10 “devilish” things that may be stored in the Vatican’s closed archives
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The Vatican Secret Archives, which were founded as far back as 1611 by Pope Paul V, are an ultra-secure repository for the most ancient and valuable documents of the Church. Access to the archives has always been restricted, even today only Vatican officials and scientists are allowed inside.
And the Vatican archives can only be accessed with a letter of recommendation, and only a couple of people a year are allowed in. Moreover, scientists have to indicate exactly what documents they need… And they do not even know exactly what is inside the archives. And this situation causes a lot of curiosities. Today there are at least 10 theories about what the Vatican is hiding in its archives
1. Porn collection
The Copenhagen Erotic Museum claims that the Vatican has the largest porn collection in the world. Other notables, including William F. Buckley, Jr. and academic Camille Paglia, confirm the same. As plausible as this may sound, there seems to be little truth in such rumors. At least the Kinsey Institute found no “strawberries” when its scientists examined the Vatican archives on microfilm.
Others believe that the Vatican is unlikely to have made copies of all its materials. And, even more unlikely, would have given the Kinsey Institute access to them. In any case, a number of other eyewitnesses claim to have seen thousands of erotic volumes. Anyway, the Vatican has a long tradition of erotic “art.
In the 16th century, for example, one of Raphael’s students, Giulio Romano, was commissioned to decorate Cardinal Bibbiena’s bathroom with a series of 16 frescoes, each depicting a unique sexual pose in detail. Naturally, copies of these paintings leaked “out” and appeared in a book called “Poses of Aretino.”
2. The Genealogy of Jesus
The idea that Jesus was married and had children has become prevalent thanks to Dan Brown, and for good reason. Virtually nothing is known about Christ’s life between his childhood and the period when he was over 30 years old, just a few years before his crucifixion. Naturally, it is possible that he started a family during this time, and this raises questions about genealogy. According to some theorists, the specific details of his lineage are hidden in the Vatican archives.
After all, if anyone alive today turned out to be a direct descendant of Jesus Christ (and therefore of God), the implications for the Church would be enormous. At the very least, the Pope would be useless. This is an irresistible theory, but in reality it is not so simple. Whatever information the Vatican has about the early descendants of Christ, there would be too many (with each generation over 2 millennia, the genealogy would constantly “branch out”) to trace back to the present day.
3. the Gospel of Peace
On a shelf in a closed part of the archives in 1923, the academic and bishop Edmond Bordeaux Sekely found an ancient Aramaic manuscript. It contained, he said, the teachings of the Jesseites, a Jewish mystical sect that lived completely cut off from society. The Jesseites were mentioned by several ancient historians, including Philo, Pliny, and Josephus, and were known for their “communistic” lifestyle.
But it is interesting that the complete lack of mention of them in the New Testament has led some to believe that they were in fact the ones who wrote it, and that Jesus himself was an Yessey. There are many parallels between the two groups to support such a theory, including the importance of baptism and prophecy, as well as a general emphasis on charity and goodwill.
The Essaians also showed an aversion to Old Testament-style human sacrifice, preferring instead to sacrifice vegetables. This last point was of particular interest to Sekeli, who claimed that the Essenes were vegetarians by order of Christ. Unfortunately, no one has yet seen the manuscript.
It is also doubtful that Sekeli has seen it either, since there is no record of his visit to the Archives. Also, given that the scholar was a rather radical vegetarian activist, most think he did his best to lend his beliefs “divinity.”
4. “Le Dragon Rouge.”
The Great Grimoire is one of the few items on this list that is known to actually exist, although who wrote it, and when it happened, is unknown. Perhaps it was discovered in King Solomon’s tomb in 1750, or perhaps it was written much later. In any case, the grimoire is said to contain a ritual for summoning Lucifugus Rofokale, Prime Minister of Hell, as well as other inhabitants of the underworld.
Apparently, the summoner must also give up his soul in this process, of which the 19th-century occultist E. E. Waite said that only “a dangerous maniac or an irresponsible criminal could carry it out.” Grimoires have circulated throughout history, but no grimoire has had as extensive a knowledge of invocation as this one, which was considered “the most violent in the world.” A French translation of the grimoire “Le Dragon Rouge” made its way to the Caribbean, where it is said to still be in use.
5. “The Secrets of Fatima.”
