Skip to comments.Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election
Posted on 05/26/2005 3:56:57 PM PDT by Destro
Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election
"The Insider" mailing list article, 30 April 2005.
*** The new Pope, Benedict XVI, was actively investigating secret societies including the Knights Templar and the Illuminati, it was revealed yesterday. Details were exposed by a local newspaper in Hertfordshire, England. Cardinal Ratzinger was head of the Inquisition, the arm of the Church set up to investigate, persecute or eliminate heretics. But the curious thing is, we now know that he started his investigation shortly before he was elected as the new Pope. Did he know something? He certainly made no secret of his ambition to become Pope. ***
Popes probe into Hertfords Templars
THE NEW POPE has reportedly made inquiries into a secret society in Hertford, the Knights Templar.
He is thought to have contacted a top Hertfordshire historian and a records officer at County Hall in Hertford.
The inquiries follow the Templars demand last December for a papal apology by 2007 for their persecution by the Vatican almost 700 years ago.
The demand which the Vatican was said to be seriously considering made international headlines after it was exclusively revealed by the Mercury. The news also appeared in national newspapers, including The Times, The Independent, and The Guardian.
Now we have received new information that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger made the calls prior to his election as Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month.
A source told the Mercury that the German cardinal contacted local history expert Dr Alan Thompson at the University of Hertfordshire. The anonymous source also pointed out that the Popes homeland, Bavaria, where he became a memeber of Hitler Youth, is also the homeland of a mysterious secret society, the Illuminati.
After we asked him to confirm the claim, Dr Thompson said: I was contacted some time ago by a previous cardinal ... but I don't want to talk any more about it.
Tim Acheson, a modern-day Templar, commented: The professor may not want to give anything away, but there is an important clue in his reply. The previous cardinal can only refer to one man Ratzinger.
In Dan Browns best-selling novel, Angels and Demons, the Illuminati takes revenge on the Vatican. Mr Acheson speculated, Ratzinger is on record suggesting that Freemasonry was set up to persecute Christianity. Perhaps it is the revenge of the Templars that the Church fears, since the origin of Freemasonry is rooted in the persecution of the Templars by the Church.
Before he became Pope, Cardinal Ratzinger led the Vatican committee once known as the Inquisition. Among its roles is to consider apologies to groups persecuted by the church.
Such groups include the Knights Templar, a secretive Order of warrior monks who were persecuted by King Phillip IV of France and Pope Clement V from October 13, 1307.
The Mercurys source also claimed that the cardinal contacted Herts County Council's environmental records officer, Alison Tinneswood.
Ms Tinneswood would not comment this week and, seeking refuge in the Data Protection Act, a Herts County. Council spokesman refused to confirm or deny that a member of staff had been contacted by the Vatican.
A press officer for the Holy See pledged to look into the matter.
Mr Acheson observes an ironic historical connection between the Templars and the name of the new Pope.
He added, cryptically: The pontiff chose Benedict as his papal title, a name with special significance for the Knights Templar. The Rule of the Templars, which is like a code of conduct for the Order, was originally known as the Rule of Benedict.
Hertfordshire Mercury, Popes probe into Hertfords Templars, page 25, 29 April 2005.
This is enough to make the day for a platoon of conspiracy junkies. It does worry me that tin foil was not readily available in 1300 AD.
OMG! Should I make my husband drop out of the Knights of Columbus?
It does sound wacka-wacka.
This is rediculous. And the Pope didn't show ambition to want to become the Pope either.
lots and lots of wacka out there. And a lot of people who want to believe it too... We should start up a tin-foil beanie concession.
Thanks! Facinating posts.
At last! A Pope who's seen the fnords!
Sorry for the first part of the article - the second part is an actual story about the Templar's is free of hokum but the original link to that story is lost.
But, of course, it's commonly knowledge that the Vatican co-opted the Warren Commission. So there was a complete cover up of this.
see # 10.
I know, but I got on a roll and had to share! :)
Only if he's less than a third degree member. :)
Just joking. I'm a member of the KoC - fourth degree member.
My husband is a 4th Degree Knight, too. Vivat Jesus!
Vivat Benedictus XVI.
Bump that! I'm still so excited about the Rat-zinger that I run outdoors and shriek for no apparent reason :-).
That's because you're CRAYYYYY-ZEE :-)
Well, yeah ... so what?
LOL who wouldn't be? Why everytime the Pope opens his mouth, I hear the sound of a liberal crying. Ain't it great?
If you were wealthy, you could afford one of these:
Hey, what they are really complaining about is that King Philip IV of France (aka Philip the Fair) burned Jacques DeMolay and a few of his rebellious knights at the stake at the request of the pope. Simple justice! Nothing to see here! Move along. Oh, and no apologies and no reparations for what was only right and just.
Is this the equivalent of the "Star" newspaper found in grocery stores here in the US?