The Four Reichs of the
Holy Roman Empire
It is common knowledge that Germany under Adolf Hitler (1933-1945) is referred to as the Third Reich. Now if there was a Third Reich there had to have been a First and Second Reich, wouldn’t you think? Yes, there were two other Reichs preceding the Third, of which very few people know anything about. Not surprisingly, even fewer know of the coming Fourth Reich, which is developing at this very moment.
The word Reich is hard to translate into English, but the term “empire” is probably the best translation, although it can also mean government. During the 1930's, the Nazi party in Germany identified their rule as the third Reich. In doing so, it gave people around the world a new and wholly negative connotation to the word. The Nazi regime gave the word Reich to mean something like a totalitarian nightmare instead of simply an empire or government.
Some people are surprised to find that the term Reich is not solely a Nazi idea, but an actual part of German history. However, when Hitler spoke of the Third Reich (Third Empire), he was speaking of the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire, the First Reich, and its Roman Catholic Church, led by a people whom Adolf believed possessed “the” pure bloodline.
Before we discuss the four different Reichs, we first must consider scriptural prophecy. The “third beast,” of Daniel 7, is that of a leopard, being the Grecian kingdoms which anciently ended up with “four” kings. This “third beast,” the “leopard,” is also a type of the modern nation of Germany. The prophecy tells us that “dominion was given to the leopard.” Which nation has had dominion in this modern era? One nation has started the last three major wars. The Franco-German War of 1870, World War I and World War II were all planned, plotted, and started by the same nation — Germany! Furthermore, Germany’s Leopard Tank is the dominant tank of both Europe and NATO.
The leopard in this prophecy had four heads. All of the other beasts had only one head each. A beast in Bible prophecy always represents a kingdom or nation, and multiple heads on a beast symbolize the number of times that nation will rise and fall. The four heads of the leopard represent the First Reich, the Second Reich, Hitler’s famous Third Reich, and the Fourth Reich, which is now rising. So, let’s get to the study of the past three Reichs, and consider the upcoming fourth Reich.
The Holy Roman Empire (AD 800 – 1806)
The history of the Holy Roman Empire began with the imperial coronation of Charlemagne on Christmas day, December 25, 800 AD, by Pope Leo III in Rome. This event actually began the First Reich, or the “first” attempt at a restoration of the old Imperial Roman Empire.
The original First Reich was simply named, “the Empire,” which lasted from 800 until 1165 AD. From 1165 it became known as the Holy Roman Empire ( Sacrum Romanorum Imperium), meaning the Holy Empire of the Romans. The word “Holy” was added to the name on December 29, 1165, because on this date Charlemagne was declared “holy” by Pope Paschalis III. This First Reich, regardless of its name, continued from 800 until 1806 AD. Ironically, this new empire did not actually include Rome, but mostly the central Germanic European countries of Western Europe.
Charlemagne (Charles the Great)
Charlemagne was King of the Franks (French), and by the year of 800 AD, the name Charlemagne had become synonymous with the term “conquest.” He became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. His vast realm covered what are now France, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. It included half of present-day Italy and Germany, part of Austria, and the Spanish border reaching to the Ebro River. Charlemagne’s crowning as emperor by Leo on Christmas Day, 800 AD, is normally seen as the founding of the Holy Roman Empire with him as the Emperor, although Charlemagne did not use the title. Besides, the new title did not confer any new powers on Charlemagne, but it did legitimate his rule over central Italy.
He conquered ancient Europe on behalf of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, smashing the Celtic and Pagan nature-cult religions and replacing them with Roman Catholicism. By thus establishing a central government over Western Europe, Charlemagne restored much of the unity of the old Roman Empire. During his reign of almost 50 years, from 768 to 814, Charlemagne expanded the Frankish kingdom until it encompassed almost all of western Europe, which creation would remain, in one form or another, for over a thousand years, paving the way for our modern Europe. Although Charlemagne possessed many positive attributes, nevertheless, he was responsible for the bloody torture and deaths of countless thousands of innocent people who wanted nothing but to be left alone and have nothing to do with Rome or it religious creeds. And as we continue in our study, we will find that the purpose and ruthlessness of the Roman Catholic church has not altered one iota.
Charlemagne is not only a great historical figure of Europe, but also of the entire world; for his influence has help mold all of Europe to be what it is today.
