Inspiring endless conspiracy theories, the vatican secret archives contain relics from the whole history. Book exposes alleged mismanagement at vatican cbs news. With the catholic church being established during the 1st century, it has become the largest christian church in the entire world, having over 1 billion current members. The vatican library is a research library for history, law, philosophy, science and theology. How the vatican created and enabled some of history s most monstrous serial killers.
Sep 15, 2015 gerald posner is an awardwinning journalist who has written twelve books, including the pulitzer prize finalist case closed and multiple national bestsellers. The vatican opens its secret archives to dispel dan brown. One of the years best thrillers, the fellowship is a rapidfire adventure through london, south africa, paris and rome that never lets up. The conspiracy theory, however, is interested in more mysterious matters. If you are a researcher, and can sufficiently document your need for access, the collection is open for limited periods of time except for a section of the library known officially as the vatican secret archives.
Their proof lies in the popol vuh, a mayan book which compiles creation accounts known to the kiche maya people, and which states that this fourth age is the gods first successful attempt to create humans, after 3 failed attempts. Newcomers and longtime fans of meltzers popular tv show, decoded whereon he and a trio of experts investigate the veracity of various myths and legends, will relish this print companion, comprising summaries of 10 of the most intriguing topics pursued on the show, including the fate of john wilkes booth, ufos in area 51, leonardo da vincis apocalyptic predictions, the assassination of j. Oct 11, 2019 even today, conspiracy theories abound over its contentslike wacky speculation that the vatican is hiding extraterrestrial beings inside. These two books had not been translated, neither into english nor into french. Sep 16, 2010 the 85km of shelving in the vatican s secret archives holds manuscripts and publications accumulated over more than 800 years. Noone was allowed in the archive until 1881, when the first catholic scholars were granted access to the reading room but to read a document you have to specifically request it, and noone is allowed to browse the many miles of shelves to see what the archive contains 35,000 documents have been indexed in by the archive, but this is just a fraction of the items the vatican has and if you. Noone can enter without the express permission of the vatican and when they do get in. While the church has definitely been involved in some dark dealings the crusades, the inquisition, sex abuse scandals, its a bit irrational to assume the vatican has been responsible for every tragedy, war, and political upheaval in history. But why would an institution as powerful as the roman catholic church feel the need to keep these documents secret. Dec 6, 2017 step into the vaticans secret archives the archives treasures are the stuff of legendbut their existence is absolutely real. On the day of his visit to the uk, take a look at some of the rarest. Inspiring endless conspiracy theories, the vatican secret archives contain relics from the whole history of western civilisation.
What follows are descriptions of the two most popular conspiracy theories embraced by radical traditionalists. Vatican conspiracy theories are conspiracy theories that concern the pope or the roman catholic church. Noone can enter without the express permission of the vatican. It was officially designated the vatican apostolic library aka vatican library or the vat in 1475 although the collection is much, much older one of the oldest in the world. The final chapters delve into the most recent intrigues in the vatican, including the attempted assassination of pope john paul ii in rome and who might have. Vatican conspiracies cant match the real church under pope. When writing the vatican jesuit global conspiracy he had no idea that in 2015 the jesuits would have complete charge of the vatican and a jesuit pope would speak to a joint session of congress in 2015.
From the dawn of civilization to the 21st century, from ancient aliens to the new world order, secret history. The vatican secret library altered dimensions paranormal. Photocopies for private study of pages from books published between 1801 and 1990 can be requested in person or by mail. Jan 19, 2018 noone was allowed in the archive until 1881, when the first catholic scholars were granted access to the reading room but to read a document you have to specifically request it, and noone is allowed to browse the many miles of shelves to see what the archive contains 35,000 documents have been indexed in by the archive, but this is just a fraction of the items the vatican has and if you want. Benito mussolini was the head of the fascist regime in. Religious conspiracies vatican, etc common sense conspiracy. Catholics and conspiracies southern poverty law center. Catholic conspiracy theories date as far back as martin luther and the reformation. A choirboy saw 140 acts of sex abuse on his roommate.
