Inside the Devil’s Lair
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of theearth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, andagainst his anointed,
, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have themin derision. (Psalms 2:1-4 AV)
Revised Sixteenth EditionCopyright © 1999, 2010 by Edward Hendrie
The pope, who portrays himself as a man of peace, is in reality a man of war whoinstigated World War I. The Roman Catholic church has had an abiding hatred toward theEastern Orthodox Church. Serbia is a predominantly Orthodox country. Pope Pius X, throughhis diplomats tried to persuade Austria-Hungary to “punish” Serbia. When Austria-Hungary
Archduke Francois-Ferdinand, the heir apparent to the crowns of Austria and Hungary, wasmurdered at Sarajevo by a Macedonian student, Gavrillo Princip, on June 28, 1914, the Popetook the opportunity to push the Catholic Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary to declarewar on Serbia. The Bavarian Charge d’Affaires to the Vatican, Baron Ritter, wrote the followingto his government:The pope agrees with Austria dealing severely with Serbia. He doesn’t think much of the Russian and French armies and is of the opinion that they could notdo very much in a war against Germany. The cardinal-secretary of State doesn’tsee when Austria could make war if she does not decide now.
On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which plunged all of Europeinto World War I. Because of the part played by the Vatican in starting World War I, the Allieswould not permit the Vatican at the conference table when the 1919 treaty of Versailles wassigned. Interestingly, it was Italy, the most Catholic of the European countries, that was
insistent on excluding the Vatican. Through article XV of the April 26, 1915 pact of London,which defined Italy’s participation in the war, Baron Sonino required the allies to oppose anyintervention by the Vatican in the peace arrangements.
Not only did Rome instigate World War I, but it was also instrumental in the Bolshevik revolution. While the Catholic church publicly opposed communism, it secretly financially aidedand abetted the communist revolution in Russia at every turn. In April 1917, Lenin and some
of his key revolutionaries were transported through Germany in the now infamous sealed train.
Diego Bergen, a Jesuit trained German Roman Catholic, was the man most responsible for arranging Lenin’s journey through Germany to Russia. Bergen later became the German
ambassador to the Vatican under the Weimar Republic and Hitler’s Germany.
Of course, the Vatican expected a payoff for their financial and logistical aid to thecommunists. Between 1917 and 1924 the Vatican entered into secret agreements with Lenin,which assured the communists Vatican support if the communists would suppress the RussianOrthodox Church and make Roman Catholicism the Official religion of Russia. The immense
wealth and land holdings of the Orthodox church were to be turned over to the Roman CatholicChurch lock stock and barrel. In the end, however, Lenin and his successors double-crossed
the Vatican, they took the Vatican money but sided with the Orthodox Church. This made the
Russian communists the enemies of the Vatican. The Vatican sought revenge by using the Nazisto invade Russia during World War II.The Vatican failed in World War II. What they failed to accomplish in war, they haveaccomplished through intrigue and diplomacy. The Vatican and the communists are nowworking closely again toward their ultimate objective of world domination. Former Jesuit
Alberto Rivera found out that the Jesuit General in Rivera’s time was a Mason and acommunist. Pope John Paul II is a Marxist communist, who has continued the progression
started by Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI toward a Marxian inspired Catholicism. While
Pope Paul VI cultivated close ties with Moscow, Pope John Paul II has chosen a Catholiccommunism that is independent of Moscow. It was John Paul’s break with Moscow that causedthem to attempt to assassinate him on May 13, 1981.In the early days of the communist revolution in Cuba, Catholic bishops and priests inCuba denounced communism. Many Catholic priests were imprisoned or exiled by Fidel Castro.However, after the initial attack by the Communists on the anti-communist priests, the RomanCatholic Church as an institution drew very close to the communist regime under Castro. TheRoman Catholic Church since the early 1960s has steadfastly refused to raise its voice against thecrimes committed under the communist regime in Cuba. In fact, the Catholic Church has workedto assist the Cuban communists. In the early 1960’s a pastoral letter signed by most of the CubanCatholic bishops, but not by all, condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba and asked the people of Cuba to work to help the communist revolution. Some Catholic priests bravely refused to read
