By Greg Szymanski
After the Vatican Bank scandal erupted in the early 1980’s, French and Italian news publications listed the names of more than 150 high ranking bishops, archbishops and cardinals who were active members of Freemasonry, including the P2 Masonic Lodge and other dark and sinister secret societies.
information never was publicized in the
As damning as
the Masonic connections should have been to the
However, as bad as it was for high-ranking bishops to be connected with Masonry, now comes even more shocking allegations that Angelo Roncalli, a.k.a. Pope John XXIII was also a practicing Freemason.
article, originally published in the Portugal Daily Newspaper on Nov. 12, 2002,
and never seeing the light of day in
Not only was Roncalli subject to immediate expulsion from the Church for his duplicitous and satanic actions, other recently declassified FBI documents showed Roncalli illegally usurped the papacy by force, at the 1958 Papal Conclave, from the lawfully elected and true Pontiff, Gregory XVII, formally Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa, Italy.
Here is the 2002
(November 11, 2002)
Fátima International (FI), an
historic review organisation with offices in
A spokesman for FI told THE NEWS that
Virgilio Guito, former head of the Italian Grande Oriente Masonic Lodges, in a
statement published by the French newspaper “30 Days”, said: “It seems that Pope
John XXIII has been initiated in
According to Carpi's book, during his Nunciature in Turkey, Roncalli was admitted "into the sect of the Temple" receiving the name "Brother John" - Prophesies of John XXIII, Pier Carpi, p. 52.
The implications of FI’s disclosures are of tremendous importance to Catholics worldwide. Under Canon Law any Catholic who [...] becomes a Mason is ipso facto excommunicated from the Church. The consequence regarding Angelo Roncalli, would have been that as an excommunicate it would have been impossible for him to be elected pope. FI also points out that any decrees issued by Roncalli under the mantle of the Papacy would therefore be null and void, including the convoking of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.
Long-standing suspicions regarding John
XXIII’s links to Masonry were further aroused in 1977, fourteen years after his
death. Of particular interest was an advertisement published in the
The Australian Robert Bergin, a founder
member of FI who died in 1996, spent the last years of his life in
This was of little surprise, as in 1976
Furthermore, the “Siri Thesis/Fact,” holds that actually Cardinal Giuseppe Siri was elected pope after the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958, but the newly-elected Pope (Gregorius XVII, formerly Cardinal Siri) was threatened [i.e. put under grave duress at the conclave], prevented from taking the Papal Chair and illegally replaced by Roncalli aka "pope" John XXIII.
As reported on the Immaculate Heart web site, here is a sermon by Fr. Louis J. Campbell given on the last Sunday after Pentecost on Nov. 23, 2003, addressing the issue of Pope Gregory XVII as well as other problems within the hierarchy of the Church:
His Holiness Gregory XVII
Those who are "filled with knowledge of
God's will, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Col.1:9), are able to
read the signs of the times. They look for those things spoken of by Jesus in
today's Gospel from the twenty-fourth chapter of St. Matthew, by which we may
know that His Second Coming is near. Christians have always looked for signs of
the Lord's return, although
"We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance, or by letter attributed to us, as though the day of the Lord were near at hand. Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God" (2Thess.2:1-4).
To ignore the signs sent by God is to
invite disaster. God sent the Blessed Virgin to
If the Revolution of which Our Lady spoke,
which began in
Pope Pius had promoted as his successor
Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, ardent foe of Communism and defender of the true faith,
who would no doubt have followed through with Our Lady's wishes. At the conclave
that followed the death of the old Pope, Siri was elected both on the third and
fourth ballots, and took the name of Gregory XVII, a fact which is attested to
even by documents recently declassified by the FBI, and cited in a recent book.
According to the writer on the Immaculate Heart web page, the following conclusions can be drawn:
“This should finally be enough to convince the skeptics that the so-called "Siri Theory" is no theory at all, but an historical fact. It is the best explanation why for more than forty years under the "conciliar popes" the Church has been revolutionized, and the true Church is now in a state of eclipse.”
The following is an AP story documenting the confusion regarding the 1958 papal election:
VATICAN CITY (AP) 1958 A.D. - Cardinals balloted Sunday without electing a pope.
