Is the New Elected Pope a Nazi ?
"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.
Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)
Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.
Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf, Volume 1, Chapter 2, Years of Study and Suffering in Vienna)
The best characterization is provided by the product of this religious education, the Jew himself. His life is only of this world, and his spirit is inwardly as alien to true Christianity as his nature two thousand years previous was to the great founder of the new doctrine. Of course, the latter made no secret of his attitude toward the Jewish people, and when necessary he even took the whip to drive from the temple of the Lord this adversary of all humanity, who then as always saw in religion nothing but an instrument for his business existence. In return, Christ was nailed to the cross, while our present-day party Christians debase themselves to begging for Jewish votes at elections and later try to arrange political swindles with atheistic Jewish parties-- and this against their own nation.
Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf, Volume 1, Chapter 11, Nation and Race)
The greatness of Christianity did not lie in attempted negotiations for compromise with any similar philosophical opinions in the ancient world, but in its inexorable fanaticism in preaching and fighting for its own doctrine.
Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf, Volume 1, Chapter 12 The First Period of Development of the Nationalist Social German Worker's Party)
Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Goering
- With the Catholic Church the Führer ordered a concordat to be concluded by Herr Von Papen. Shortly before that agreement was concluded by Herr Von Papen I visited the Pope myself. I had numerous connections with the higher Catholic clergy because of my Catholic mother, and thus-- I am myself a Protestant-- I had a view of both camps.
- Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Göring (Trial of The Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 1945, Vol.9)
- I myself am not what you might call a churchgoer, but I have gone now and then, and have always considered I belonged to the Church and have always had those functions over which the Church presides-- marriage, christening, burial, et cetera-- carried out in my house by the Church.
- Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Göring (Trial of The Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 1945, Vol.9)
Adolf Hitler was a Catholic
Heinrich Himmler was a Catholic
Reinhard Heydrich was a Catholic
Joseph Goebbels was a Catholic
Rudolf Hoess a Catholic who as commandant at Auschwitz-Birkinau pioneered the use of the Zyklon-B gas that killed half of all Holocaust victims, had strict Catholic parents.
Signing the Concordat is Cardinal Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII). Standing at the far right is Vatican prelate, Montini, later to become Pope Paul VI.
"Why, it has been asked repeatedly, did the Pope not utter a solemn denunciation of this crime against the Jews and against humanity? . . . Why, it has been demanded, did he not give a clear moral and spiritual lead to Catholic priests throughout Europe? In June 1941, when the Vichy French government introduced ‘Jewish laws' closely modeled upon the Nuremberg Laws, the Pope responded to appeals from French bishops by stating that such laws were not in conflict with Catholic teaching. Later efforts by the British, Americans and Poles to persuade the Vatican to publish a specific condemnation of Nazi extermination of the Jews fell on deaf ears. The Pope, came the reply, could only issue a general condemnation of wartime atrocities." "A strong and openly voiced papal line might have silenced those Catholic bishops throughout Europe who actively and fervently collaborated with their Nazi masters. . ." —Ronnie S. Landou, The Nazi Holocaust, pp. 216-217.
Pope Pius XII (1876-1958) was born in 1876 in Rome as Eugenio Pacelli. He studied philosophy at the Gregorian University, learned theology at Sant Apollinare and was ordained in 1899. He entered the Secretariat of State for the Vatican in 1901, became a cardinal in 1929 and was appointed Secretary of State in 1930. Pacelli lived in Germany from 1917, when he was appointed Papal Nuncio in Bavaria, until 1929. He knew what the Nazi party stood for, and was elected Pope in 1939 having said very little about Adolf Hitler’s ideology.
Hitler took power on January 30, 1933. On July 20 that same year, Pacelli and German diplomat Franz Von Papen signed a concordat that granted freedom of practice to the Roman Catholic Church.
"Pacelli was elected Pope on March 2, 1939, and took the name Pius XII. As Pope, he had three official positions. He was head of his church and was in direct communication with bishops everywhere. He was chief of state of the Vatican, with his own diplomatic corps. He was also the Bishop of Rome. In theory, at least, his views could influence 400 million Catholics, including those in all the occupied eastern territories - the Poles, Baltics, Croatians, Slovaks and others." Perl, William, The Holocaust Conspiracy, p. 197.
"Historians point out that any support the Pope did give the Jews came after 1942, once U.S. officials told him that the allies wanted total victory, and it became likely that they would get it. Furthering the notion that any intervention by Pius XII was based on practical advantage rather than moral inclination is the fact that in late 1942, Pius XII began to advise the German and Hungarian bishops that it would be to their ultimate political advantage to go on record as speaking out against the massacre of the Jews." Perl, William, The Holocaust Conspiracy, p.202
The International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission (ICJHC), a group comprised of three Jewish and three Catholic scholars, was appointed in 1999 by the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. In October of 2000, the group of scholars finished their review of the Vatican's archives, and submitted their preliminary findings to the Comission's then-President, Cardinal Edward I Cassidy. Their report, entitled "The Vatican and the Holocaust," laid to rest several of the conventional defenses of Pope Pius XII.