Otto the First (The Great)
Some years after Charlemagne’s death, the empire fell somewhat into decay. The empire divided, and the remainder was based around a set of core territories occupying much the same area as modern-day Germany. By 911 AD eastern and western Franconia, as the area was known, had completely separated; the latter continuing as the kingdom of the Franks, or France; the former continuing as the kingdom of Germany. The Holy Roman Empire, nevertheless, was reinvigorated by Otto I (Otto the Great), who reclaimed the imperial dignity which had lost all prestige. Because of his success in restoring much of the empire, his imperial coronation, in 962 AD, has also been used to define the start of both the Holy Roman Empire and the First Reich.
From the 8th Century, the Holy Roman Empire shared power with the Roman Catholic Church, although throughout history conflicts arose as the Emperors ironically clung to the Pagan beliefs and practices that they had eradicated on behalf of the Church. By the 12th Century, the Church’s beliefs were moving towards what we now see as modern Catholicism, and a great breach occurred between Church and Empire. (Above right: Flag of the Holy Roman Empire of 1439.)
Unity was finally achieved under Emperor Sigismund, who saw the danger of a fractured belief system. While he remained loyal to his pagan and occult beliefs, Sigismund gave his political support to the strict dogma of Roman Catholicism as we see it today. This move was an attempt to abolish non-sanctioned beliefs or practices from amongst the peoples that did not conform to strict papal teaching, through the introduction of the horrifying Inquisition.
Simultaneously, Emperor Sigismund consolidated the power of the “Holy Grail” bloodline of the Royal families of Europe by the creation of the occultic Imperial and “Royal Dragon Court” — the “Secret Church” within the Church. (More on the Holy Grail bloodline and Dragon Court in another study.)
Treaty of Westphalia
A prolonged attempt by Maximiliian I (1493-1519) to once again centralize authority was shattered by the Reformation and ensuing wars. It culminated in what was to become the Thirty Years War (1618-48), and the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), which brought that war to an end.
This treaty is mentioned because the Peace of Westphalia was the work of the first great European peace conference. It marks the end of the era of religious strife and the beginning of the new era of dynastic and national wars for economic and territorial glorification. It readjusted the territorial boundaries and recognized sovereign states thus far considered subject to the Empire. It basically laid the foundation for the modern state system of Europe.
After the major territorial changes wrought by the treaty of 1648, and France’s withdrawing from the Empire, the Holy Roman Empire became a loose confederation of sovereign states which was now on the verge of collapse. It then ruled basically all of what is now Germany, as well as pieces of Italy, Austria, the Low Countries known today as Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Demise of the First Reich
The French Revolution, and the European war that broke out as a result in 1792, ultimately led to the destruction of the Holy Roman Empire and the redrawing of the map of Europe.
Napoleon, whose ambitions found Russia, Prussia and Austria marshaled against him, tried to create a coalition of German states free from the influence of either Prussia or Austria. More generally, he was trying to achieve a longstanding goal of French policy which was to establish her dominance over Germany.
The first step that brought the First Reich, the Holy Roman Empire, to an end was Napoleon’s seizure of the rest of the papal territories, and of proclaiming the Roman Republic. Pope Pius VI refused to recognize the new state, so in1798 Napoleon sent to Rome his general, Berthier, who arrested the Pope and had him imprisoned, where the Pope eventually died. The new Pope, Pius VII, operated under Napoleon’s new laws that removed from him all former political or civil supremacy.
The time soon came, however, that on July 22, 1806, Napoleon gave Austrian diplomats an ultimatum: either the German Emperor abdicated his throne by August 10th of that year, or else war would resume. Francis II, then last of the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, drew the logical conclusions, and on August 6, 1806, published a declaration abolishing the Holy Roman Empire as a response to the Napoleonic threat. Accordingly, members of the Confederation published a paper declaring that, in their view, the Holy Roman Empire (which was the First Reich) had ceased to exist.
Ironically, the Holy Roman Empire was neither “holy” nor was it “Roman.” It was, for the most part, barbaric in the Papacy’s efforts to eradicate non-Catholics and Bible believing Christians. This was done by way of the inquisition, which slaughtered many more millions of innocent people than Adolf Hitler ever thought of doing. And, as stated, the empire was not “Roman.” It did not include Rome within the bounds of its empire, but was comprised mostly of central Germanic European nations.
Originally, the Holy Roman Empire was the creation of the Papacy of the Roman Catholic Church in an effort to dominate and rule the world with its paganistic religion. During the First Reich, the Roman Church was the “woman” of Revelation 17:3 who sat upon the “beast,” the Holy Roman Empire. Thus we have an unholy alliance of a church-and-state relationship — the great and abominable church using its influence over the state to exert its political and militaristic powers to further the church’s evil and Satanic design of world conquest.
