Portugal Newspaper Shows Pope John XXIII Was a Practicing Freemason

Omar.jpg smallEditor’s Note: martyspar @martyspar on twitter brought this my attention. Thanks Marty and thank you Mr. Szymanski, whose work I much admire. 

Those of you who know my work also know that I do not consider the Catholic Church or Papacy a legitimate Apostolic prophetic source of true guidance.  Quite the opposite is the case in my opinion according to both personal experience and a tremendous amount of research.  For details see Trinity, the Metamorphosis of Myth, which destroys their theological platform; and Cains Creed, the Cult(s) of Rome, which reveals their Byzantine play on their sheep and history.

As for this revelation.  It is not surprising but rather good to document and have people take note as these creatures of the night are still on the world stage as Satan’s leading disciples; Freemason and not.  – oz


Portugal Newspaper Shows Pope John XXIII Was a Practicing Freemason

Other allegations surface showing John XXIII was closely associated with Communists and Freemasons, as he and his followers illegally usurped the papacy from the lawfully elected and true Pontiff, Pope Gregory XVII.

19 Sep 2006


By Greg Szymanski

After the Vatican Bank scandal erupted in the early 1980’s, French and Italian news publications listed the names of more than 150 high ranking bishops, archbishops and cardinals who were active members of Freemasonry, including the P2 Masonic Lodge and other dark and sinister secret societies.

The startling information never was publicized in the United States, but the implications should have been devastating to practicing Catholics worldwide since affiliation with Freemasonry is against Canon Law and grounds for immediate expulsion from the Roman Catholic Church.

As damning as the Masonic connections should have been to the Vatican, nothing happened as the allegations were quickly swept under the rug while those high level Vatican priests connected to Freemasonry actually flourished in positions of Vatican power.

However, as bad as it was for high-ranking bishops to be connected with Masonry, now comes even more shocking allegations that Angelo Roncalli, a.k.a. Pope John XXIII was also a practicing Freemason.

The following article, originally published in the Portugal Daily Newspaper on Nov. 12, 2002, and never seeing the light of day in America, proves beyond a reasonable doubt even the highest leader of the Roman Catholic Church was serving a devilish master instead of following and spreading the word of God.

Not only was Roncalli subject to immediate expulsion from the Church for his duplicitous and satanic actions, other recently declassified FBI documents showed Roncalli illegally usurped the papacy by force, at the 1958 Papal Conclave, from the lawfully elected and true Pontiff, Gregory XVII, formally Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa, Italy.


Here is the 2002 Portugal news article:

The Portugal Daily News  (November 11, 2002)

Fátima International (FI), an historic review organization with offices in Australia, USA, Paraguay and Portugal, has issued a further press release claiming that Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, who was elected as Pope John XXlll in 1958, was a Freemason. In 1994 the Portuguese newspapers “O Dia” and “Correio de Domingo” published a summary of FI’s investigations into the case, which stated that Pope John XXlll [Roncalli] had been initiated into a secret society, the Order of Rosicrucians, whilst serving as the Vatican’s Charge d´Affairs in Paris during 1935.

A spokesman for FI told THE NEWS that Virgilio Guito, former head of the Italian Grande Oriente Masonic Lodges, in a statement published by the French newspaper “30 Days”, said: “It seems that Pope John XXIII has been initiated in Paris, and participated in the works of the Lodges in Istanbul”. The spokesman said that as leader of Italian Masonry, Guito would be in a position to know with certainty if Angelo Roncalli had been initiated into the Order in Paris. “It would be incredibly reckless of him to make such a statement if it were not true” he said.

According to Carpi’s book, during his Nunciature in Turkey, Roncalli was admitted “into the sect of the Temple” receiving the name “Brother John” – Prophesies of John XXIII, Pier Carpi, p. 52.

The implications of FI’s disclosures are of tremendous importance to Catholics worldwide. Under Canon Law any Catholic who […] becomes a Mason is ipso facto excommunicated from the Church. The consequence regarding Angelo Roncalli, would have been that as an excommunicate it would have been impossible for him to be elected pope. FI also points out that any decrees issued by Roncalli under the mantle of the Papacy would therefore be null and void, including the convoking of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.

Long-standing suspicions regarding John XXIII’s links to Masonry were further aroused in 1977, fourteen years after his death. Of particular interest was an advertisement published in the USA, Boston Pilot Magazine, which was offering for sale replicas of John XXIII’s pectoral cross. The cross was decorated with several Masonic symbols and had been authorised for sale by Archbishop Capovilla of Loreto, Italy, with the backing of the Vatican.

The Australian Robert Bergin, a founder member of FI who died in 1996, spent the last years of his life in Portugal, where he financed several publications detailing the facts linking the plight of Roncalli to the prophecies given by the Virgin Mary at Fátima in 1917. His efforts to persuade the Vatican to investigate Roncalli’ s Masonic connections were unsuccessful.