A mix-up in smoke signals made it appear
for about half an hour that Pius XII's successor had been chosen. For a time
200,000 Romans and tourists in huge Saint Peter's Square were certain the church
had a new pontiff. Millions of others who listened to radios throughout
"The scene around the
"Clouds of smoke were caught in search lights trained on the Sistine Chapel chimney. 'Bianco! Bianco!' roared many in the crowd. 'White, white.'
"The Vatican Radio announced the smoke was white. The announcer declared the cardinals at that moment probably were going through the rites of adoration for a new supreme pontiff. For a long time Vatican Radio stuck to its insistence the smoke was white."
"Chigi, in an interview with the Italian radio, said uncertainty reigned in the palace. He added that this confusion persisted even after the smoke had subsided and until assurances were received from within the conclave that black smoke was intended. He said he had been at three other conclaves and never before seen smoke as varied in color as Sunday's. He told newsmen later he would arrange to have the cardinals informed of Sunday's smoke confusion in the hope that something can be done to remedy the situation Monday."
"Priests and others working within the
"The crowd waited in agony of suspense. Any pope elected would ordinarily appear on the balcony within twenty minutes. The crowd waited a full half hour now wondering whether the smoke was meant to be black or white. Doubt set in swiftly. Many in the vast crowd began to drift away. But still there was confusion. News media had flashed around the world the word that a new pope had been chosen."
"Telephone calls poured into the
"After a half hour, radios began to chatter excitedly that the answer was still uncertain. Only well after the time when a new pope should have appeared on the balcony above St. Peter's Square was it certain that the voting would have to resume Monday at 10 a.m. (3 a.m. CST).
Talking about how the papacy was actually “wrestled” from Pope Gregory by Roncalli who was a friend of Communists and Freemasons, here is the continuation of Fr. Louis Campbell’s sermon:
The world had watched expectantly as white smoke signaled the election of the new pope, the crowds cheered, the papal guard assembled to welcome him, church bells rang all over Italy, and reports of his election flashed around the world. But a momentous struggle was taking place within the conclave, the outcome of which was already "fixed". Pope Gregory XVII would not be permitted to take his rightful place in the line of the successors of Peter. The papal office was wrested from Siri, and that friend of Communists and Freemasons, Angelo Roncalli, usurped the papal throne as John XXIII.
John XXIII's address at the opening of
Vatican II, the instrument which was to bring about Revolution within the
Church, are a rebuke for Pius XII, Cardinal Siri, and the Blessed Virgin Mary
herself: "In these modern times," he said, "they can see nothing but
prevarication and ruin. They behave as though at the time of former Councils,
everything was a full triumph of the Christian idea and life. We must disagree
with these prophets of gloom. Divine
The Freemasons could not conceal their
delight that a pope who would implement their "New Order of things" was finally
seated on the papal throne, something for which they had long plotted and
conspired. He was immediately labeled "Good Pope John." No friend of
The dire consequences of ignoring Our
Lady's message at Fatima may be understood from the words of Our Lord Jesus
Christ to Sr. Lucy at Rianjo in August, 1931: "Make it known to my ministers
that given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the
execution of My request, that they shall follow him into misfortune." Our Lord
was referring to the failure of the King of France to consecrate
A sad epilogue to these events confirms
their reality. The final insult to the Blessed Virgin Mary is that her beloved
Shrine at Fatima has fallen into the hands of apostates who plan to convert it
into an ecumenical center "where all the religions of the world will gather to
pay homage to their various gods," as the recent news release from Portugal put
it. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, President of the Pontifical Council for
Inter-Religious Dialogue has denied the report, but plans are already underway,
and a hideous new basilica will be built to house the strange new
But we are getting somewhere. Gradually, the truth leaks out, and everyone will soon realize that the true Church has been eclipsed by a monstrous deception. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will finally triumph, and Jesus Christ will return to claim His Bride, the Church, purified and made holy and immaculate through present trials. "He who testifies to these things says, 'It is true, I come quickly!'Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!" (Apoc.22:20). [END SERMON]