Murder In The Vaticanby Lucien Gregoire
"A monumental work of twentieth century capitalism as it was jointly embraced by the Vatican and the United States and those caught up in it. Top-shelf CIA-Vatican intrigue." T. Francis Elliott, London Times._____ Driven by Paul VI's edicts 'Populorum Progressio' and 'Liberation Theology,' there were two fronts on which the CIA was confronted by communism as a democratic society-Italy and Central America. If Italy fell to communism, all of Europe would surely follow. If Central America fell to communism, all of Latin America would surely follow. It was in these parts of the world communism was raising its head as the will of the people that was so dangerous to the United States and its capitalistic allies. Henry Kissinger sounded the alarm, "Domination by Moscow is not the issue. Communist control of Italy and Central America is the issue. It would have terrible consequences for the United States and it is the number one threat to its national security." On the afternoon of March 13, 1978, fifteen men sat around a table in a sidewalk café in a remote mountain village in northern Italy. In casual clothes, they went unnoticed, though one was the reigning Pontiff, and another Aldo Moro, and the others ranking cardinals of poverty stricken countries who comprised the leadership of the Marxist movement in the Church and the western world. They left at four o'clock. Aldo reserved the table "for this time next year." On March 13, 1979, Cardinals Benelli and Felici decided not to travel to Vittorio Veneto that day. After all, all the others were dead. They, themselves, unaware of their impending doom, were, too, as good as dead. _____ "One beautiful life...explodes into a trail of death and destruction in the Roman Catholic Church." Howard Jason Smith, Boston Globe.
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Unlike Yallop who cites not a single press reference (In God's Name), 'Gregoire backs up what he has to say with hundreds of press references and scores of photos that followed this revolutionist through his twenty years as a bishop. What's more, he provides photos of American headlines which billed the newly elected John Paul 1st as a 'moderate liberal who would change doctrine in those cases it imposed unfair restraints of the lives of innocent people' and Italian headlines-where he was better known-which went so far as to tab him a 'reckless progressive.' By 'innocent people' is meant women, the remarried, homosexuals and the poor. 'Murder in the Vatican' references Internet film clips which recorded this good man's papacy including the cover quote which struck at the basic canon upon which the United States is founded, "It is the inalienable right of no man to accumulate wealth beyond the necessary while other men starve to death because they have nothing." This man did many incredible things which would be considered outlandish for a bishop today much less in his day-unbelievable to say the least. If you are the type who has to see it to believe it, this is the book for you. A hundred plus photos back up what the author has to say.
After reading this book, the death of John Paul I causes me even greater heartache. This was a man who would have healed the Church and brought back a vibrancy lacking for 2000 years. Instead, the Church is dying more and more each day, completely out of touch with what the world truly needs.