute to report on these incredible developments.
 
Human life is not an anomaly reserved to one planet. The universe is literally teeming with life — everywhere and anywhere it can grow.
 
Once this becomes known and accepted on a widespread level, it is arguably going to be the biggest shift in perspective in our own recorded history.
 
DNA is written into the laws of quantum mechanics. There is enough scientific proof that this has now become an indisputable fact.
 
 
THE LAW OF ONE SERIES
 
I first became aware of this concept of energetic DNA-forming waves when I found the Law of One material in 1996 — and it utterly changed my life.
 
Now that I am cranking on my new book deadline, and very close to the finish line, I am highly immersed in the Law of One material again — and it feels great.
 
The Law of One philosophy lets us know that all is well. The things that are happening on earth are part of a grand illusion that is intended to help us all grow into more loving and honorable people.
 
The signs continue to get more and more interesting, and provocative, telling us big stuff is coming soon.
 
Recently we had another geo-synchronicity — a manifestation of synchronicity on a worldwide scale. This one was a lot bigger than the Super Bowl blackout.
 
It seems appropriate that this article happens to be the 1,111th piece of content we’ve posted to Divine Cosmos — if you look at the link.
 
 
LIGHTNING STRIKES
 
Lightning struck the Vatican on the same day that Pope Benedict spontaneously resigned.
 
Considering how decrepit Pope John Paul II looked in the final years of his life, no one believed this was actually due to health reasons. And then lightning struck.
 
 
SECRET GAY GROUP?
 
The media is openly tracking the story — and sees that we are not being told the truth.
 
In fact, it is being openly discussed that a “secret gay group” has been running the show — with murderous effectiveness.
 
I guess that’s one way to describe the Cabal. Fair enough.
 
Pope Benedict Resigned Partly Because of Secret Gay Group
 
Was the pope under the influence of a secretive “gay lobby” within the Vatican itself?
 
That’s the claim put forth by Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica.
 
On Thursday, the popular paper published an article alleging that Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign this month was partly prompted by a report that accused Vatican officials of being under the influence of several internal lobbies, reportedly including a gay one.
 
The Irish Times reports that Benedict commissioned the report after the Vatileaks scandal broke last year. The report, written by a trio of cardinals, concluded that “various lobbies within the Holy See were consistently breaking” the sixth and seventh commandments, “thou shalt not commit adultery” and “thou shalt not steal.”
 
(The sixth commandment referencing adultery has historically been tied to the Catholic Church’s doctrine banning homosexuality.)….
 
Scandalous revelations involving the Vatican and gay sex have been published by La Repubblica before. In 2010, the newspaper revealed wiretaps and police documents that showed a Vatican chorister and an elite papal usher had been involved with a gay prostitutes ring. Both men were dismissed from their duties, the Telegraph notes.
 
La Repubblica’s allegations are only the latest in a string of theories relating to the pope’s sudden departure, which has prompted rampant speculation.
 
Benedict himself has further confused matters with his Ash Wednesday homily, in which he referenced vague internal “divisions.”
 
“I am thinking in particular of the sins against the unity of the church, of the divisions in the body of the church,” Benedict said, according to the Washington Post.
 
 
AND THEN — BAM!
 
It was quite stunning to see this huge lightning bolt strike the Vatican on the same day.
 
And… someone was there to photograph it, in the ideal location, right as it happened.
 
Furthermore, it didn’t strike “just any old place.”
 
It hit the literal equivalent of the eye at the top of the triangle.
 
In this case, that would be the very peak of the main dome of the main building in the Vatican — namely St. Peter’s.
 
 
 
In Law of One terms, lightning is one of the “archetypes” in the mind of the Galaxy — which is called the Logos.
 
Even mainstream media had to question whether this was “a sign from God” — as we see in the above Daily Mail caption.
 
When seen in full context, this event is extremely, extremely interesting.
  