In 1917, three child shepherds from Fatima, Portugal had 3 prophetic visions of the Virgin Mary. Known as “The Three Secrets of Fatima,” the first and second dealt with the nature of Hell and the emergence of Communist Russia. The Virgin claimed that if her calls were not heeded, wars, famine, persecution, and the spread of “the errors of Russia” throughout the world were inevitable.
These first two secrets were published in 1941, but the secret of the third was kept quiet. It is known that it was sealed in an envelope and given to the Bishop of Leiria, who deposited it, unopened, in the Vatican secret archives. In 1959, the envelope was delivered to Pope John XXIII; after some discussion, however, he decided not to look inside.
It was not until 1965 that someone actually read the prophecy, and even then Pope Paul VI refused to make it public. Pope John Paul II also read it after the assassination attempt in 1981, but similarly continued the prophecy in secret. However, he immediately dedicated the Earth to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, perhaps hinting at the seriousness of its contents.
Finally, in 2000, John Paul II revealed: the prophecy claims that an apocalyptic battle between good and evil is to take place, and the Pope would be the central figure in that battle. The description of the Portuguese child’s vision can now be read online, but some refuse to believe it is complete. Even Pope Benedict XVI suggested in 2010 that the real “Third Secret of Fatima” has yet to be revealed (though the Vatican denies it).
6. Extraterrestrial Artifacts.
While the Vatican may be focused on the past, it is actually quite progressive, at least as far as science and technology are concerned. In particular, the Vatican admits the possibility of extraterrestrial life, holds conferences on astrobiology, and uses the Vatican Observatory to find Earth-like planets. Presumably, the Church has known about alien civilizations for centuries.
Long before the Roswell incident, she was allegedly collecting UFO remains and artifacts, as well as technical documents to create “alien” weapons, according to some people. While there is quite a bit of evidence to support this claim, the purpose of the Vatican Archives has long been to hide knowledge that the world is not prepared for. For example, this is perfectly evident in the hiding of the “Third Secret of Fatima.”
Moreover, according to the theory of extraterrestrial concealment, the Archives are not the only repository of this kind of knowledge. Supposedly, the Great Pyramid at Giza served essentially the same function, hiding alien artifacts and startling revelations from the people of the ancient world. This, theorists claim, is the reason Napoleon and Hitler made their way to the pyramids after spending some time in the Vatican.
Father Pellegrino Ernetti, who died in 1992, claimed to have seen the ancient Roman senator Cicero give a speech in 63 B.C. And that was not the only thing he saw. He and his team, Ernetti claimed, saw Napoleon and his speeches, as well as Jesus at the Last Supper and even the crucifixion. Using a device called a “chronovisor,” they could view any historical event they wanted–just as if they were watching television.
According to Ernetti, the device was developed in collaboration with leading scientists Enrico Fermi (who developed the first nuclear reactor) and Werner von Braun (the first space rockets), and could not only show but also record images. In 1972 the Italian magazine La Domenica del Corriere published a “picture of Christ. Ernetti also produced a transcript of the lost play Thyestes by Quintus Ennius in the original Latin. Naturally, there were doubts.
The text of the play could hardly be verified, and the “picture of Christ” was taken from a plaster crucifix postcard. But the photograph had nothing to do with Ernetti, and he certainly never claimed that it was real. The chronovisor he created was not capable of showing close-up details as the photograph did. The real evidence, says Ernetti’s friend François Brunet, was destroyed when Pope Pius XII and Benito Mussolini decided it posed a threat to society.
They were especially afraid that it meant the end of all secrets, whether political, economic, military or religious, not to mention personal secrets. Ernetti shut down the Chronovisor project and allegedly dismantled the device. However, as Brunet himself admits, it is possible that the Vatican is still using the original device.
8. “Satan’s Smoke in God’s Temple”
As the Vatican’s senior exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth knew how to recognize demons. Until his death in 2016, he performed literally tens of thousands of exorcism rituals (modeled after Pope Paul V’s 1614 ritual) and often spoke to the Devil. “Satan is a pure spirit,” he told “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin, “although sometimes he appears as a raging animal.
So it shocked everyone in 2010 when Amorth claimed that Satan was hiding in the Vatican. Moreover, he was not speaking figuratively at all. According to Amorth, the scandals and corruption that have gripped the church of late are caused by the Devil. Even Pope Paul VI said something similar in 1972, lamenting that “the smoke of Satan had somehow entered the temple of God.
