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Satanism in the Vatican

Satanism has always been a dark cloud lurking in the background of the Roman Catholic Church since its inception. That cloud is in the process right now of overshadowing the Church, of overwhelming it with its power and taking control. Unfortunately, people are all too willing to ignore the obvious, and it is this attitude that could soon allow Satan to take control of the Papacy itself -- if nothing is done to stop him!

by HOIM Staff

Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, was an exorcist and the author of the book, Face to Face With the Devil. Archbishop Milingo gave a speech entitled, "Satanists at work in the Vatican" at the Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace held in Rome 11/18/96-11/23/96. Mr. Milingo addressed an international audience of bishops, priests, nuns, and laity. Excerpts of the speech were reported in the Winter 1997 issue of The Fatima Crusader, a conservative pro-Marian Catholic newsletter that hosted the Fatima 2000 Congress and the 3/3/97 issue of The New American --

"The devil in the Catholic Church is so protected now that he is like an animal protected by the government; put on a game preserve that outlaws anyone, especially hunters, from trying to capture or kill it. The devil within the Church today is actually protected by certain Church authorities from the official devil-hunter in the Church -- the exorcist....To the question, 'Are there men of the curia who are followers of Satan?' Milingo responded, 'Certainly there are priests and bishops. I stop at this level of ecclesiastical hierarchy because I am an archbishop, higher than this I cannot go.' Milingo cited papal statements to back up his charges. 'Paul VI said that the smoke of Satan had entered into the Vatican'" (-- Archbishop Milingo).

Later, a new round of allegations about Satanic activities in the Vatican surfaced in Rome that the media described as "explosive", and the newspaper headline at that time said: "Satanism Is Practiced In Vatican!". The article said this, in part:

"In recent weeks, a firestorm has been raging in Italy. The controversy revolves around the statements of Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who made formal allegations that satanic activity is taking place inside the Vatican. When questioned by the Italian press about the allegations, he said that he stood by them" (Subject: ‘Satanism Is Practiced in Vatican’; Sunday February 28, 1999, 4:49 am; http://www.fatima.org/satanism.html)

In doing so, Archbishop Milingo became another Vatican insider to allege that Satanic rituals were regularly performed within the hallowed walls of Vatican City. After the Archbishop gave an electrifying speech at the third "Our Lady of Fatima 2000 International Conference on World Peace on November 18–23, 1996", the opinion arose in amongst the Vatican hierarchs that Archbishop Milingo was a "far-right" critic of the institutional Church.

Archbishop Charges Vatican Hierarchy with Satanism

Archbishop Milingo openly charged high-ranking members of the Holy See as "followers of Satan", or otherwise enablers of evil. Let's take another look at what the Archbishop said:

"The devil in the Catholic Church is so protected now that he is like an animal protected by the government; put on a game preserve that outlaws anyone, especially hunters, from trying to capture or kill it. The devil within the Church today is actually protected by certain Church authorities from the official devil-hunter in the Church -- the exorcist."

To the following question, "Are there men of the Curia who are followers of Satan?" Milingo answered; "Certainly, there are priests and bishops. I stop at this level of ecclesiastical hierarchy because I am an archbishop; higher than this I cannot go" ("Milingo Accuses Catholics of Illicit Sex, Homosexuality", passim).

In 2006, Archbishop Milingo and four bishops were excommunicated for what appeared to be an unrelated matter, and in October 2007 his Vatican passport was cancelled, taking with it his diplomatic protection from the Vatican City State (Catholic World News, 15th October, 2007; "Vatican pulls passport of excommunicated archbishop").

In The Fatima Crusader article, Malachi Martin, a famous ex-Jesuit, Vatican insider, and best-selling author, is quoted as saying,

"Archbishop Milingo is a good bishop and his contention that there are Satanists in Rome is completely correct. Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome."

Malachi Martin

From 1958 until 1964, Malachi Martin served in Rome as a Jesuit priest, where he was a close associate of, and carried out many sensitive missions for, the renowned Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea and Popes John XXIII and Paul VI. Released afterwards from his vows of poverty and obedience at his own request (but still a priest), he ultimately moved to New York and became a best-selling writer of fiction and non-fiction.

In 1990, Martin made reference to a Satanic rite held in Rome in his 1990 non-fiction best-seller about geopolitics and the Vatican, The Keys of This Blood:

"Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishops' chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the 'superforce.' Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI's reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to 'the smoke of Satan which has entered the Sanctuary'...an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia -- rites and practices -- was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts of Satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel's rites" (p. 632).