the pastoral letter to their congregations. The Catholic Church was showing its true colors.Monsignor Cesar Zachi was the Vatican’s ambassador to Cuba. As the official representative of the Catholic Church, Zachi avidly supported the communism of Fidel Castro. Zachi extolled thevirtues of the communist revolution and continually asked the young people in Cuba to join thecommunist revolutionary militia. In fact, Fidel Castro was the guest of honor at Zachi’sepiscopal consecration.Even when their own Catholic priests are beaten and tortured the Roman Catholichierarchy turns a blind eye to the brutality of the Cuban communists. For example Miguel AngelLoredo, a Catholic priest, was arrested by the Cubans and sent to prison. He was beaten severelyby Cuban prison guards and lay hospitalized. When news of the beating spread abroad a Cubanofficial, Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, called the Catholic Nuncio, Cesar Zachi, to the Cuban Ministryof Foreign Affairs where he had a private conference with him. After the conference, Zachi, asthe official spokesman in Cuba for the Vatican, announced that the revolution had been verygenerous with Laredo and had treated him well since he had not been taken to jail, but a littlefarm where he devoted himself to the peaceful work of planting lettuce and radishes. By thatdeception the Catholic Church perverted the truth in order to conceal from the world thebarbarity of the communist regime.
The Vatican and the Cuban communists have had close ties now for almost 30 years.Fidel Castro was the honored guest of the Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in November of 1996and the pope in turn visited Castro in Cuba in January 1998. Both meetings were marked bycordiality, which puzzled and upset many in the American Cuban community, who don’t yet
understand the close ties between communists and the Vatican. Pope John Paul II hascondemned the trade embargo of Cuba. In an interview with Italian Journalist Jas Gawronski,Pope John Paul II had this to say about communism: “Communism has had its success in thiscentury as a reaction against a certain type of unbridled, savage capitalism which we all knowwell.” Apparently he is not the anti-communist the world press would have us believe he is.It is not surprising that the Catholic Church would support communist regimes, thepolitical philosophy that permeates papal encyclicals and council edicts is that all property iscommon to all, and private ownership must be subordinate to that principle. That is the essenceof communism and fascism. In a Communist state the government owns all property, in a fasciststate the people own property but the government controls what the owner is allowed to do withthe property. Pope Pius XI explains the Roman church’s position:Provided the natural and divine law be observed, the public authority, in view of common good, may specify more accurately what is listed and what is illicit for property owners in the use of their possessions. History proves that the right of ownership, like other elements of social life, is not absolutely rigid.
Pope Pius XI further stated:Socialism inclines toward and in a certain measure approaches the truths whichChristian [Catholic] tradition has always held sacred; for it cannot be denied thatits demands at times, come very near those that Christian reformers of societyjustly insist upon. Pius XI,
The communist philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church is inextricably woven into thepolitical fabric of the Catholic Church. It is not something that can be changed through a changein the Vatican leadership. The doctrines of the Catholic religion are at the core of its communistcollective political philosophy. The Catholic leopard will not change its spots, because it cannotchange its spots.The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is an example of the worldwide Communist influenceof the Vatican. The IRA was founded in 1969 as the clandestine terrorist arm of Sinn Fein,which is a Roman Catholic political movement whose aim is to subjugate Protestant NorthernIreland under the authority of the mostly Roman Catholic Ireland. The IRA is guided by thehidden hand of the Jesuits. The tenets of the IRA are based upon Catholic doctrine, andconsequently the IRA has a decidedly Marxist orientation. The IRA criminal terrorist activitiesinclude bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, extortion, and robberies, which are perpetratedagainst Protestant Christians living in Northern Ireland and the British government.
The IRA is interlinked with other Communist terrorist organizations. For example, onMay 6, 2002, it was revealed that Marxist Communist rebels (FARC) in Colombia had beenmeeting for at least the previous three years and getting guidance from more than a dozenmembers of Sinn Fein and the IRA, who provided training in bomb making skills to the
communist rebels and guided them in other terror activities. In congressional testimony beforethe U.S. House of Representatives International Relations Committee, Colombian GeneralFernando Tapias, chairman of Colombia’s joint chiefs of staff, attributed to IRA training of theMarxist rebels the bombings of 320 electrical towers, 30 bridges, and 46 car bombings, resultingin the murders of 400 Colombian police and military officers.