 

ITCCS: Celebrating A Pope Free World

Our Citizen Jurors will speak to the World This Saturday – Their Common Law Court evidence is broadcast to millions on American Television – and Plans to Arrest the Guilty Move Forward

Latest News, Reflections and an Important Leaflet from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State and Kevin Annett

In this Update:

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1. Fifteen countries are now part of our movement! Meanwhile, more Cardinals desert the sinking Papal ship, and The Court Order is served on the Guilty Cowards  –  Reports from the front line
2. This Saturday, the ITCCS global online radio program will feature some of the Citizen Jurors who found the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and Canada guilty of Genocide – On March 2 at 4 pm EST, 9 pm GMT on www.blogtalkradio.com/wethejury
3. What will happen next Monday, March 4 – and Beyond … and What You can Do
4. This Friday, California Public Television will broadcast the complete Proceedings, Evidence and Verdict of our Common Law Court of Justice, to a viewership of millions of people
5. Our French activists launch a new ITCCS blogsite,  and
6. A a leaflet for you to distribute at churches this Sunday.

…………………….

From Slovenia to Fiji to the Vatican itself, the Momentum Grows

It isn’t only the half million hits on our websites that show that the world is aflame from the spark we’ve ignited.

Over the past few days, hundreds of people in fifteen countries have pledged their support to our Tribunal to occupy churches and help perform Citizens’ Arrests of criminal heads of church and state in Rome, London and across Canada.

“This is the answer to a life time of hoping” commented an elderly aboriginal survivor of a Saskatchewan Christian internment camp – read, “residential school” – who contacted our Tribunal after he heard our Court’s verdict.

“Count me in. I may be eighty two but nobody will keep me from occupying the local catholic church. Those priests killed my brother in there and now they’re going to answer for him”

People from as far away as the Pacific islands, South Africa, China and a dozen European countries, as well as across North America, are being recruited to launch public actions against their local Catholic churches after March 4, when International Citizens Arrest Warrants will be issued by the Common Law Court in Brussels.

In Canada, more than twenty United and Anglican churches have also been targeted for picketing or occupation that week, along with Catholic cathedrals. Protestors even plan to strike at the Archbishop of Canterbury’s church and Buckingham Palace.

These church occupations will grow and culminate in a Global Week of Reclamation during Easter, March 24 -31.

Not coincidentally, the top Catholic official in England, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, suddenly resigned this week and announced he would not vote at the Vatican Conclave on March 15 to elect a new Pope. This unprecedented defiance may indicate a collapse in the disciplinary chain of command within the church, since Cardinals’ attendance at the Papal Conclave is normally mandatory.
Meanwhile, Common Law Court officers have begun to serve the Order of Compliance to the thirty officials found guilty of Crimes against Humanity last Monday, including Joseph Ratzinger, Elizabeth Windsor, top Roman Cardinals and Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada. All of the accused parties seem to be in hiding.

Continue Reading at ….. http://itccs.org/2013/02/28/celebrating-a-pope-free-world/

Thyssen Krup Arms Maker Executive to become Vatican Banker

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http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/new-bank-head-has-nothing-do-arms-trade-vatican-says

New bank head has ‘nothing to do’ with arms trade, Vatican says
John L. Allen Jr.  |  Feb. 15, 2013 NCR Today

ROME

An appointment intended to nail down Benedict XVI’s legacy as a financial reformer today threatened to stir controversy on another front, as a German lawyer and businessman with ties to a company that makes military warships was named the new president of the Vatican Bank.

The Vatican announced today that Ernst von Freyberg would become the new head of the embattled bank, which in recent months has faced charges of failure to comply with anti-money laundering standards and a lack of regulatory oversight.

In a statement released today, the Vatican hailed the “professional and moral excellence” of the 55-year-old von Freyberg, noting that he not only sits on the boards of multi-billion dollar global firms, but is also a member of the Knights of Malta and organizes pilgrimages to Lourdes on behalf of the Berlin archdiocese.

Yet during a briefing this morning to present the appointment, a journalist asked about his ties to the Hamburg-based Blohm + Voss Group, a shipbuilding and engineering firm where von Freyberg has served as chairman since 2012.