These allegations have largely gone unnoticed, possibly because Martin was so crafty in his descriptions that he might even have been referring to the coronation of Pope Paul VI!

Martin has revealed much more about this alleged ritual in his later novel [circa 1996], Windswept House: A Vatican Novel. On page 492 of his book, Fr. Martin vividly describes a ceremony called "The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer" supposedly held in St. Paul's Chapel in the Vatican, but also linked with concurrent satanic rites here in the US, on June 29, 1963, barely a week after the election of Paul VI. Just how bad did Martin judge things to be? Extremely so:

"Suddenly it became unarguable that now during this papacy, the Roman Catholic organization carried a permanent presence of clerics who worshipped Satan and liked it; of bishops and priests who sodomized boys and each other; of nuns who performed the "Black Rites" of Wicca, and who lived in lesbian relationships...every day, including Sundays and Holy Days, acts of heresy and blasphemy and outrage and indifference were committed and permitted at holy Altars by men who had been called to be priests. Sacrilegious actions and rites were not only performed on Christ's Altars, but had the connivance or at least the tacit permission of certain Cardinals, archbishops, and bishops...In total number they were a minority -- anything from one to ten percent of Church personnel. But of that minority, many occupied astoundingly high positions or rank....The facts that brought the Pope to a new level of suffering were mainly two: The systematic organizational links -- the network, in other words that had been established between certain clerical homosexual groups and Satanist covens. And the inordinate power and influence of that network" (Windswept, pp. 492-3).

According to The New American, Martin confirmed that the ceremony did indeed occur as he described. "Oh yes, it is true; very much so," the magazine reported he said. "But the only way I could put that down into print is in novelistic form." He said more members of the clergy are becoming aware of the situation, and that Archbishop Milingo was "merely like that actor in the movie Network, who got fed up and said, 'I'm not going to take it anymore.'"

Windswept House is a sweeping novel, set on the grand global stage and the unfolding of the next stage of civilization, the ominously-named New World Order. It tackles head on a number of heavy issues from abortion to the Third Secret of Fatima, but the essential message seems to be this: Satanists lurk in the shadows, from the heart of the Vatican down to the local parishes, manipulating those fooled by the false spirit of Vatican II. They are doing their damnedest to subvert the Roman Catholic Church, while Pope John Paul II, intent on his geopolitical millennial endgame, fiddles about, waiting for a sign from the Blessed Virgin while the Church literally goes to hell around him.

In Windswept House, Martin was quite explicit about the conditions in the Vatican, opening the novel with the above-mentioned satanic ritual. In it, Satan was formally enthroned in the Vatican in the Chapel of St. Paul (by all reports a dark and appropriately spooky place). The ceremony was coordinated via telephone with another simultaneous rite in South Carolina.

(This could be a reference to the claims of “Leo Taxil” who wrote spurious exposés of the Masons and fallen priests as devil-worshippers in the 19th century. He, too, claimed South Carolina -- Charleston, to be exact -- was a satanic headquarters. This was the hometown of Albert Pike, the only Confederate general memorialized in Washington, D.C., who reformed the Scottish Rite and was indeed an admitted “Luciferian.”)

In any case, since Malachi Martin was a Vatican insider, he was there in a position to know.

However, his belief that the problems in the Church today are largely due to the Second Vatican Council are far too simplistic. While Vatican II opened the windows of change, for better or for worse, the rot began to fester there long, long before. The Church of Rome would not be falling apart as quickly as it is if it were otherwise.

And while there is no real reason to believe that the morals of the College of Cardinals have improved substantially since the Renaissance, it is difficult to believe that anyone of them would be so foolish as to undermine the papacy itself. Eliminate the pope -- sure, that’s been done as recently as the suspicious death of John Paul I (which Martin attributes to the KGB with inside help). However, destroying the papal office itself would destroy the cardinals’ own powerbase. The tail cannot wag without the dog.

His book Hostage to the Devil (1976) leaves no doubt that Martin believed that a very real, very personal force of evil was abroad in the world. His first hint of any diabolic activity in the Vatican comes towards the end of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church (1981), a history book that sets out his worldview and concerns of the Faustian bargain with temporal power that the Roman Church made seventeen centuries ago and its corrupting effects ever since. It occurs with his first mention of that ominous saying attributed to Paul VI:

"Paul realized in his last two years that something unimaginably ominous had been moving inexorably toward them, was already in their midst, and had nothing to do with the Holy Spirit. 'The smoke of Satan has entered the church, is around the altar,' he remarked somberly. By 1978 and in the last few weeks of his own life, Paul knew that the rumbling tension of his world had grown to the a roaring, and that around him there was a conflagration feeding on the dry wood and the underbrush of the centuries-old kingdom" (p. 278).