9. Jesus was not crucified.
The story of Christ’s crucifixion is at the heart of Catholic doctrine. If you take that story away, you’re left with just a “pile” of meaningless symbols. However, according to Michael Bygent, nothing of the sort happened, at least not the way the Bible says it did. Unlike some, Bygent does not deny that Jesus ever existed.
Moreover, he believes that the prophet probably lived long after his supposed death in 33 A.D. Supposedly Jesus escaped execution by making a deal with Pontius Pilate, the man who sentenced him to death. It was in Rome’s interest to keep Jesus alive as he instructed his followers to pay the tax.
The best solution for all was to fake a crucifixion. Of course, Bygent has no proof, but the psychologist says it exists. Supposedly an important document was discovered by the French priest Berenger Saunière in his church in Rennes-le-Château. Soon after, the documents disappeared, and Saunière suddenly became very rich. Bygent suggests that the Vatican bought the document from Saunière and also paid for the priest’s silence.
10. Pope Pius XII helped Hitler
Pope Pius XII is commonly referred to as the “Hitler Pope” for supporting the Nazis. Although he never openly condemned them, the Vatican claims that the Pope was always against Nazism. According to the Vatican, Pius XII distributed pamphlets in Germany denouncing Nazism from a Christian perspective and also saved more than 800,000 Jews from extermination in Eastern Europe. Allegedly his meetings with the German leadership were in no way about collaboration with Hitler.
In any case, from a Nazi perspective, Pius XII is said to have been a “Jew-loving enemy” whom the Germans wanted to kidnap and imprison in Liechtenstein. But is all this true or is it just a false image of Pope Pius XII that the church wanted to create. The fact is that the Vatican has so far refused to publish important documents about its activities during the Holocaust, and surviving witnesses claim that the Pope definitely helped Hitler in his rise to power.
John Cornwell, a respected academic and Catholic, is one of the people who claim the latter. Although he had originally hoped to find evidence proving the Pope’s “innocence” (it was the only reason he was allowed to look through the documents), he instead found confirmation of the accusations. Not only did the Pope hate the Jews, associating them with filth and refusing to help them, but he also deliberately undermined Catholic resistance to Hitler.
He was also against blacks, calling them rapists and detonators, despite evidence to the contrary. Clearly, Pius XII had much in common with Hitler, not least because of his ideological commitment to absolute power and autocratic control. And worst of all, as Cornwell says, Pius XII refused to speak out against Nazism even after the Holocaust began.
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Secrets of the Vatican: Why Catholics Classified a Prediction about Russia
This story began in the Portuguese city of Fatima. There, in 1917, in a ravine where three local children – ten-year-old Lucia Santos, her five-year-old cousin Jacinta and seven-year-old cousin Francisco – grazed sheep, a beautiful woman appeared to them once a month – on the 13th – and told the children three prophecies. The apparition predicted the end of World War I and the events of World War II, and told them about the role of a distant country, Russia, in these events.
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It would seem that where is Russia and where is Portugal? But the strange guest insisted: the children must surely tell the adults that if Russia accepts the cult of her Immaculate Heart, she will be saved and the whole world will be saved along with her. If Russia turns away from this cult, it will “spread its mistakes” to the entire planet. Neither more nor less.
In addition, the younger children were told by the guest that they would soon die, and Lucia was commanded to go and preach faith in her to the people. And indeed, the “good” guest was right: the younger children soon died one after another of the Spanish flu, but Lucia became a nun and had a significant impact on strengthening the Catholic faith in her country.
Curiously, the strange visitor, in her very last meeting with the children, called herself “Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. On the same day she performed a spectacle of light in front of the crowd: 70 thousand Portuguese watched the sun, scattering sparks, then turns like a wheel, then suddenly leaves its place, comes closer, flooding all around with light and then comes back. The sky, the earth, and the foliage around were changing colors.
A Russian peasant would have crossed himself and said, “Dibs on me! Dibs!”, but this did not confuse the Catholics, on the contrary, they thought it was a “miracle” and evidence that the “Virgin Mary” was “real.”
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Beginning in 1936, Lucia, becoming a Carmelite nun, began to record the “visions” shown to her in the gorge. She wrote to the Vatican that a woman had revealed three secrets to her. The first two concerned the First and Second World Wars, and “Our Lady of Rosalia” showed the children hell, showed her heart pierced with the thorns of human sin, and demanded that the children pray “the rosary” – a special Catholic rosary. The texts of the first two secrets were revealed to the world by the Vatican in the twentieth century, but the third secret came to a standstill. It was not revealed until 2000, when Lucia was a venerable old lady (she died five years later). She wrote down the contents of the vision and gave them to the Vatican as early as 1957.