The Hohenzollern Empire (1871-1918)
The Second Reich was the Hohenzollern Germany, from the unification of Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) and crowning of Wilhelm I as German Emperor at the Palace of Versailles near Paris. This Second Reich was ruled by a Protestant dynasty, the Hohenzollerns, instead of being influenced by the papacy. Therefore, its creation was not so religiously motivated as it was imperialistic.
The dissolution of the First Reich, the Holy Roman Empire, in 1806, combined with a growing feeling of German nationalism, had led to repeated attempts at unifying the many German territories.
Since Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in1815, Germany was made up of 39 states known as the German Confederation. The two largest German states were Prussia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After the revolutions of 1848, the Prussian king, Fredrich Wilhelm IV, was forced to call a constitutional convention, and a liberal constitution was drawn up. In 1861 Wilhelm I succeeded Fredrich Wilhelm IV.
Wilhelm I wanted to double the size of Prussia’s army, but the Prussian parliament refused to give him the money to do it. Wilhelm saw the parliament’s refusal as a challenge to his authority, so he got what were called Junkers (members of the Prussian upper class with the same views as Wilhelm) to help create the funds. In 1862 Wilhelm appointed Otto Von Bismarck, a Junker, prime minister.
Bismarck practiced Real Politik (the politics of reality). With Wilhelm’s approval, Bismarck declared that Wilhelm would rule without parliamentary consent, which was in direct violation of the Prussian constitution. Bismarck planned to unite all of the German states (under Prussian rule), not with elaborate speeches and votes, but with “blood and iron.” Between 1862 and 1871, this great Prussian politician, Otto von Bismarck, used a combination of persuasion, strategy, skill and outright warfare to create a German Empire dominated by Prussia and ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm I. North and South Germany were united into a single Reich, or Empire, and Bismarck had succeeded in consolidating Germany under the Prussian Protestant Hohenzollerns.
Bismarck sought to strengthen the unity of this new Reich by limiting the power of the Catholic Church within Germany. He accused Catholic elements within the Reich of political separatism, and labeled them a threat to the German state. Thus began the so-called Kulturkampf, the conflict between Prussia and the Church of Rome. It was a struggle between two rival cultures and powers — the Catholic Church and the secular state. Bismarck’s objective was to wipe out the Vatican’s political influence within the Reich. In an allusion to the submission of Emperor Henry IV to the Pope at Canossa in 1077, Bismarck declared, “We are not going to Canossa, either bodily or spiritually!”
Bismarck had a series of drastic laws passed to intimidate the Catholic clergy. “What is here at stake is a struggle for power, a struggle as old as the human race, the struggle for power between monarchy and priesthood. That is a struggle for power which has filled the whole of German history,” he declared.
Pope Pius IX died in 1878 after a pontificate of 32 years — the longest in the history of the papacy. But the Kulturkampf continued, though on a lesser scale, for another nine years.
This new state, the Kaiserreich (Reich of the Kaiser), grew to dominate European politics at the close of the 19th, and start of the 20th, century, with Bismarck as the first Reichskanzler, he being known as the “Iron Chancellor,” and having been made a prince.
Wilhelm I died in 1888, and was succeeded by his terminally ill son, Frederick III. Frederick died 99 days later, and Wilhelm II was next in line. Wilhelm II was eager to establish his authority and resented Bismarck’s authoritarian influence. Wilhelm II forced Bismarck to resign in 1890. The Empire, the Second or Kaiser-Reich, nevertheless still maintained an aggressive foreign policy.
Wilhelm II demanded Germany have influence throughout the world and wanted to build a navy to challenge British supremacy. His aggressiveness frightened other European powers, and in 1894 Russia allied with France. Eventually, in 1914, World War I started in the Balkans when a Serbian assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. By 1918 Germany had put up an incredible fight, but still lost.
On November 9, 1918 Germany was declared a republic (Weimar Republic), and the Armistice ending the First World War was signed on November 11, 1918. After Germany’s defeat, a popular revolution forced Kaiser Wilhelm II into abdication and exile in 1919, and a republic was then declared.
This was the Second Reich, the second attempt to establish the Holy Roman Empire. The German Empire, the Kaiser-Reich, was somewhat different than the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne and Otto I, but it was still an attempt to reestablish Germanic supremacy as an Empire.
The Liberation of Rome in 1870
Although this part of our study does not directly refer to one of the four Reichs, per se, nevertheless, it is inexorably intertwined with them; for nobody can really understand the history of the world for the past 137 years unless they understand what happened in Italy on Sept. 20, 1870.
