Tag Archives: Vatican

President Putin at the Vatican

Israel Shamir has some interesting observations about President Putin’s state visit to the Vatican on 4th July.

“As long as Moscow had been Red and atheist, the Church had no choice but to stick with Washington. Now it makes no sense” ……… read more

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U.S. interference documented in 1958 Papal Conclave

How successful was the U.S.A.’s nefarious meddling in the 1958 Papal Conclave?
From: Rome
To: Secretary of State
No: 1166, October 11, 2PM
Limited Distribution.
DURING CONVERSATION WITH EMBASSY OFFICER, VATICAN SOURCE EXPRESSED PERSONAL VIEW NEXT POPE WILL BE “ELECTED’ OUTSIDE CONCLAVE BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN CARDINALS. SOURCE SAID PIUS XII ELECTED THIS MANNER AND RECALLED THAT AS CARDINALS WERE ENTERING 1939 CONCLAVE CARD FIZZARDO HAD CALLED HIM ASIDE AND ASKED HIM TO PREPARE BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF PACELLI. ADDED HE CONSULTED WITH MSGR. MONTINI AND BOTH DECIDED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS NOT TO GO AHEAD WITH PIZZARDO’S REQUEST.
SPECULATING ON PIUS XII’S SUCCESSOR SOURCE SAID COLLEGE MAY VERY WELL CHOOSE AN OLD CARDINAL WHOSE SHORT PONTIFICATE MAY BE DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO THE RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE ROMAN CURIA LEFT BY DECEASED POPE IN “DEPLORABLE STATE.” SOURCE INDICATED ELECTION OF SIRI, RUFFINI, OTTAVIANI WOULD BE “MISFORTUNE FOR THE CHURCH'” SINCE THESE THREE CARDINALS HAVE AN UNREALISTIC APPROACH TO GREAT PROBLEMS FACING WORLD TODAY. SOURCE SAID ELECTION OF ANYONE OF THREE COULD DEPEND ON INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN CARDINAL SAND VOLUNTEERED SUGGESTION U.S. AUTHORITIES WOULD DO WELL EXERCISE DISCREETLY “THEIR OWN INFLUENCE ON CERTAIN AMERICAN CARDINALS.”

O little town of Bethlehem

“O little town of Bethlehem/How still we see thee lie/Above thy deep and dreamless sleep/The silent stars go by,” runs the famous Christmas carol sung all over the English-speaking world as it celebrates Christmas…….. In today’s Bethlehem “dreamless sleep” is more like a nightmare, and the town can only “lie still” when Israel’s occupation ends.”

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“Catholics would be injured in their religious sentiment and rightly fear for their rights if Palestine would belong exclusively to the Hebrews,” –  Cardinal Luigi Maglione, Pope Pius XII‟s Secretary of State (7th April 1943)