The Vatican, under pressure from the media and the curiosity of the faithful, was very reluctant to lift the veil. But upon its release, Catholics were utterly disappointed, and they themselves began to talk about how the Vatican was covering up the prediction, especially regarding Russia.
What did the pope say?
As Vladislava Romanova writes in “The Third Secret of Fatima,” the pope said that “Our Lady of Rosalia” showed Lucia Santos the war-torn city and a cross of ungrafted oak on a hill. A bishop in white robes was going up to the cross, kneeling, when soldiers killed him with firearms. Other priests and worshippers lay dead all around. Two angels collected their blood and sprinkled it on their departing souls.
Pope John Paul II stated modestly that the vision apparently warned him of an assassination attempt that took place in 1981. The bullet intended for the pontiff, which did not hit him, was even placed in the crown of the statue of the Virgin Mary in Fatima. However, in 1982 the pope suffered another attack, this time on him with a knife.
Society was disappointed. Portugal’s sunburst of light in front of a crowd of thousands in 1917 promised something extraordinary, but the Vatican merely told the people about the persecution of Christians.
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But how did all this affect Russia? Beginning with the revolution and the weakening of the Russian Orthodox Church, Catholics have not abandoned attempts to truly “dedicate” Russia to the “Immaculate Heart” of their strange Mother of God, that is, they have simply tried to take it over. Lucia Santos assured the priests that “Our Lady” came to her again on July 13, 1929 – just as Pope Pius XI founded the educational and scientific center “Russicum,” which was called the “Pontifical Institute for Eastern Studies. He was training Catholic priests to promote the Latin faith to the East – to Russia. This was done at a time when the Bolsheviks murdered 200,000 Orthodox priests.
A curious fact: the cult of the “Immaculate Heart” in Portugal developed with the direct support of the United States. In 1947, the United States founded the “Blue Army of the Fatima Madonna,” which spread around the world. And the more the Cold War worsened, the more frantically the Catholics insisted that Russia must submit to them. It went so far that Pius XII created a kind of rite of “dedication” of our country to the “Heart” of the Virgin Mary. Until the 20th century, Catholics had no cult of the “Immaculate Heart.
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But even this was not enough for the rabid Russophobes: they still find Fatima’s message relevant, but interpret it quite literally as a takeover of Russia and subjugation of the country to the Vatican. Both abroad and inside Russia, cases of the “coronation” of the sculpture of the Catholic Virgin Mary have recently become more frequent, and in Poland she is directly referred to as the “Queen of Russia”. Incidentally, Catholics attribute the fall of the Russian Empire and the horrors of the Civil War that followed to the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima.
We’ll see for ourselves.
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But what about the prophecy? If the Vatican holds the fuller text of the Third Secret of Fatima, we are unlikely to ever know it. The Vatican strictly protects its secrets. Some particularly astute Catholics believe that the unpublished part contains revelations about Russia’s leading role in the world and about the fall of the papacy. But the only “leak” the Vatican has allowed in recent years is the information that in the summer of 2021 a devastating tsunami is due to hit the coast of Europe, which will occur in the Atlantic due to the explosion of an underwater volcano.
For those who want to penetrate into the mysteries of the future, it is better to look at the Revelation of John the Theologian, which speaks almost directly about the role of Russia in the end times. The Monk Paisii Svyatogorets, who passed away in 1994, also spoke a great deal about Russia. The visionary elder, who foresaw a war in Syria, prophesied such greatness to Russia that all Slavic nations would again reach out to her. Belarus will be incorporated into Russia. But Ukraine will not return to Russia. In the XXI century an Orthodox tsar will come to power in Russia. Quite unexpectedly for many people there will be a terrible Russian-Turkish war, which will end in victory for Russia. One third of Turks will perish, and one third will accept Orthodoxy. In place of Istanbul there will be a big battle between the Russian and NATO armies, in which many Europeans will die. The island of Cyprus will be liberated from the Turks, and Constantinople will be given back to the Greeks by the Russians. Turkey and the European Union will disappear from the world map. After that, peace and quiet will prevail on earth for a short time.