Recall that just after peace been restored in 1814, from the Napoleonic wars, that Pope Pius VII restored the Jesuit Order, which had been abolished by Pope Clement XIV in 1773. Not only that, but with Napoleon now gone, the Papacy took back political power over what was called “the Papal States.” (Left: Map of Papal States of 1850.)
When Pius IX ascended to the Papal Chair in 1846, the Jesuits tightened their grip on him and his pontificate. It was at this point that the Jesuits usurped Papal power, placing the Superior Jesuit General in power OVER THE POPE, which power and authority continues to this day; the White Pope being only a figurehead, while the Black Pope is the real power behind the throne.
Between the Revolution of 1848, and the fall of Rome in 1870, the Vatican controlled actual soldiers and not just an army of priests. Most of the territory of the Papal States welcomed the proclamation of the new Kingdom of Italy on March 17, 1861, but Pope Pius IX clung doggedly to Rome and its surrounding vicinity. From 1860 to 1870, the Papal forces managed to keep the Italian General, Garibaldi, from entering Rome.
Before 1870, the city of Rome and vast surrounding territories were misruled by the Papal dynasty for over 1,000 years, but in July of 1870 Pope Pius IX declared himself infallible, thus beginning the infamous “infallibility of the Pope” doctrine. To help accomplish his goal of defeating the Protestant German provinces, and converting them back to Roman Catholicism, Pius IX called upon Catholic France.
In August of 1870, France’s Napoleon III declared war on Prussia (the Franco-Prussian War from July 19, 1870 until May 10, 1871), with Otto von Bismarck heading up Prussia.
It was on 21 September 1870, that Pius was finally informed that the last of his troops had been disarmed, that the papal flag had been lowered on the Castel St. Angelo and that his army and state were no more. And despite all the threats of Pius IX, the Italian government moved its headquarters from Florence to Rome on July 1, 1871.
Emperor Victor Emmanuel, the first king of the new united Italy, was very superstitious and dreaded the Pope's excommunication, but he overcame his fears and entered Rome on July 2, 1871. So Italy became united again, as one country, for the first time in over 1,000 years.
The Pope was FURIOUS and threatened the new government with eternal damnation in hell. But the sword had struck, wounding the Little Horn with a deadly blow once again. But yet it still “did live.” Just how that Little Horn “did live” will be discussed in just a moment.
In 1887, Jesuit General Peter Beckx, the power behind Pope Pius IX, ordered the assassination of King Victor Emmanuel II. The king was a military man and preferred spending most of his time out of doors. All his life he never suffered from ill health. On January 5, 1878, the king became suddenly ill while visiting Rome for the New Year celebrations, and within 2 days he was dead at the young age of 58 years. This execution was nothing new for the Jesuits, who have been assassinating world leaders for centuries.
The thorough German victory brought about the final unification of the German Empire under King William I of Prussia. It also marked the downfall of Napoleon III of France. The Jesuits greatly admired the military skill of Prussia, and so they used their own seductiveness and infiltration of Germany to bring about World War I and II which devastated both Germany and Italy, which was nothing more than REVENGE for the loss of the Papal States in 1870.
The Vatican-Nazi Alliance (1933-1945)
The Hohenzollern Empire of the Second (Kaiser) Reich was followed by the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), but this Republic was not seen as a Third Reich, but rather as an Interim Reich.
The former Kaiserreich was a German state, with an evolving German identity, that partly defined itself in relation to the Holy Roman Empire. The Nazi Reich was also built around one particular concept of being “German.” Indeed, this latter Reich certainly considered itself a descendant of the Holy Roman and German Empires, taking the title “third,” to follow them — the designation of Third Reich, most likely being taken from the book “Das dritte Reich” published by Arthur Mööller van den Bruck in 1923.
In September of 1919, after the founding of the Weimar Republic, the Newly formed National Socialist and Germans Worker’s Party (NSDAP) was joined by a 30-year-old Austrian soldier, Adolf Hitler, a former corporal during the WWI, who was an agent for the political/propaganda section of the local Army headquarters.
Hitler believed that “the key to Germany’s revival was to instill in the German people the will to power and, above all, to win over the workers, who alone had the mass strength and energy to achieve it.” He also believed the Jews were the prime cause of many of their problems, especially their economic setbacks. The new party appeared to offer a stage on which to fulfil his mission to convert the nation, and he took over its leadership in July 1921.