The often-espoused view that the Pontiff was unaware of the seriousness of the situation of European Jewry during the war was definitively found to be inaccurate. Numerous documents demonstrated that the Pope was well-informed about the full extent of the Nazi's anti-Semitic practices. A letter from Konrad von Preysing, Bishop of Berlin, that proved that the Pope was aware of the situation as early as January of 1941, particularly caught the attention of the commission. In that letter, Preysing confirms that "Your Holiness is certainly informed about the situation of the Jews in Germany and the neighboring countries. I wish to mention that I have been asked both from the Catholic and Protestant side if the Holy See could not do something on this subject...in favor of these unfortunates." The letter, which was a direct appeal to the Pope himself, without intermediaries, provoked no response. In 1942, an even more compelling eyewitness account of the mass-murder of Jews in Lwow was sent to the Pope by an archbishop; this, too, garnered no response.
In 1967 Pope Paul VI made Karol Wojtyla (later to become Pope John Paul II) a cardinal. This is the same Pope Paul VI who at the time was known as the Vatican prelate, Montini, at the Signing of the Concordat with Adolf Hitler July 20, 1933
The Catholic Adolf Hitler Received Support From His Church and The Pope Himself
On April 20, 1939, Archbishop Orsenigo celebrated Hitler's birthday. The celebrations, initiated by Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) became a tradition. Each April 20, Cardinal Bertram of Berlin was to send "warmest congratulations to the Fuhrer in the name of the bishops and the dioceses in Germany" and added with "fervent prayers which the Catholics of Germany are sending to heaven on their altars."
(Source: Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII, by John Cornwell)
Hitler greets Müller the "Bishop of the Reich" and Abbot Schachleitner
Hitler Greets a Catholic Cardinal
Catholic Bishops giving the Nazi salute in honor of Hitler (Joseph Goebbels is far right)
The two photos below show the Christianity of Nazis. They were published by Nazis during Hitler's reign:
Mementoes of German solders before the Christian cross and Hitler's Brown Army attending church service
The first photo comes from:
The second comes from:
Germany represented the most Roman Catholic Christianized country in the world in the 1930s and 40s. Nazi soldiers died as Catholics and their grave markers testified to their religion.
Klara Hitler was a pious Catholic mother who raised Hitler according to her beliefs.
Hitler felt grief-stricken over his mother's death. She was buried alongside her husband in Linz, Austria. German soldiers here pay their respects to the grave in 1938.
Note the "Christian" cross on her monument.
(Source: The Importance of Adolf Hitler, by Eleanor H. Ayer, Lucent Books, 1996, p. 25)
Priests giving the Hitler salute
Priests giving the Hitler salute at a Catholic youth rally in the Berlin-Neukolln stadium in August 1933.
(Source: A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen)
So spoke Jesus Christ
A front page of the Nazi publication, Der Stuermer.
The headline reads, "Declaration of the Higher Clergy/So spoke Jesus Christ: You hypocrites who do not see the beam in your own eyes. (See Matthew 7:3-5)
The cartoon depicts a group of Hitler Youth marching
forth to drive the forces of evil from the land. The caption under the
cartoon reads, "We youth step happily forward facing the sun...
With our faith we drive the devil from the land."
When you see a cross
Page from the anti-Semitic German children's book, "Der Giftpilz" (The Poisonous Mushroom)
The text reads, "When you see a cross, then think of the horrible murder by the Jews on Golgotha..."
note the Catholic INRI
Ante Pavelic (center) stands with Giuseppe Ramiro Marcone (left) and Marrussio (?) at a ceremony in Zapresic, Croatia.
Giuseppe Ramiro Marcone, a Benedictine and member of the Roman Academy of St. Thomas Acquinas, was appointed papal legate to Croatia on June 13, 1941. He remained in that position until the defeat of the regime in 1945.
Ante Pavelic (1889-1959), founder of the Ustasa fascist movement and leader of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) during World War II. Trained as a lawyer, Pavelic served as a representative of the Croatian Justice Party in the Yugoslav parliament in the late 1920s. In 1929 following the declaration of the Royal Dictatorship by King Alexander, Pavelic went into exile in Austria, and later, in Italy, where he organized a Croatian terrorist organization, called the Ustasa, that was dedicated to the overthrow of King Alexander. After several attempts, the Ustasa succeeded in assassinating the king, for which Pavelic was sentenced to death in France. Pavelic remained in Italy until April 1941 when Nazi Germany conquered Yugoslavia and sanctioned the establishment of a Croatian state. Pavelic was appointed leader on April 16, 1941. Within weeks of his assumption of power Pavelic issued several decrees to promote the "purification" of Croatia from "alien elements." Over the next four years Pavelic unleashed a reign of terror that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Serbs and tens of thousands of Jews and Gypsies. After the collapse of the NDH in May 1945 Pavelic fled to Austria and then to Italy, where he lived for two years under the protection of the Vatican and Father Krynoslav Draganovic. In 1948 he resurfaced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he organized the Croatian Liberation movement. Following an attempt on his life in April 1957, Pavelic fled to Spain, where he died in December 1959.