Vatican city ap pope francis has moved pope john paul i the pope who reigned for only 33 days in 1978 a step closer to. Vatican conspiracies cant match the real church under pope francis. This gripping new novel tells the story of intrigue, crisis, passion, politics and conspiracy in the vatican, the nerve center of the holy roman catholic church. Pope john paul i died suddenly in september 1978, 33 days after his election. In vatican city, there is an archive containing more than 75,000 codices from throughout history and an estimated 1. With a new populist pope comes new conspiracies, but the actual politics of the catholic church are intricate enough to make australias killing. We all have one goal that supersedes all others, to entertain. Photocopies for private study of pages from books published between 1801. Conspiracy theorists are burning up the internet claiming that this means the world will end. Jun 25, 2016 vatican secret societies and the new world order full documentary. In this booklet we try to sketch the role that the vatican plays in world politics today and the goal and plan it has for the world. Mother teresas secret billions and a vatican seminary. The churchs own laws and procedures are preventing the vatican from resolving the crisis. History was launched on january 1, 1995 as the history channel, its original format focused entirely on historical series and specials.
Posner has written for many national magazines and papers, including the new york times, the new yorker. From our membership agreement lulu is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds, experience, and professions can publish, sell, or buy creative content such as novels, memoirs, poetry, cookbooks, technical manuals, articles, photography books, childrens books, calendars, and a host of other content that defies easy categorization. A vatican conspiracy persists, and a bigger mystery unfolds. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia, by paul l. The vatican city is a unique entity in the modern world, and its inner workings are often shrouded in mystery and speculation. Preface this is the fourth in a series of booklets on the vatican in the western world today. We have illuminati experts claiming symbolism in the way the attacks were carried out, the times, dates, and locations. Nov 04, 2015 book exposes alleged mismanagement at vatican. Eric jon phelps is a leading historic researcher and authority on the jesuit order and his book vatican assassins 3rd edition. Above all else, we respect everyones opinions and all religious beliefs and creeds. The 6 most fascinating things in the vatican secret archives. In a march 1 interview with howard stern, alex jones declared benedict stepped down because of. Last week i was in new york, and was, among other things, interviewed for a discovery channel documentary on the vatican.
John paul i closer to sainthood as book debunks conspiracies. Rns the vatican has always been a hothouse for conspiracy theories, and a new controversy over the socalled third secret of fatima is showing just how persistent such fixations can be to the. Why vatican conspiracy theories never go out of style crux now. Oct 06, 2015 vatican conspiracies cant match the real church under pope francis. According to conspiracy theorists, the vatican had been nursing a grudge against its eastern rival ever since the split, and as the 19th. May 27, 2010 after centuries of being kept under lock and key, the vatican has started opening its secret archives to outsiders in a bid to dispel the myths and mystique created by works of fiction such as dan. An investigative journalist, he was best known for in gods name, a best seller that claimed that pope john paul i was murdered in a vatican. We hope to challenge issues which have captured the publics imagination, from jfk and ufos to 911. If anything gets in the way of that, then we get it out of the way or go through it. His 2015 book, gods bankers, a twohundredyear history of the finances of the vatican, was an acclaimed new york times bestseller.
Fingers pointed towards the kgb, the freemasons, and the popes own top advisors. Given that the archives are estimated to house 53 miles of books, there are sure to be some intriguing finds inside. Even today, conspiracy theories abound over its contentslike wacky speculation that the vatican is hiding extraterrestrial beings inside. It is obvious to anyone who is even remotely interested in the vatican conspiracy that times have certainly changed the attitudes of protestant christians toward the jesuits. Gerald posner is an awardwinning journalist who has written twelve books, including the pulitzer prize finalist case closed and multiple national bestsellers. Yet, as far as the general public knows, the archives contain historical documents spanning at least 12 centuries, including original letters written by michelangelo, documents relating to expenditure. The secret libraries of history after news emerged about an underground reading room in damascus, fiona macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for. Eric jon phelps is a leading historic researcher and authority on the jesuit order and. The top 10 conspiracy theories about popes andor the vatican the retirement of benedict xvi has unleashed a shittonne of conspiracy theories.