Between 1929 and 1933 the NSDAP persuaded a large minority of Germans that, under Hitler’s leadership, it was capable of resolving the national crisis, which included one of the worst inflationary periods in history. As a classless party, representing the German people as a whole, the NSDAP could restore unity and honor to a deeply divided and humiliated nation.
Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of German
The era of the Third Reich of the Nazi regime in Germany (1933-1945) began with Adolf Hitler being the leader of the NSDAP, the Nazi Party, and his appointment as Chancellor of the German State, on January 30, 1933, by President Paul von Hindenburg, then President of the Weimar Republic. Hitler’s concept of the Third Reich asserted his desire for a continuation with the First and Second Reichs. And after his appointment as Chancellor, vast dictatorial powers and sweeping changes soon followed; democracy disappeared and the country became militaristic.
First of all, it’s important to know that Nazism was NOT a creation of Adolf Hitler, but of the Vatican. Despite its setback from 1798 until 1929, and trying to reassert itself thereafter under Jesuit control, the papacy still had its 1,390 year old dream of ruling the entire world with the pope as its supreme head.
It must be understood that Adolf Hitler was a devout Roman Catholic, and was put into power by the Vatican. In 1933 Hitler signed a concordat with the Vatican, just as Mussolini of Italy had done and later Franco of Spain would do. A concordat is a treaty between the Vatican and a political state or some national government. According to the Vatican, any government that signs a concordat becomes part of the government of God, and the Vatican intends to stabilize that government, and give it both divine and international protection.
Adolf Hitler was installed in his position by the power of Pope Pius XI, whose influence also brought the Italian dictator, Mussolini, to power. Upon the death of Pius the XI, Cardinal Pacelli became the next Pope and took the title of Pope Pius XII. Before Cardinal Pacelli became Pope, however, he was the Vatican Secretary of State and a major supporter of Hitler’s regime and one of those instrumental in bringing Hitler into power. Another Cardinal, Franz von Papen, was another that helped bring Hitler to power; he was a sinister Nazi who was Hitler’s ace diplomat to the Vatican. Another involved in bringing Hitler to power was the little-known Vatican prelate, Montini, later to become Pope Paul VI. Some of these figures are among those signing the “Reich Concordat” that brought Adolph Hitler to power. Signing the concordat (see accompanying picture above) is Cardinal Pacelli (center at table),second from left is Franz von Papen, and standing at the far right is the Vatican prelate, Montini.
Thus, by seducing both Italy and Germany into signing concordats with the Vatican, the Papacy strove to gain vengeance upon these two nations for their complicity in relieving the Pontiff of his power back in 1870. Accordingly, the Jesuits revengefully gained back for the Vatican its position as a political state, and plunged both Italy and Germany into a devastating war.
The German government refused the concordat more than twice before. In reprisal, the Jesuit controlled Vatican was the real instigator of the First World War. Yes, the German Kaiser had imperialistic desires, but it was Jesuit intrigue that actually triggered WWI by having Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary assassinated, and then having it blamed upon the Kaiser. So Germany was punished for NOT entering into a concordat with the Vatican. They were manipulated and brought into much misery.
Everything regarding Hitler’s Nazi Party came from Rome initially. The Nazi “stiff-arm salute” is really the old “Roman Salute.” Hitler said his Nazi order was fashioned after the Jesuit order and had transferred much of the Jesuit order into his own party. This is important to realize as we consider the Third Reich, for many do not know that Adolf Hitler’s highest ranking S.S. officer, Heinrich Himmler (photo right), was a Nazi uniform-wearing Jesuit Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
From the book, Smokescreens, by Jack T. Chick, Mr. Chick quotes Walter Schellenberg, a former chief of Nazi counter-espionage: “the S.S. organization had been constituted by Himmler according to the principles of the Jesuit Order. ... Himmler’s title as supreme chief of the S.S. was to be the equivalent of the Jesuits’ ‘General’ and the whole structure was a close imitation of the Catholic Church’s heirarchical order.” And, again from Smokescreens, we can read:
The Jesuits had secretly prepared World War II, and Hitler’s war machine was built and financed by the Vatican to conquer the world for Roman Catholicism. Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco were to be the defenders of the faith. They were set up to win and conquer the world, and set up a millennium for the pope. Behind the scenes, the Jesuits controlled the Gestapo.” All this is fully documented in a book entitled, The Secret History of the Jesuits... (Ss, p. 19-20.)
The three big defenders of the Roman Catholic faith were Mussolini of Italy (below center), Hitler of Germany, (below left) and Franco of Spain (below right). All three had concordats with the Vatican and had been influenced into power by the papacy.