In this history, we also learn that the worst pope of the Dark Ages, Benedict IX, “dabbled in witchcraft and Satanism” (p. 132), and that Pius XII believed Karl Marx, the father of Communism, was himself a “dedicated and consecrated Satanist” (p. 175).

From other sources, it is known that Pope Paul IV was indeed quite concerned about acts of priestly sorcery.

Windswept House spans the years from the death of Mussolini at the end of World War II up to the election of the pope to follow John Paul II. In it, Martin was not afraid to dish the dirt, starting with the Vatican’s complicity with the Nazi “ratlines” that allowed them to escape to South America in return for stolen fascist gold.

It covers in generous detail the entire Vatican Bank scandal, the politics of Vatican II, the KGB infiltration into the heart of the Curia and its use of “liberation theology,” and the Vatican’s counter-moves into Eastern Europe. In doing so, the novel gives a very interesting look into the Vatican’s finances and the forces that actually govern the Church.

Most surprisingly, Martin posited that there was a secret and unspecified “bargain” between the Holy See and a mysterious governing body -- the “Lodge” -- that every pope since Pius IX had signed with the “Keeper” -- apparently a member of the Roman Black Nobility trusted by both sides. For Pius had lost the ancient Papal States, yet this Devil’s bargain with Freemasonry allowed the Vatican to continue to exist as a political and economic power in the world.

As first set forth in Decline and Fall, Martin saw this diabolic compromise as permitting the world’s wickedness to corrupt the Church by exposing it to the temptation of temporal power, though he had made no mention of a pact with the Masons in that earlier book. The pact, if it exists, was nothing really new, just another step on the long road from Constantine. Though he used transparent pseudonyms, he made it obvious that he regarded John XXIII as a holy dupe and Paul IV, whom he did not like, as an even greater but far less spiritual one. Martin regarded the Ecumenical Council as having been virtually taken over by modernist heretics and Soviet puppets. By the accession of John Paul I to the throne of Peter, one of his characters estimated that in effect, half the bishops in the US were in schism, and a third in heresy. (Other sources have confirmed this is indeed a Curial view.)

According to Martin the ultimate villains in the Vatican are not corrupt bankers nor priests, nor even the Communists, but a force he called the “Universal Assembly” -- a Masonic conspiracy of Western plutocrats, undoubtedly the Illuminati. Although other writers have alleged Curial members belonged to the Masons, Martin even accused Paul IV of being a Masonic Lodge member!

In any case, during the decade between novels, as the Catholic Church’s decline and the inability of John Paul II to stem the slide, Martin’s despair grew worse. Did he then merely imagine that Satanists had to be responsible, or did he have some secret knowledge?

As for Malachi Martin's book, Windswept House, it has not gotten the critical acclaim or widespread publicity of his past efforts. It has been virtually ignored, even though it is published by Doubleday, a major mainstream house. Reviewers, he said, "are steering away from it. They don't know what to think about it; they don't know what to say."

Malachi Martin passed away in early August 1999. As far as is known, he never recanted on any of his claims that Windswept House was based on an actual satanic ritual in the Vatican in the first days of Pope Paul VI, nor that there is a general satanic conspiracy within the Roman Church.

Milingo's remarks have been strangely ignored by the American news media. The New American claimed that a Lexis/Nexis data search found not a single mention of his Fatima 2000 Congress statements, and were informed by an Associated Press researcher that Milingo was considered "a big old mouth" that was always spouting "a lot of insanity," because of his outspoken opinions about the existence of Satan and of miracles.

Chief Exorcist Says Devil is In Vatican

On March 11, 2010, Nick Squires, writing for The Telegraph from Rome, stated:

"Devil is lurking in the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican's chief exorcist claimed on Wednesday.

"Father Gabriele Amorth said people who are possessed by Satan vomit shards of glass and pieces of iron.

"He added that the assault on Pope Benedict XVI on Christmas Eve by a mentally unstable woman and the sex abuse scandals which have engulfed the Church in the US, Ireland, Germany and other countries, were proof that the Anti-Christ was waging a war against the Holy See.