This was of little surprise, as in 1976 the Vatican had failed to respond to the Italian journal, Burghese, which had published a list of over one hundred bishops and cardinals who it claimed were Freemasons. The list was purported to have been taken from the Italian Masonic Register and included the initiation dates and code names assigned to each of the clerics involved.

Furthermore, the “Siri Thesis/Fact,” holds that actually Cardinal Giuseppe Siri was elected pope after the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958, but the newly-elected Pope (Gregorius XVII, formerly Cardinal Siri) was threatened [i.e. put under grave duress at the conclave], prevented from taking the Papal Chair and illegally replaced by Roncalli aka “pope” John XXIII.

As reported on the Immaculate Heart web site, here is a sermon by Fr. Louis J. Campbell given on the last Sunday after Pentecost on Nov. 23, 2003, addressing the issue of Pope Gregory XVII as well as other problems within the hierarchy of the Church:


His Holiness Gregory XVII

Those who are “filled with knowledge of God’s will, in all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (Col.1:9), are able to read the signs of the times. They look for those things spoken of by Jesus in today’s Gospel from the twenty-fourth chapter of St. Matthew, by which we may know that His Second Coming is near. Christians have always looked for signs of the Lord’s return, although St. Paul says in Second Thessalonians that the proximate signs of His coming are the “the great apostasy” and the appearing of the “man of sin” the Antichrist.

“We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance, or by letter attributed to us, as though the day of the Lord were near at hand. Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God” (2Thess.2:1-4).

To ignore the signs sent by God is to invite disaster. God sent the Blessed Virgin to Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, to warn the world of the dangers threatened by Communist Russia. If her requests for prayer and sacrifice were not heeded, she said that Russia “will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated.” Pope Pius XII, the “Fatima Pope,” took her message seriously, although he failed to make the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart together with all the bishops of the world, as she had requested.

If the Revolution of which Our Lady spoke, which began in France and was exported to Russia, were to succeed in becoming global, it would first have to neutralize the Catholic Church, the greatest enemy of the Revolution. Popes like Pius XII could no longer be tolerated. At the time of his death in 1958, the Church and the hierarchy were already riddled with Communist and Masonic infiltrators, agents of change ready to move in for the kill.

Pope Pius had promoted as his successor Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, ardent foe of Communism and defender of the true faith, who would no doubt have followed through with Our Lady’s wishes. At the conclave that followed the death of the old Pope, Siri was elected both on the third and fourth ballots, and took the name of Gregory XVII, a fact which is attested to even by documents recently declassified by the FBI, and cited in a recent book. [“The Vatican Exposed” by Paul Williams, pgs. 90-92, Notes p. 243, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 2003. In it Williams cites as his sources the Department of State secret dispatch, “John XXIII” , November 20, 1958, declassified November 11, 1974, and “Cardinal Siri”, April 10, 1961, declassified February 28, 1994; the book Murder in the Vatican, Manhattan, page 29-32; and by John Cooney in his book The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman, 1988, Times Books, as well as Louis Remy in his article “The Pope: Could he be Cardinal Siri?” in Sous La Banniere.

According to the writer on the Immaculate Heart web page, the following conclusions can be drawn:

  •  “This should finally be enough to convince the skeptics that the so-called “Siri Theory” is no theory at all, but an historical fact. It is the best explanation why for more than forty years under the “conciliar popes” the Church has been revolutionized, and the true Church is now in a state of eclipse.”


The following is an AP story documenting the confusion regarding the 1958 papal election:

VATICAN CITY (AP) 1958 A.D. – Cardinals balloted Sunday without electing a pope.

A mix-up in smoke signals made it appear for about half an hour that Pius XII’s successor had been chosen. For a time 200,000 Romans and tourists in huge Saint Peter’s Square were certain the church had a new pontiff. Millions of others who listened to radios throughout Italy and Europe also were certain. They were certain. They heard the Vatican speaker shout exultantly: ‘A pope is elected..”