To gather support of his expansive desires, Adolf Hitler came up with what is called, today, a “false-flag” operation; that is, create a disaster and blame it on someone else. Actually it appears that it was not Hitler but his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, who devised the scheme. The idea was to set fire to the Reichstag building in Berlin and blame it on the Russians. The Reichstag was the German Parliament building, and to the German people, it was the same to them as the United States Capitol building is to Americans.
This scheme was designed to garner support from the people, and Adolf would be given the go-ahead to build up his war machine and make his invasions. The Reichstag fire, on the night of February 27, 1933, was the key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship, and believed to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government itself to turn public opinion against its opponents and to assume emergency powers. On February 28, 1933, the day after the fire, Hitler’s dictatorship began. He was able to garner needed support from the people and enacted a decree “for the Protection of the People and the State.” This decree dispensed with all constitutional protection of political, personal, and property rights. Of course, the Reichstag fire was a disaster for Russia because they received the blame for starting it, but it was a dream come true for Hitler and his cohorts. And Europe was at the mercy of Adolf Hitler and his Jesuit inspired Nazi Party.
The Modern Inquisition
The murderous assault by the Vatican upon non-Catholics during the Inquisition period of the Middle Ages demonstrates to what extend the papacy will go to achieve its end. No one knows today what horrors occurred except those who might have done a little study on that period of European Christian history. Nothing could be so bloodcurdling and disgusting.
Some people may want to believe that all of the Inquisition stuff occurred a long time ago and things are not like that in this modern day. But has the Vatican really changed their goal, or even their methods of achieving their purposes? Looking at the deeds of the papacy during World War II will give the reader an idea of what is really going on, even in this so-called civilized modern age.
Most everyone knows about what is called the Holocaust where Hitler and his Nazi regime imprisoned, made slaves of, and eventually slaughtered over six million Jews. But how many know of the atrocities wrought in the Balkans? The massacre of the Jews was done by German Nazis wearing uniforms of the Third Reich. So they get the publicity and the blame, although the Vatican was its inspiration. But the great monstrosities that took place in the Balkans were done by not only German Nazis, but by Catholic Priests and Nuns dressed up in military uniforms. Not much is heard of this butchery because the Vatican doesn’t want the blame. So since the so called Holocaust is rather well known, let’s focus a moment on the “Inquisition” in the Balkans and what took place there.
When the Nazi war machine swept through the Balkans on the way to attack Russia, Yugoslavia had become a Nazi occupied country. The pope despised the Russian Orthodox, which were called Serbians. The Communist party was created, in part, to destroy the Russian Orthodox Church, but the communists declined to do so. Finally, Pope Pius XII was determined to do what communism failed to do.
The Vatican gave them one choice: either convert to Roman Catholicism or have its members and clergy slaughtered by the Nazi war machine. The following disgusting account of the methods employed by the Roman Church, through Hitler’s legion in Yugoslavia, the Ustashi, to further their ends is taken from the book, Smokescreens, by Jack T. Chick:
“The Catholic priests changed their robes for the uniforms of the dreaded Ustashi killer squads, and led the most barbaric, brutal raids upon those people and practiced satanic torture never before known in this century. We are not talking 800 years ago. We are talking 1940. ...
“...All this is documented in many books, including Catholic Terror Today, by Avro Manhattan, the book the following quotes were taken from.”
“The non-Catholic population of Catholic Croatia (that’s Yugoslavia) were given two basic alternatives: conversion or death. Their church buildings were closed, parish documents destroyed, ecclesiastical buildings burned down, Orthodox worshippers very often were arrested inside their own churches, and kept there or in local halls while awaiting their fate: forced conversion, concentration camps or execution. Their survival, more often than not, depended upon the whim of the Ustashi Commandants and of the Catholic Padres (priests) accompanying them.” (p. 25)
“Mass murders were supplemented by the massacre of individuals, mostly in rural districts. The Ustashi very often used the most primitive weapons, such as forks, spades, hammers and saws, to torture their victims prior to their execution. They broke their legs, pulled off their skin and beards, blinded them by cutting their eyes with knives and even tearing them from their sockets.
“In the villages between Vlasenica and Kladani the Nazi occupational troops discovered children who had been impaled upon stakes by the Ustashi, their little members distorted with pain.
“A priest named Ivan Raguz repeatedly urged the killing of all Serbs, including children so that “not even the seeds of the beasts are left.
