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Pope was investigating Knights Templar before his election
theinsider.org ^ | 30 April 2005 | "The Insider"

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. ***

Pope’s probe into Hertford’s 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 Pope’s 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 Brown’s 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 Mercury’s 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.”

SOURCE

Hertfordshire Mercury, “Pope’s probe into Hertford’s Templars”, page 25, 29 April 2005.
http://www.herts-essex-news.co.uk/news/mercury/hertfordshire_mercury/
Archived: http://www.theinsider.org/mailing/article.asp?id=1149


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; History; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: benedictxvi; cary; cathars; catholic; conspiracy; demolay; freemasonry; freemasons; knightstemplar; masons; secretsocieties; templars
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1 posted on 05/26/2005 3:56:57 PM PDT by Destro
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To: Destro
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 Pope’s homeland, Bavaria, where he became a member of Hitler Youth, is also the homeland of a mysterious secret society, the Illuminati.

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.

2 posted on 05/26/2005 4:04:02 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA
On a Templar tangent Iraq's 'devil-worshippers' seek constitutional rights
3 posted on 05/26/2005 4:19:41 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

OMG! Should I make my husband drop out of the Knights of Columbus?

(/ ...)


4 posted on 05/26/2005 4:25:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm a shallow, demagoguic sectarian because it's easier than working for a living.)
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To: JimSEA

It does sound wacka-wacka.


5 posted on 05/26/2005 4:27:51 PM PDT by TheGeezer
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To: Destro

This is rediculous. And the Pope didn't show ambition to want to become the Pope either.


6 posted on 05/26/2005 4:27:53 PM PDT by ndkos (Benedict XVI - Bringing in the real springtime of Vatican II)
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To: TheGeezer

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.


7 posted on 05/26/2005 4:29:53 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Destro

Thanks! Facinating posts.


8 posted on 05/26/2005 4:32:06 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Destro

At last! A Pope who's seen the fnords!


9 posted on 05/26/2005 4:54:16 PM PDT by Grut
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To: ndkos; Tax-chick; TheGeezer; Knitting A Conundrum

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.


10 posted on 05/26/2005 5:22:38 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
I also heard there was a link between Benedict XVI and the Kennedy assassination. If you watch frame 475 of the Zepruder film, you can clearly see the outline of a bishop's miter somewhere in the vicinity of the grassy knoll.

But, of course, it's commonly knowledge that the Vatican co-opted the Warren Commission. So there was a complete cover up of this.

/major sarcasm

11 posted on 05/26/2005 5:40:58 PM PDT by GipperGal (Yes, Maureen, the Cafeteria is closed. Please step away from the salad bar and join the Unitarians.)
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To: GipperGal

see # 10.


12 posted on 05/26/2005 5:44:11 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

I know, but I got on a roll and had to share! :)


13 posted on 05/26/2005 5:45:45 PM PDT by GipperGal (Yes, Maureen, the Cafeteria is closed. Please step away from the salad bar and join the Unitarians.)
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To: Tax-chick

Only if he's less than a third degree member. :)

Just joking. I'm a member of the KoC - fourth degree member.


14 posted on 05/26/2005 5:55:40 PM PDT by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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My husband is a 4th Degree Knight, too. Vivat Jesus!


15 posted on 05/26/2005 6:02:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm a shallow, demagoguic sectarian because it's easier than working for a living.)
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To: Tax-chick

Vivat Jesus!

and...

Vivat Benedictus XVI.


16 posted on 05/26/2005 6:13:04 PM PDT by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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To: Baraonda

Bump that! I'm still so excited about the Rat-zinger that I run outdoors and shriek for no apparent reason :-).


17 posted on 05/26/2005 6:22:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm a shallow, demagoguic sectarian because it's easier than working for a living.)
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To: Tax-chick; Baraonda

That's because you're CRAYYYYY-ZEE :-)


18 posted on 05/26/2005 6:24:02 PM PDT by cyborg (tagline under construction)
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To: cyborg

Well, yeah ... so what?


19 posted on 05/26/2005 6:25:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm a shallow, demagoguic sectarian because it's easier than working for a living.)
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To: Tax-chick

LOL who wouldn't be? Why everytime the Pope opens his mouth, I hear the sound of a liberal crying. Ain't it great?


20 posted on 05/26/2005 6:26:07 PM PDT by cyborg (tagline under construction)
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To: JimSEA
It does worry me that tin foil was not readily available in 1300 AD.

If you were wealthy, you could afford one of these:


21 posted on 05/26/2005 6:29:02 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Tax-chick; ninenot; sittnick

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.


22 posted on 05/27/2005 12:44:41 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Destro

Is this the equivalent of the "Star" newspaper found in grocery stores here in the US?


23 posted on 05/27/2005 1:52:45 PM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, Tomas Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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24 posted on 11/22/2005 9:58:23 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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