According to its web site, Blohm + Voss makes a wide range of commercial vessels, but it also includes warships among its product line. The site lists frigates, destroyers and patrol boats designed in the past for the navies of Nigeria, Argentina, Portugal and Germany.

The Vatican has said that von Freyberg will remain the chairman of Blohm + Voss. In that light, the journalist asked, is it appropriate for him to be spending part of the week making weapons and the rest working for the church?

This afternoon, the Vatican clarified that von Freyberg is chairman of a “white business” component of Blohm + Voss. At the moment, a statement said, his division is constructing four frigates for the German navy, after which it will be “100 percent non-military.”

“The military part of Blohm + Voss is part of the Thyssen Krupp and trades under Blohm + Voss Naval,” the statement said. “Ernst von Freyberg has nothing to do with it.”

Over the years the Vatican has repeatedly called for limits on the arms trade, and as recently as this past July strongly supported a new United Nations treaty to control the flow of arms.

Assuming this indirect connection to the arms trade doesn’t build into a PR problem, attention will turn to the challenges awaiting von Freyberg at the Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the “Vatican Bank.”

Of late, the bank has once again found itself struggling with an image problem.

Both the president and the director, Italian layman Paolo Cipriani, were placed under investigation by Italian authorities in 2010 and $30 million in assets seized for allegedly failing to follow European anti-money laundering protocols. The money was released in May 2011, and no criminal charges were filed.

Last May, renowned Italian economist Ettore Gotti Tedeschi was ousted as the bank’s president following an internal power struggle. He had been appointed in 2009 with the profile of a reformer, but a council of supervisors led by American Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, faulted him for erratic behavior and poor job performance.

Most recently, the Deutsche Bank Italy announced on Dec. 31 that it was suspending electronic payment services for the Vatican because it lacked an adequate banking regulatory authority to control money laundering. That meant that the Vatican became a “cash only” business for weeks, unable to accept credit cards at its museums and post office. Those services were set to be restored this week after the Vatican worked out a deal with the Swiss cashless payment firm Aduno SA.

Defenders insist that Benedict has initiated a serious transparency campaign with regard to Vatican finances, creating a new watchdog unit, presently led by a Swiss anti-money laundering expert, and for the first time opened up the Vatican to outside secular inspection by the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering agency.

On background, some officials charge that the investigations and punitive measures imposed by Italy in recent months have more to do with political and commercial factors, including the desire to cajole some depositors to abandon the Vatican Bank in favor of rival Italian banks, than with any substantive problems.

Part of the reason it’s taken nine months to name a new president at the Vatican Bank, according to Lombardi, is because the five cardinals who make up its oversight commission, and the five lay professionals who compose its supervisory council, wanted the process to be “exemplary for its seriousness and its credibility.”

Lombardi said the supervisory council had used the London-based headhunting firm of Spencer Stewart to help with the initial search, which turned up 40 candidates. That list was pared down to six brought in for personal interviews, then three, finally arriving at the choice of von Freyberg yesterday.

Though the Vatican Bank president is appointed by the cardinals, Lombardi said Benedict XVI had been informed and offered his “full consent” to the move. Although the German pope does not know von Freyberg personally, Lombardi said, he’s familiar with the family.

On background, Vatican officials had been saying for weeks that the new president would likely be a non-Italian, partly in order to ensure that he didn’t carry any baggage from internal Italian squabbles, and in order to globalize the vision and operations of the bank.

Lombardi also announced that the five lay members of the bank’s supervisory council will remain in place. Anderson is the the secretary of that body, and he played a lead role in the push to fire Gotti Tedeschi.

