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Basilica invaded by armed thugs

More news has emerged regarding the operation conducted by the anti-Christian government of Spain in its desecration of the grave of former Head of State General Franco.

The Benedictines of the Abbey of the Holy Cross have affirmed that permission for the exhumation of Franco’s remains had not been granted by them and that armed police from the Civil Guard invaded the private property of the monastery, including the basilica.

“We want it to be on record that the actions of the security forces and the workers have been and are totally incompatible with the principle of the inviolability of places of worship and the rights of this Benedictine community.”

Furthermore the monks were denied access to their own basilica, where the Blessed Sacrament is housed, by armed goons belonging to the Civil Guard.

“……. the Civil Guard, without judicial authorisation to allow it, accessed and wandered about the premises of the abbey and, what is more serious, accessed and wandered about the basilica…….. without any ecclesiastical authorisation and occupying it 24 hours a day…….. chains and padlocks were placed on the access door between the abbey and the basilica,” despite the fact that the monks are “the sole owners and custodians of the church.”

The Benedictines went on to add that because the abbey and basilica were forcefully taken over by a hostile party “without the least supervision” the sacred character of the church was violated and the religious guardians of the basilica are left “not knowing if actions incompatible with worship, piety, or religion have taken place.”

The desecration of Franco’s grave reminds very much of the vile attacks on Christianity in the years and months leading up to the Spanish Civil War, which also involved the desecration of graves.

Digging up Franco is a grave attack upon Christianity

The anti-Christian government in Spain is about to desecrate the grave of former Head of State General Francisco Franco and remove his remains to a private family plot. Franco’s resting place is situated behind the high altar of the Catholic Basilica of the Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen. On Thursday, 23rd October, the anti-Christian powers in Spain are due to desecrate the sacrosanct property of the Church and trample all over her rights, just as they did in the years leading up to the Spanish Civil War.

In the two years leading up to the Civil War that began in 1936 until its end in 1939, more than 20,000 Christian churches were destroyed. The diabolical anti-Christian hatred unleashed in Spain persecuted, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of Christians in a targeted attack upon Christianity  Nearly 7,000 clergy and religious were cruelly murdered. The martyred include 13 bishops, 4,172 diocesan priests and seminarians, 2,364 monks and friars, and 283 nuns. The military coup, that started the Spanish Civil War proper, was partly in response to these ferocious and murderous attacks upon the Church, her clergy and religious.

In the Valle de los Caidos, the Valley of the Fallen, the basilica, and its surrounding monument, capped by a 500 foot Christian Cross, can be seen from some twenty-miles away. It is carved out of a granite mountain and erected as a symbol of reconciliation and peace, containing as it does the remains of 40,000 people from both warring sides. All their names are recorded in the monument’s register. In a similarly symbolic gesture Franco, the reactionary right-wing pro-capitalist military General, was laid to rest in the basilica next to the popular martyred Spanish nationalist leader Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera who sought social justice for the landless and oppressed and the unity of Spain based upon the social doctrines of the Church.

Interestingly, perhaps a sign of providence at work, Franco went to his eternal judgement on 20th November, the same day, but 39 years later, that Jose Antonio was martyred by the anti-Christian regime just a few months before the beginning of Spain’s Civil War.

With the removal of Franco’s remains and the desecration of the basilica, Spanish Catholics are expecting an increased wave of attacks upon what is left of Christian civilisation in Spain.