49. Jesuit Inspired Nazis
The Catholic Church is a fifth column in any country where it is located. A fifth columnis a term used to describe a group that is sent in to soften up a country for invasion. For example,in World War II France, the Catholic fifth column, called “Catholic Action,” worked on behalf of the Nazis prior to and during Germany’s invasion of France. Catholic Action worked topropagandize the people to accept fascism and not to resist the invasion by Germany. They werequite effective, France fell in 30 days. Pierre Laval, the Pope’s count and president of the Vichygovernment said the following on French National Radio, January 2, 1943: “I hope Germany willbe victorious. It may seem strange to hear the one who is defeated wish for the victor’s victory.It is because this war is not like previous ones. It is a true war of religion! Yes, a war of religion.”
Catholic Action was so effective in convincing the Belgium Catholics that fascism wasgood that eight out of ten Belgians who collaborated with the Nazi Germans were Catholic.
Roman Catholic Otto Strasser was one of the founders of the Nazi Party. Strasser revealed in his book,
Hitler and I,
that the infamous Nazi propaganda book,
purportedly written by Adolph Hitler, was not in fact written by Hitler. According to Strassor,
was ghostwritten for Hitler by a Jesuit Priest named Bernhardt Stempfle.
Hitler and his Nazis worked in concert with the Vatican through the Jesuits. In 1933Germany signed as concordat with the Vatican. Franz Von Papen, Hitler’s representative at thesigning of the concordat, stated that “[t]he general terms of the Concordat were more favourablethan all other similar agreements signed by the Vatican . . . the Chancellor Hitler asked me toassure the papal secretary of State (Cardinal Pacelli) [who later became Pope Pius XII] that hewould immediately muzzle the anticlerical clan.” There were at that time 45 concentration
camps in Germany, holding 40,000 prisoners. Apparently, part of the agreement was that
Hitler would wipe out anti-Vatican forces and Rome would support Nazi Germany. This was tobe a modern day inquisition.After becoming the fascist leader of Italy, Mussolilni made notes of a meeting he hadwith Pope Pius XI in which he quoted a pope as saying: “I am happy that compatibility has beenre-established between the Fascist Party and Catholic Action. If even, the difficulties havedisappeared for the Catholics. But I do not see, in the whole of Fascist doctrine – with itsaffirmation of the principles of order, authority, and discipline – anything contrary to Catholicconceptions.”
After signing the concordat with Nazi Germany Pope Pius XI had second thoughts. Hesaw war on the horizon and decided to publicly denounce both Hitler and Mussolini. He
arranged to make the public denunciation on February 12, 1939, the eve of World War II. This
would have had a devastating effect on the German and Italian plans for European conquest,because one third of Germany was devout Catholic to say nothing of the millions of other Catholics throughout Europe. However, Pius XI suddenly became very ill and died on February10, 1939, less than 48 hours before he was to give his public speech denouncing Nazism andFascism. Many believe that Pius XI was poisoned. All transcripts of Pius’s proposed speech
were destroyed minutes before his death. Even the original handwritten manuscript mysteriouslydisappeared from the papal desk. The Pope’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pacelli, was one of
the persons who had free access to the papal study. Cardinal Pacelli negotiated the concordat
with Nazi Germany and became Pope Pius XI’s successor, Pope Pius XII. Pius XII was an ardentsupporter of the Nazis.Hitler modeled his Nazi Party organization after the organization of the Catholic Church.Hitler stated:I learned much from the Order of the Jesuits . . . Until now there has never beenanything more grandiose, on the earth, than the hierarchical organisation of theCatholic Church. I transferred much of this organisation into my own party. I amgoing to let you in on a secret . . . I am founding an Order . . . in my “Burgs” of the order, we will raise up a youth which will make the world tremble.