Finally, Lombardi also said that changes to the oversight commission of cardinals could also be announced soon. At present, that body is composed of:

  • Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State
  • Italian Cardinal Attilio Nicora, retired president of the Apostolic Patrimony of the Holy See
  • French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and a veteran Vatican diplomat
  • Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Cardinal Telesphore Toppo of Ranchi, India

BREAKING NEWS “The Downfall of the Vatican The Queen & The System”

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Pope, Queen and Canadian Prime Minister found Guilty of Crimes against Humanity and Sentenced to Twenty Five Year Prison Terms

Pope, Queen and Canadian Prime Minister found Guilty of Crimes against Humanity and Sentenced to Twenty Five Year Prison Terms
 
Court Orders them to Surrender by March 4 or face Citizens’ Arrests
 
Brussels:
Pope Benedict will go to jail for twenty five years for his role in Crimes against Humanity, and Vatican wealth and property is to be seized, according to today’s historic verdict of the International Common Law Court of Justice.
The Brussels-based Court handed down a unanimous guilty verdict from its Citizen Jurors and ordered the citizens’ arrest of thirty Defendants commencing March 4 in a Court Order issued to them today.
The verdict read in part,
“We the Citizen Jury find that the Defendants in this case are guilty of the two indictments, that is, they are guilty of committing or aiding and abetting Crimes against Humanity, and of being part of an ongoing Criminal Conspiracy”
The Jury ruled that each Defendant receive a mandatory twenty five year prison sentence without parole, and have all their personal assets seized.
The Court went on to declare in its Order No. 022513-001,
“The Defendants are ordered to surrender themselves voluntarily to Peace Officers and Agents authorized by this COURT, having been found Guilty as charged.
“The Defendants have seven days from the issuing of this ORDER, until March 4, 2103, to comply. After March 4, 2013, an International Arrest Warrant will be issued against these Defendants”.
The guilty parties include Elizabeth Windsor, Queen of England, Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the head officers of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada. (A complete copy of the Verdict, the Court Order and a list of the Defendants is enclosed on the accompanying you tube link).
The guilty verdict followed nearly a month of deliberations by more than thirty sworn Citizen Jurors of the 150 case exhibits produced by Court Prosecutors.
These exhibits detailed irrefutable proof of a massive criminal conspiracy by the Defendants’ institutions to commit and conceal Genocide on generations of children in so-called Indian residential schools across Canada.
None of the Defendants challenged or disputed a Public Summons issued to them last September; nor did they deny the charges made against them, or offer counter evidence to the Court.
“Their silence told me a lot. Why wouldn’t innocent people defend their own reputation when accused of such horrible things?” commented one Juror, based in England.
“These crimes were aimed at children, and were a cold and calculated plan to wipe out Indians who weren’t Christians. And the defendants clearly are still covering up this crime. So we felt we had to do more than slap their wrist. The whole reign of terror by state-backed churches that are above the law has to end, because children still suffer from it”.
The Court’s judgment declares the wealth and property of the churches responsible for the Canadian genocide to be forfeited and placed under public ownership, as reparations for the families of the more than 50,000 children who died in the residential schools.
To enforce its sentence, the Court has empowered citizens in Canada, the United States, England, Italy and a dozen other nations to act as its legal agents armed with warrants, and peacefully occupy and seize properties of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada, which are the main agents in the deaths of these children.
“This sentence gives a legal foundation and legitimacy to the church occupations that have already begun by victims of church torture around the world” commented Kevin Annett, the chief adviser to the Prosecutor’s Office, who presented its case to the world. (see www.itccs.org, November 6 and January 30 postings)
“The verdict of the Court is clearly that these criminal church bodies are to be legally and practically disestablished, and their stolen wealth reclaimed by the people. Justice has finally begun to be be served. The dead can now rest more easily.”
Court officers are delivering the Order to all the Defendants this week, including to the Canadian Prime Minister, the Queen of England and to Joseph Ratzinger, the retiring Pope Benedict who is avoiding arrest within the Vatican after suddenly resigning two weeks ago.
The citizens’ arrests of these and other Defendants will commence on March 4 if they do not surrender themselves and their assets, as per the Court Order.
These actions will be filmed and posted at here in the coming week, along with further updates from the Court and its Citizen Agents.
Please see the accompanying you tube video.
Issued by the Central Office,
The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State
25 February, 2013
Brussels

Keith O’Brien Resigns: Top UK Cardinal Will Skip Papal Conclave Over Allegations Of Misconduct

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/uk-cardinal-resigns_n_2758151.html

LONDON — Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Britain’s highest-ranking Catholic leader, says he is resigning as archbishop in the wake of misconduct allegations and will be skipping the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.