"'The Devil resides in the Vatican and you can see the consequences,' said Father Amorth, 85, who has been the Holy See's chief exorcist for 25 years.

"'He can remain hidden, or speak in different languages, or even appear to be sympathetic. At times he makes fun of me. But I'm a man who is happy in his work.'

"While there was 'resistance and mistrust' towards the concept of exorcism among some Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI has no such doubts, Father Amorth said. 'His Holiness believes wholeheartedly in the practice of exorcism. He has encouraged and praised our work,' he added.

"The evil influence of Satan was evident in the highest ranks of the Catholic hierarchy, with 'cardinals who do not believe in Jesus and bishops who are linked to the demons', Father Amorth said.

"In a rare insight into the world of exorcism, the Italian priest told La Repubblica newspaper that the 1973 film The Exorcist gave a 'substantially exact' impression of what it was like to be possessed by the Devil.

"People possessed by evil sometimes had to be physically restrained by half a dozen people while they were exorcised. They would scream, utter blasphemies and spit out sharp objects, he said.

"'From their mouths, anything can come out -- pieces of iron as long as a finger, but also rose petals,' said Father Amorth, who claims to have performed 70,000 exorcisms. 'When the possessed dribble and slobber, and need cleaning up, I do that too. Seeing people vomit doesn't bother me. The exorcist has one principal duty -- to free human beings from the fear of the Devil.'

"The attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II by a Turkish gunman in 1981 and recent revelations of 'violence and pedophilia' committed by Catholic priests against children in their care was also the work of the Devil, said Father Amorth, who has written a book about his vocation, Memoirs of an Exorcist, which was published recently.

"Father Amorth, who is the president of the Association of Exorcists and fought as a partisan during the war, has previously claimed that both Hitler and Stalin were possessed by the Devil.

"In an interview with Vatican Radio in 2006, he said: 'Of course the Devil exists and he can not only possess a single person but also groups and entire populations.'

"'I am convinced that the Nazis were all possessed. All you have to do is think about what Hitler and Stalin did.'

"He also condemned the Harry Potter books, saying they were dangerous because they dabbled in the occult and failed to draw a clear distinction between 'the Satanic art' of black magic and benevolent white magic".

A most telling clue that seems to confirm all this comes from a journalistic peek through the crack between the basilica’s doors. The following is excerpted from a book called Pontiff, a colorful insider’s view of the Vatican from the last days of Paul VI through the assassination attempt on John Paul II. This scene deals with the Pope’s daily paperwork in July, 1978.

"Much of the work near the bottom of the tray requires no more than careful reading and initialing. The Apostolic Penitentiary handles complex problems of conscience:... It also advises the penalties a pope may impose for such a dire crime as a priest saying a black mass. Every year there are a number of such cases; they frighten Paul more than anything else. He regards them as proof the devil is alive and well and hiding inside the Church. Cardinal Giuseppe Paupini [the Major Penitentiary]... is the Vatican’s resident expert on sorcery of all kinds. His work is adjudged so important and urgent that he will be the only cardinal allowed during the next Conclave to remain in contact with his office."

This has some very interesting and horrible implications. At the very least it should be rather disconcerting that the Pope, as part of his day-to-day job, is far more aware of the extent of true evil “hiding inside” the Church than even the most cynical outsiders can even imagine -- and takes it very seriously.

Since John Paul II has retained such arrangements for the conclave after him, then it seems that it was no co-incidence that Paul’s point man on clerical black magic was the chief pardoner of the Church. It makes sense that the Major Penitentiary would merit such consideration only if the papacy takes the threat of wicked clergy most seriously indeed and believes constant vigilance and total secrecy are necessary. One may further infer from the language used in the anecdote that this is not a new situation at all, and that such “dire crimes” seem to have grown throughout Paul’s pontificate, at least.

Perhaps it is easy to read too much into all this. But if the current clergy sexual abuse crisis has revealed anything about the Roman Catholic Church, it’s that the hierarchy can and will go to great lengths to hide its dirty laundry. It has millennia of experience, and it just may be covering up even more monstrous secrets than anything revealed so far.

Satanism in the Vatican is not new, and its existence can be traced back more than 1000 years. Bishop Liutprand of Cremona (c. 922-972), one of the leading prelates of the time, recorded a detailed description of Pope John XII (955-964) who opened his inglorious career by invoking Pagan gods and goddesses as he flung the dice in gambling sessions. The Holy Father toasted Satan during a drinking spree, and put his notorious mistress/prostitute Marcia in charge of his brothel in the Lateran Palace (Antapodosis, Bishop Liutprand of Cremona; he also wrote, De Rebus Gestis Othonis, c. 960).