  •  “The scene around the Vatican was one of incredible confusion. White smoke from a little chimney atop the Vatican is the traditional signal announcing the election of a new pope. Black smoke indicates failure. Twice during the day smoke billowed from the chimney. At noon the smoke at first came white but it quickly turned unquestionably black. This was the sign the cardinals had failed to elect on the first two ballots, at nightfall white smoke billowed from the slender chimney for a full five minutes. For all the outside world knew, a new pontiff had been chosen.”
  •  “Clouds of smoke were caught in search lights trained on the Sistine Chapel chimney. ‘Bianco! Bianco!’ roared many in the crowd. ‘White, white.’
  • “The Vatican Radio announced the smoke was white. The announcer declared the cardinals at that moment probably were going through the rites of adoration for a new supreme pontiff. For a long time Vatican Radio stuck to its insistence the smoke was white.”
  • “Even high Vatican officials were fooled. Callori di Vignale, governor of the conclave, and Sigismondo Chigi, the conclave Marshall, rushed to takeup the positions assigned to them. The Palatine Guard was called from its barracks and ordered to prepare to go to St. Peter’s Basilica for (the) announcement of the new pope’s name. But the guard was ordered back to barracks before it reached the square. The Swiss Guard was also alerted.”
  • “Chigi, in an interview with the Italian radio, said uncertainty reigned in the palace. He added that this confusion persisted even after the smoke had subsided and until assurances were received from within the conclave that black smoke was intended. He said he had been at three other conclaves and never before seen smoke as varied in color as Sunday’s. He told newsmen later he would arrange to have the cardinals informed of Sunday’s smoke confusion in the hope that something can be done to remedy the situation Monday.”
  • “Priests and others working within the Vatican grounds saw the white smoke. They started to cheer. They waved kerchiefs enthusiastically, and figures of conclavists — cardinal’s assistants — in the windows of the apostolic palace waved back. Possibly they, too, believed a pope had been elected.”
  • “The crowd waited in agony of suspense. Any pope elected would ordinarily appear on the balcony within twenty minutes. The crowd waited a full half hour now wondering whether the smoke was meant to be black or white. Doubt set in swiftly. Many in the vast crowd began to drift away. But still there was confusion. News media had flashed around the world the word that a new pope had been chosen.”
  • “Telephone calls poured into the Vatican, jamming its exchange. As time wore on and doubts increased, the callers all asked one question: “Black or white?”
  • “After a half hour, radios began to chatter excitedly that the answer was still uncertain. Only well after the time when a new pope should have appeared on the balcony above St. Peter’s Square was it certain that the voting would have to resume Monday at 10 a.m. (3 a.m. CST).

Talking about how the papacy was actually “wrestled” from Pope Gregory by Roncalli who was a friend of Communists and Freemasons, here is the continuation of Fr. Louis Campbell’s sermon:

The world had watched expectantly as white smoke signaled the election of the new pope, the crowds cheered, the papal guard assembled to welcome him, church bells rang all over Italy, and reports of his election flashed around the world. But a momentous struggle was taking place within the conclave, the outcome of which was already “fixed”. Pope Gregory XVII would not be permitted to take his rightful place in the line of the successors of Peter. The papal office was wrested from Siri, and that friend of Communists and Freemasons, Angelo Roncalli, usurped the papal throne as John XXIII.

John XXIII’s address at the opening of Vatican II, the instrument which was to bring about Revolution within the Church, are a rebuke for Pius XII, Cardinal Siri, and the Blessed Virgin Mary herself: “In these modern times,” he said, “they can see nothing but prevarication and ruin. They behave as though at the time of former Councils, everything was a full triumph of the Christian idea and life. We must disagree with these prophets of gloom. Divine Providence is leading us to a New Order of things” (John XXIII, October 11, 1962).

The Freemasons could not conceal their delight that a pope who would implement their “New Order of things” was finally seated on the papal throne, something for which they had long plotted and conspired. He was immediately labeled “Good Pope John.” No friend of Fatima, considering it a hoax, “Good Pope John” would put a stop to it, beginning by refusing to publish the Third Secret of Fatima in 1960, as Our Lady had requested. Fatima would not be allowed to interfere with his grandiose plans for dialogue with Communism, the Great Red Dragon that threatened to envelop both world and Church in its godless ideology.

The dire consequences of ignoring Our Lady’s message at Fatima may be understood from the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sr. Lucy at Rianjo in August, 1931: “Make it known to my ministers that given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, that they shall follow him into misfortune.” Our Lord was referring to the failure of the King of France to consecrate France to His Sacred Heart, as He had requested through St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. The result—Revolution against throne and altar, bloodshed, apostasy, from which France has never recovered. King Louis XVI, the last king of France before the Revolution, was imprisoned and finally executed in 1793. “They shall follow him into misfortune.” Misfortune indeed has fallen upon the papacy and the Church. As a result of ignoring Our Lady’s pleas we have seen two great world wars and worldwide Revolution, while the “great apostasy” predicted by St. Paul marches through the Church like the grim reaper.

A sad epilogue to these events confirms their reality. The final insult to the Blessed Virgin Mary is that her beloved Shrine at Fatima has fallen into the hands of apostates who plan to convert it into an ecumenical center “where all the religions of the world will gather to pay homage to their various gods,” as the recent news release from Portugal put it. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue has denied the report, but plans are already underway, and a hideous new basilica will be built to house the strange new Fatima pilgrims.

But we are getting somewhere. Gradually, the truth leaks out, and everyone will soon realize that the true Church has been eclipsed by a monstrous deception. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will finally triumph, and Jesus Christ will return to claim His Bride, the Church, purified and made holy and immaculate through present trials.  “He who testifies to these things says, ‘It is true, I come quickly!’Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”  (Apoc.22:20). [END SERMON]

Greg Szymanski

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