The cardinal said in a statement Monday that he will not attend because he doesn’t want media attention focused on him during the important session in Rome.

Experts said the decision not to attend the papal conclave is unprecedented; never before has a cardinal stayed away from a conclave because of personal scandal, according to Vatican historian Ambrogio Piazzoni, the vice prefect of the Vatican library.

The Vatican confirmed that O’Brien had resigned as archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh. It was accepted under the code of canon law due to O’Brien’s age; he turns 75 – the normal retirement age for bishops – on March 17.

He said in a statement that he is in “indifferent health” and that he had offered his resignation last November. A church statement says the pope accepted O’Brien’s resignation on Feb. 18.

“Looking back over my years of ministry: For any good I have been able to do, I thank God. For any failures, I apologize to all whom I have offended,” he said.

O’Brien has said through his spokesman that he is contesting allegations made Sunday in a British newspaper that three priests and a former priest have filed complaints to the Vatican alleging that the cardinal acted inappropriately with them.

The Observer newspaper did not name the priests, but it said their allegations date back to the 1980s. There were no details about the alleged inappropriate behavior.

The one-sentence Vatican statement issued Monday made no reference to those allegations.
A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Sunday the complaints had been channeled through the office of the papal nuncio – the Vatican’s ambassador – in London.

“The pope has been informed, and the question is in his hands,” Lombardi said.

During a briefing with reporters at the Vatican last week, Piazzoni was asked about the campaign to keep Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony away from the voting because he covered up sexual abuse by priests.

Piazzoni said while in the past some cardinals have been impeded either by illness or by interference from their governments, none has stayed away because of a stain on his own reputation.

He noted that any decision would have to be approved by the full College of Cardinals, given that the main duty of a cardinal is to vote in a conclave.

“The thing that characterizes a cardinal is to be an elector of the pope,” he told reporters.

Winfield reported from Rome.

Italians: Pope scared secret message Slovak Cardinal Tomko

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Shortly before the election of a new pope in the Vatican broke new affair. According to the daily La Repubblica It also features Slovak Cardinal Tomko.
 
BRATISLAVA. The reason for the surprising resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. might not have been as advanced age and ill health.

After two weeks, it appears that a resignation may be a horror of conditions that prevail inside the Vatican.

Sex parties fight for power and money among top Vatican prelates.

In a series of articles that says Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Journalist Concita De Gregorio in their trespasses describes high-level representatives of the Church in the Vatican.

This is derived from the nearly tristostranovej secret report prepared by the Pope three cardinals.
The most influential of these is the Slovak Cardinal Jozef Tomko, who, according to Italian media, Pope John Paul II. Vatican led counterintelligence .

“Pope familiar with the report last year, the 17th December It is the day in which Benedict XVI. resolved to make a decision about which many a long meditation, “wrote journalist.

Its source is a man who is very close to the person who edited the report.

Map tares and bad fish

A secret message without the title tied in two fixed plates by De Gregoriovej contains “exact map tares and bad fish” inside the Vatican.

Weeds in the Gospels symbolizes evil people who have infiltrated among believers. A similar symbols have the wrong fish.

Based on the investigation VatiLeaks affair, led by 83-year old Spanish cardinal and a member of Opus Dei Julian Herranz, the report shows the template according to which the Vatican is working inside lobbying network.

Three Cardinals led by Tomko findings divided by actors belonging to Congregations and geographical areas of origin.

The report groups figuring Salesians, Jesuits, Ligúrčanov or Lombards.

First homosexuality

The network according to De Gregoriovej common denominator sexual orientation “is first spoken word homosexuality, read aloud the written text in the apartment Ratzinger.”

In view of homosexuality, which the Catholic Church considers a sin, according to the newspaper La Repubblica some senior prelates exposed to blackmail.