[Source: The Pavelic Papers: An Independent Project Researching the
History of the Ustase Movement, 1929-2003, "Ante Pavelic," n.d.
Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic makes his first state visit to Nazi Germany 16 June 1941. From left to right: Pavelic, Hitler, Hermann Goering
Croatian leader Ante Pavelic and Field Marshal Slavko Kvaternik talk to a group of nuns at an unidentified camp or institution.
[Source: The Pavelic Papers: An
Independent Project Researching the History of the Ustase Movement,
1929-2003, "Ante Pavelic," n.d.
Croatian political and religious leaders sit in the audience at an unidentified ceremonial gathering.
Pictured in the front row from left to right are: Minister of the Interior Andrija Artukovic (second from the left in the dark suit), Papal legate Giuseppe Ramiro Marcone, and Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac.
Pope John Paul II Continued to Support the Nazi Ante Pavelic
Croatia, Oct. 3, 1998
Pope John Paul II beatified Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac at a huge open-air service at the shrine of Marija Bistrica, the most important place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics in Croatia. This is the final step to making him a saint in the Roman Catholic Institution.During World War II the Independent State of Croatia was to be 100% Roman Catholic. Anybody not conforming was to be totally liquidated.
"The other focal point of my apostolic visit was the celebration of the 1,700th anniversary of the city and the Church of Split. Both these events were accompanied by a Marian pilgrimage: first to the national shrine of Marija Bistrica and then to Our Lady of the Island in Solin, the oldest shrine in Croatia dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. This is a very important fact. Indeed, when a people experiences the hour of the passion and the cross, it feels closer than ever to the Mother of Christ, who becomes a sign of hope and comfort. So it was for my homeland, Poland; so it was for Croatia, and for every Christian nation sorely tried by historical events." See: JOHN PAUL II GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday 7 October 1998
Croatia, July,11 2003
Pope John Paul II a third time speaks of the love of God Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac gave to the faithful at the shrine of Marija Bistrica. As anyone not conforming to the Co-Redemptrix of the mother of Christ is to be totally liquidated as the kingdom is brought in during the Third Millennium.
During the Second World War in Yugoslavia, Catholic priests and Muslim clerics were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nations Serbian, Jewish and Roma population. From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos by the Roma), killing over 800,000 Yugoslav citizens - 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Roma. In these crimes, the Croatian Ustasha and Muslim fundamentalists were openly supported by the Vatican, the Archbishop of Zagreb Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac (1898-1960), and the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. Many of the victims of the Pavelic regime in Croatia were killed in the war's third largest death camp - Jasenovac, where over 200,000 people - mainly Orthodox Serbs met their deaths. Some 240,000 were "rebaptized" into the Catholic faith by fundamentalist Clerics in "the Catholic Kingdom of Croatia" as part of the policy to "kill a third, deport a third, convert a third" of Yugoslavia's Serbs, Jews and Roma in wartime Bosnia and Croatia (The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican, Vladimar Dedijer, Anriman-Verlag, Freiburg, Germany, 1988).
"Jewish groups have long maintained that Vatican officials help former Nazi officers to flee to Latin America and that Catholic monasteries and convents gave them refuge...It has also been claimed that gold taken from Jews by the Fascist wartime regime in Croatia, a Catholic country, was transferred to the Vatican for safe-keeping, although the Vatican has denied this.'I have personally seen documents in the Buenos Aires archives showing that Ante Pavelic, the Croat Fascist leader, arrived in Argentina dressed as a priest and carrying a certificate of safe conduct from the Vatican,' Mr Samuels said.Shimon Samuels is the head of international relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre -- which has brought numerous former Nazi criminals to book...He was appalled to learn that the Vatican was considering the beatification of Pius XII. This would be 'a morally inadmissible act. Pius XII sold the soul of the Church to the Nazi Devil." Richard Owen, "Pope's apology to Jews attacked as empty gesture," The Times (London) Oct 30, 1997
The Pavelic Papers "The Pavelic Papers is an independent research project exploring the history of the Ustase movement, one of the most resilient and brutal terrorist organizations in history. Our aim is to compose a narrative (and make available primary and secondary documents to the wider public) focusing on the entire history of the Ustase movement, spanning more than seven decades, from their beginnings among Croat exiles in Vienna, Austria to the killing fields of the Independent State of Croatia and the fugitive shores of Buenos Aires and America..."
US Congress: H.Res 235 IH May 14, 2003: A resolution introduced in the US House of Representatives "urging the Government of Argentina to build upon the steps it has taken to shed light on the relocation to Argentina of Nazis and other war criminals" - including, by name, Ante Pavelic
A vow of silence Did gold stolen by Croatian fascists reach the Vatican? US News & World Report, 3/30/98 by Susan Headden