“A Catholic priest named Juric said, “Today it is no longer a sin to kill a child of seven, should such a child be opposed to our movement of the Ustashi.” (p. 29)
“The worst atrocities, strange as it may seem, were carried out by members of the intelligentsia. The case of Peter Brzica is undoubtedly one of the most incredible in this category. Peter Brzica had attended the Franciscan College at Siroki, Brijeg, in Herzegovina, was a law student, and a member of the Catholic organization of Crusaders. In the concentration camp at Jasenovac, on the night of August 29,1942, orders were issued for executions. Bets were made as to who could liquidate the largest number of inmates. Peter Brzica cut the throats of 1,360 prisoners with a specially sharp butcher’s knife. Having been proclaimed the prize-winner of the competition, he was elected King of the Cut-throats. A gold watch, a silver service and a roasted suckling pig and wine were his rewards.” (pp. 29-30)
“Jasenovac concentration camp distinguished itself because of the number of young inmates sent there. In 1942 the camp held over 24,000 Orthodox youngsters. Twelve thousand of them were murdered in cold blood.” (p. 39)
“At Dubrovinik, Dalmatia, fascist soldiers had photographs of an Ustashi wearing two necklaces. One was a string of cut-out eyes, the other of torn out tongues of murdered Orthodox Serbs.
“The atrocities of the Ustashi far surpassed mere physical torture. Their victims were tormented emotionally as well. An example of the unprecedented brutality is recorded by the sworn testimony of several witnesses regarding the following incident.
“At Nevesinje, the Ustashi arrested one whole Serbian family consisting of father, mother and four children. The mother and children were separated from the father. For seven days they were tortured by starvation and thirst. Then they brought the mother and children a good-sized roast, and plenty of water to drink. These unfortunates were so hungry that they ate the entire roast. After they finished, the Ustashi told them that they had eaten the flesh of their father.” (p. 32) (Jack T. Chick, Smokescreens.)
German war correspondent, Dr. Jakob Altmeier, who also spent some time in Nazi Croatia during the war, and who became a member of West German Parliament, submitted an interpellation to the government in May, 1953, against granting of asylum to the “notorious war criminals, the Ustashi.” He said, “World history has registered many tyrants and mass killers. Not a single one of them, however, was so gruesome as to demand that the eyes of his victims be served to him in a basket. That was the speciality of Pavelic (at right) and of his Ustashi.”
Not only Italians and Germans were witness to the particular Ustashi bestiality. Miss Ruth Mitchell, sister of the famous American aviator, happened to be in Dubrovnik, in April 1941, when Yugoslavia fell to the Nazi occupation, and Nazi Croats (Ustashi) declared independence. Miss Mitchell, a newspaperwoman, wrote a book “The Serbs Choose War,” published in1943. On page 148 she writes:
“For now I began to get news from Croatia (proper) that told of slowly rising tide of murders, of unrepeatable atrocities, of massacres of defensless serbs by Berserk-mad Croatians and by Muslims in Bosnian Croatia. In the little back parlors of trusty men, the tales were whispered. I could not believe a quarter of them. Unfortunately, I was soon to know that they were a weak understatement of the truth. Men were to arrive in Dubrovnik itself, hung with strings of Serbian tongues and with bowls of Serbian eyes for sale!”
Many books were written after WWII, and long before the current conflicts in ex-Yugoslavia, trying to grasp the enormity of the Ustashi (Nazi Croats and Muslims) crime; two examples being, Professor Edmond Paris’ book, “Genocide in Satellite Croatia,” and Avro Manhattan’s, “The Vatican’s Holocaust.” It had to be for the deeply rooted Christianity, and will to forgive, that the Serbs could live for 50 years in peace with Croats and Muslims, after the genocide. Many intermarried with them. But the Croatian Nazi beast was not slain. Thanks to Vatican’s “rat channels” and with full knowledge of British and the US government, the entire Ustashi leadership escaped justice.
Who Was Hitler’s Pope Pius XII?
Hitler’s Pope was Eugenio Pacelli, or Pope Pius XII. Pius XII was arguably the most dangerous churchman in modern history, who hated Democracy. Why was this?
In the first decade of the twentieth century, Pacelli was a brilliant Vatican lawyer who helped shape a new ideology of papal power. As papal representative in Munich and Berlin, in the 1920's, Pacelli used cunning and moral blackmail to impose Rome’s power on Germany. In 1933, he negotiated a treaty with Hitler, the Reich Concordat, which ensured that the Nazis would rise unopposed by the powerful Catholic community in the world.