Hitler stopped short and explained that he could not say any more. Hitler did not revealthe identity of the dreadful organization at that time. He in fact was referring to the
commonly known as the SS. General Walter Schellenberg, former chief of German counter-espionage (
or SD), explained after the war:The SS organisation (sic) had been constituted, by Himmler, according to theprinciples of the Jesuits’ Order. Their regulations and the Spiritual Exercisesprescribed by Ignatius of Loyola were the model Himmler tried to copy exactly.
General Schellenberg revealed that the upper echelons of the SS were sent on a retreatonce a year to Wewelsburg Castle in Westphalia to take part in the “meditations” devised byIgnatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Adolph Hitler said: “I can see Himmler as our
Ignatius of Loyola.” Keep in mind that Himmler was the “Reichsfuhrer SS” (Supreme Chief
of the SS). That title was intended to be the equivalent of the Jesuits’ “General.” Himmler
was also in charge of the German secret police, known as the Gestapo. The Jesuit General,Count Halke von Ledochowski, arranged for a special unit within the SS Central Security Servicewhere most of the main posts were held by Roman Catholic priests wearing the black shirt SSuniforms. The head of this special unit was Heinrich Himmler’s uncle, who was a Jesuitpriest.
Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler and many members of the Nazi party’s old guard were Roman
Catholic. It should be pointed out that they each of them, as well as a majority of the Nazileadership, had Jewish ancestry, the significance of that fact will be discussed in a subsequentchapter. Franz Von Papen, former Chancellor of Germany, the Pope’s secret chamberlain, andthe mainspring of the concordat between Germany and the Vatican, said: “The Third Reich is thefirst world power which not only acknowledges but also puts into practice the high principles of the papacy.”
What did the apostles of blind obedience, the Jesuits, write regarding the Nazimovement? They pointed out at every opportunity the reality that the Nazi movement andRoman Catholicism were one and the same. For example, Jesuit theologian Michaele Schamausin “Empire and the Church,” his 1933 series of studies on the subject said the following:‘Empire and the Church’ is a series of writings which should help the building upof the Third Reich as it unites a national-socialist state to Catholic-christianity . . .The national-socialist movement is the most vigorous and massive protest againstthe spirit of the 19th and 20th centuries. . . . A Compromise between the Catholicfaith and liberal thinking is impossible. . . . Nothing is more contrary toCatholicism than democracy. . . . The re-awakened meaning of ‘strict authority’opens up again the way to the real interpretation of ecclesiastical authority. . . .The mistrust of liberty is founded on the Catholic doctrine of original sin. . . . Thenational-socialist Commandments and those of the Catholic Church have the sameaim.
Kurt Gerstein, a covert member of the evangelical opposition to Hitler, became an SSofficer in order to discover the secret of the concentration camps and tell it to the world. Hebrought his report to the pope’s personal representative in Berlin. When the papal attache foundout why Gerstein wanted to see him, the attache refused to see Gerstein. It was important that theVatican hide its involvement. They couldn’t have someone running around telling the world thatthe pope knows about the persecution and yet is remaining silent. The Pope didn’t need Gersteinto tell him what was happening in Germany. There were tens of thousands of Catholic prieststhroughout Europe. They saw houses emptied, whole villages deported. They heard theconfessions of the Catholic Nazi SS, and authoritative information was sent to the Vaticanthrough its own diplomats. Catholic priests, on orders from the Vatican, were taking active
part in the extermination of the Jews.In his 1937 work the “Great Apologetics,” the Catholic Abbe Jean Vieujan stated that“[t]o accept the principle of the Inquisition, one only needs a Christian mentality, and this is whatmany Christians lack. . . . The church has no such timidity.”
The northern part of Germany was predominately Protestant. The fountainhead andstronghold of the Nazi movement in Germany, though, was Bavaria in south Germany, whichwas predominately Roman Catholic. German Roman Catholics joined the Nazi party
and enthusiastically supported the Hitler regime. The Roman Catholics were accustomed toauthoritarian government in their religious lives, which made them naturally enthusiastic
supporters of the authoritarian Nazi civil government. “The German Catholic supported
Hitler’s wars not only because such support was required by the Nazi rulers but also because hisreligious leaders formally called upon him to do so. . . . [B]y example and open encouragement,the Catholic press and the Catholic organizations gave their total commitment to the nation’scause.”