Opinion Cardinal Tomko we did not see this as a retreat for the Pope. Journalist for SME questions answered.

SECRET MESSAGE: HOMOSEXUALS AND EXTORTION

The most serious allegations of a secret message from the Vatican is behind the scenes of suspected adultery, blackmail and theft.
 
First Homosexuality in the Mansion
Lobbying network in the Vatican is a common denominator and that is sexual orientation. The first time the word read aloud from homosexuality secret messages.
 
Second Blackmail
Some high-ranking Vatican prelates have been exposed to external influence – extortion by the laity, who share their handcuffs “worldly nature.”
 
3rd Not commit adultery, and steal, sixth and seventh commandment
Full report revolves around two commandments. Sixth and Seventh shall not commit adultery Thou shalt not steal, the most violated prelates, which the report says.
 
4th Structure of sins: organized crime
The paper also talks about the structure of sin, which, according to Pope Benedict XVI. may arise from the personal sins of individuals. Under the structure of sin is meant by the Vatican bank. Recently been hyped to believe that it can money launderers. The bank account may be members of the Church hierarchy and the Vatican citizens.
 
5th Call for successor
The new pope, whom Benedict XVI. transmit a secret message should be according to his wishes sufficiently strong, young and holy, to be able to handle the immense work that awaits him.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Deposed About Abuse Cases Against Catholic Church When Archbishop Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, was deposed Wednesday about abuse cases against Roman Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which he led from 2002 until 2009.

Frank LoCoco, an attorney for the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and Jeff Anderson, a plaintiffs’ attorney, confirmed the cardinal was deposed.

The Milwaukee Archdiocese faces allegations from nearly 500 people. Archbishop Jerome Listecki, the current Milwaukee church leader, sought bankruptcy protection in 2011, saying the process was needed to compensate victims fairly while ensuring the archdiocese could still function. Milwaukee is the eighth diocese in the U.S. to seek bankruptcy protection since the abuse scandal erupted in 2002 in Boston.

Dolan is one of two U.S. cardinals to be deposed this week. Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, is scheduled to be questioned Saturday in a lawsuit over a visiting Mexican priest who police believe molested 26 children in 1987. The Rev. Nicolas Aguilar Rivera fled to Mexico in 1988 after parents complained. He has been ousted from the priesthood but remains a fugitive.

Both Dolan and Mahony will soon be in Rome to participate in the conclave that will elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who is resigning.

Pressure has been building in Italy for Mahony to bow out of the conclave; however, Mahony has indicated in postings on his blog and Twitter accounts that he will participate in the papal election.

The Los Angeles Archdiocese this month released thousands of pages under court order from the confidential personnel files of more than 120 accused clergy. The files show that Mahony and other top archdiocese officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield accused priests and protect the church from a growing scandal while keeping parishioners in the dark.

LoCoco said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that Dolan was asked about his decision to publicize the names of priests who molested children.

“The names were published so that people would come forward, share their story and begin what Cardinal Dolan and all those involved would be a healing process,” LoCoco said.

Dolan’s deposition was first reported by The New York Times.

Additional church officials deposed in connection with the bankruptcy and lawsuits include another former Milwaukee archbishop, Rembert Weakland; a retired auxiliary bishop; an archdiocese official who helps victims; the archdiocesan chancellor; and others, according to LoCoco and a spokesman for the Milwaukee archdiocese.

The Milwaukee Archdiocese recently said it was going broke. Its legal and other fees have reached nearly $9 million, according to court filings. Advocates for victims have accused the archdiocese of trying to shield assets by transferring millions of dollars separately into a cemetery trust fund and a parish fund several years ago.

Dolan is the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. His name has come up on some Vatican analysts’ lists of cardinals who could be elected in the upcoming conclave, though he is considered a longshot.

Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the New York Archdiocese, said Dolan had long-awaited the chance to discuss his decision to publicize the names as part of his efforts to help victims.

“He has indicated over the past two years that he was eager to cooperate in whatever way he could,” Zwilling said in a statement.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/nyc-cardinal-dolan-deposed_n_2733340.html