Benito mussolini established the vatican as a nation in 1929 through the lateran treaty. An alleged vatican conspiracy of silence does not end there, but according to the fatimists, the third secret of fatima, revealed by pope john paul ii in 2000, is missing an essential second part. Divided over issues like the popes authority, clerical marriage, and the doctrine of the trinity, the eastern and western churches broke apart in 1054, dividing into the roman catholic and eastern orthodox church. After centuries of being kept under lock and key, the vatican has started opening its secret archives to outsiders in a bid to dispel the myths and mystique created by. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Lucia herself, when she revealed the third secret in 1944 and sent it to the vatican in 1957, said she could only give the details of what. Vatican conspiracies cant match the real church under. China, the vatican and a new world order news with views.
Founded in 1942, the iors role is to safeguard and administer property intended for works of religion or charity. In the first week of february this year, the vatican announced that pope francis plans to replace two chinese bishops loyal to rome with seven excommunicated men chosen by beijing ie. The vatican secret archives conspiracy strange unexplained. The vatican trilogy by morris west, the third secret by steve berry, gods spy by juan gomezjurado and of course.
Two of those seven men are alleged to have girlfriends and fathered children. Vatican history books on the popes and the catholic faith. For many authors, this enigmatic city state has inspired nowfamous fictional thrillers about secret orders, assassinations and political conspiracies. The institute for works of religion ior, commonly referred to as the vatican bank, is a privately held financial institution located inside vatican city. Both attempt to explain how vatican ii 196265, the liberalizing church council that offered an olive branch to jews and is the traditionalists chief bogeyman, could ever have come to pass.
Most importantly, all seven men put their loyalty to chinas communist government before their. Vatican secret societies and the new world order full. The cia and the vatican both feared the communists might. In vatican city, the walled enclave within the city or rome, there is an archive containing more than 75,000 codices from throughout history and an estimated 1. Only weeks before the election, it appeared the italian communist party would prevail.
The archives are essentially a collection of texts, letters and nobody really knows what else housed in a section of the vatican library at the northern boundary of vatican city. The vatican s secret archives, aka archivum secretum apostolicum vaticanum, are subject to wild conspiracy theories, and for good reason. The vatican conspiracies takes you behind the vatican s medieval walls and bronze doors, and tells the story of the passions, pressures and politics of the leaders trying to save the church they love, despite the daunting obstacles they face. Following contradictory reports about the circumstances of his death and. Discrepancies in the vaticans account of the events surrounding john paul is death its inaccurate statements about who found the body. A majority of the theories allege that the church and its representatives are secretly controlling secular society with a satanic agenda for global domination. History is written by the winnersand the powerfulbut how much of it is fiction. Those conspiracy guys is a collaboration of writers, comedians and fabulously interesting people. So when you read this realize that the conspiracy is alive, well and proceeding on schedule.
In a march 1 interview with howard stern, alex jones declared benedict stepped down because of transvestite orgies. Vatican secret societies and the new world order full documentary. The sixty years covered by this wideranging unit history encompassed the high noon and final sunset of both the british armys proud cavalry arm and the indian army of which the 19th lancers were such an ornament. Virtually all roman catholic conspiracy theories connect to the vaticans secret archives. In reality, however, the vatican s secret archives. Gedda was a key operative in an effort undertaken by the cia and the vatican to barricade the reds in the 1948 italian elections. The vatican conspiracies takes you behind the vaticans medieval walls and bronze doors, and tells the story of the passions, pressures and politics of the leaders trying to save the church they love, despite the daunting obstacles they face. Documents from vatican s secret archives shown for the first time in history. The vatican library is open to anyone who can document their qualifications and research needs.1041 60 1298 720 1134 1333 614 1307 6 1469 471 35 1319 881 215 1574 885 1215 617 942 95 1055 1010 1481 1279 574 809 146 855 313 532 348 766 529 437 55 616 681 437 749 711