The child-pope Benedict IX (who became Pope at the age of 12!) was bi-sexual, sodomized animals, ordered murders, and dabbled in witchcraft and Satanism. He loved to throw wild, bi-sexual orgies. This Holy Father held the post of Pope in the years 1032–44, 1045, and 1047–48. He was described as "a demon from hell in the disguise of a priest," and St. Peter Damian said of him: "that wretch, from the beginning of his pontificate to the end of his life, feasted on immorality." Dante estimated that under Benedict IX the papacy reached an all-time low in immorality and debauchery. When he was 23, he survived an assassination attempt. Benedict went on to marry his first cousin and sell the papacy to his godfather, Pope Gregory VI.

In a 1996 banned interview for the American Family Association, Malachi Martin reported that 1 to 2% of priests in the Roman Catholic Church are practicing Satanists who are involved with some form of ritualized sexual abuse (AFA: August 3, 1996). He drew this statistic from a 1996 secret church study that he received from a Vatican source. Some of the contents of this study were leaked to the media and have been made public. Vatican officials have never voluntarily released any of their studies concerning the sexual lives of their priests and nuns. All documents were anonymously leaked by well-meaning higher-ups in the Roman Catholic Church. There are those good Catholics who remain within the Church and leak damning evidence against the Vatican. Without them the injustice of Catholic clergy abuse would continue, and scores of more children and women would suffer at the hands of vile clerics.

All the evidence points to a cabal of child molesting and sexually abusive Catholic priests, at least some of whom were involved with various forms of Satanism. This cabal of Luciferian priests is a very real presence in the world, and considering the support these perverted curates received form the Church hierarchy, Malachi Martin’s claim that they constitute an organized fraternity of Satanists, which he referred to as “Lucifer’s Lodge,” proves true. It functions with the secret support of the church hierarchy on all levels.

Martin also mentions the existence of “Mother Chapels” and states that they were Satanist covens operating secretly in the Catholic Church. The existence of the Black Room and Devil’s Room in case studies points to this assertion as fact. There are in reality various ad hocritual chambers used by Catholic priests for the ritual abuse of children.

What Martin called Lucifer’s Lodge or the Superforce refers to a small cabal within the Vatican that controls certain aspects of church policy and has set guidelines allowing for wide-scale sexual abuse by Catholic clerics -- a small number of whom are involved in satanic ritual abuse. This faction is merely a component of a greater conspiracy that operates within and outside of the Roman Catholic Church.


It appears obvious that Satanism is now, and has been for centuries, operating unrestrained inside the Vatican’s walls. Through the courageous and reputable testimonies of Archbishop Milingo and Dr. Malachi Martin, this deeply buried Church secret has surfaced, and these brave authors sought to alert not only the Catholic populous, but the world at large to the reality of the operation of evil forces in the workings of the Holy See. The essential message of these authors is that Satanists lurk in the shadows of the "Christian religion," from the heart of the Vatican down to the local parishes, manipulating people who have been fooled by the Church’s false presentation of its origins.

Theologian Merill Unger described the modern Catholic Church as, “boastedly wise and scientific but utterly blind to God’s truth.” Amongst the nominal church, the demonic realm has been demythologized and forgotten. Yet, the Bible predicts an unparalleled demonic deception prior to the appearance of the Messiah. Because we live in an increasingly post-Christian society that has elevated scientists as the ultimate arbiters of truth, it seems likely that such an unprecedented deception will be clothed in the credibility of science.

In summary, Satanism has always been a dark cloud lurking in the background of the Roman Catholic Church since its inception. That cloud is in the process right now of overshadowing the Church, of overwhelming it with its power and taking control. Meanwhile the Satanic apologists, including those who pose as spokesmen for the Church, are working overtime to convince everyone that there is no such thing as Satan, and most especially no Satanic conspiracy, urging us to ignore the sulfurous odor that lingers around the current Church child abuse charges. Unfortunately, people are all too willing to ignore the obvious, and to stay within the safe cocoon of their belief that the rape of their children by priests is not part of a larger, more sinister pattern. It is this attitude that could soon allow Satan to take control of the Papacy itself -- if nothing is done to stop him!



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