Eugenio Pacelli, later to become Pope Pius XII, was described routinely, during his pontificate and after his death, as a member of the Black Nobility. The Black Nobility were a small group of aristocratic families of Rome who had stood by the popes following the seizure of their dominions in the bitter struggle for the creation of the nation-state of Italy around the 1870's. Both Pacelli’s father (Filippo) and grandfather (Marcantonio) before him, had membership with lay Vatican lawyers in the service of the papacy.
Pacelli’s grandfather, Marcantonio Pacelli, arrived in Rome to study canon law, or Church law, in 1819. While raising ten children (his second being Filippo in 1837), Marcantonio became a key official in the service of Pius IX, the Pope who gave the order to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
On November 16, 1849, Pope Pius IX’s summer palace above Rome was sacked, and Pius, disguised in a priest’s cassock and a pair of large spectacles, fled to the safety of the neighboring kingdom of Naples. He took with him Marcantonio Pacelli as his legal and political adviser. From this position of safety, Pope Pius IX cast condemnations against, what he called, the “outrageous treason of democracy,” and threatened those who voted in such a democracy with excommunication. Only with the help of the French military, and a loan from the Rothschilds, did Pope Pius IX plan to return to the Vatican a year later.
So we see, from the foregoing, that the hereditary background of Eugenio Pacelli, or Pope Pius XII, was infused with hatred for the principles of Democracy from the time of his grandfather, Marcantonio Pacelli, and his Papal predecessor, Pope Pius IX.
The Balkan Inquisition Continues
This study is not about ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, but just a note about how it has not come to an end. The Roman Church was not through with the Eastern Orthodox after WWII. President Bill Clinton kept the inquisition going in a belligerent Big Brother style. From a South American news paper we read:
“UENOS AIRES, Oct. 2 - First it was the Iran-Contra illicit arms deal in 1986. Then it was the illegal Iran-Bosnia arms transfer which the Clinton administration tactically sanctioned in 1994. Now an Argentinean newspaper, the Clarin (www.clarin.com), reported in its Oct. 2 edition that illegal arms sales to the Bosnian Muslims via Croatia took place in 1993-1995, which sidestepped the U.N. arms embargo. The Argentinean government has denied any involvement.
“The Argentinean arms supplied 24 infantry battalions and six artillery units. In one secret operation, carried out with a green light from the U.S., the shipment arrived at the Croatian ports in June and November of 1993; from there it was trans-shipped to the various Bosnian cities and front lines. Bill Clinton's government was backing the Bosnian Muslims in their fight against the Serbs, the Clarin explained. Which is why the Croatia Line (a Croatian company) ships were permitted to sail unchallenged through the naval blockade in the Adriatic.
“The consequences of the Kosovo war continue to rain down on the heads of US policymakers - and those charged with carrying out those policies, namely US troops in the field. With the KLA's UN-backed reign of terror in Kosovo, heightened tensions spreading outward to Macedonia, and US/NATO troops increasingly caught in the crossfire between warring factions, the delicate Balkan fabric continually threatens to unravel. Now comes the news that, in the effort to "liberate" the Balkans, and stop alleged ethnic "cleansing," the NATO-crats have poisoned the entire region. The bombardment of Bosnia, Kosovo, and much of Serbia with depleted-uranium (DU) weaponry - used in Iraq during the Gulf war - has apparently contaminated large swathes of land, which are now for all intents and purposes practically uninhabitable, at least by the health standards we are used to here in the West.”
US President Bill Clinton was in power when the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 occurred, which was a “Black Ops” operation as a precursor to 9/11; also during the Oklahoma City bombing; the Columbine shooting; and the Waco disaster. And before his first four years in office was over, more than 44 of his and Hillary’s former associates died from various causes. Any good insurance company will tell you that figure is actuarially inconceivable.
As we stated in the History of the Jesuits, that organization did not self-destruct at the fall of the Papal States of 1798. Bill Clinton is a product of the Catholic parochial school system, and Georgetown University in Wash. D.C. — a Jesuit run Institution. While attending Georgetown, Clinton told one of his teachers that he wanted to become a Jesuit priest. To which the teacher replied: “Don't you think you should become a Catholic first?”
Concluding Words on the Third Reich
When Adolf Hitler spoke of the Third Reich, meaning Third Empire, he was speaking of the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire and its Secret Church, led by the “pure bloodline” fraternity, the “Holy Grail.”
Hitler was also ready to discuss with the Bishop his views on the Jewish question: “As for the Jews, I am just carrying on with the same policy which the Catholic church has adopted for fifteen hundred years, when it has regarded the Jews as dangerous and pushed them into ghettos etc., because it knew what the Jews were like. I don’t put race above religion, but I do see the danger in the representatives of this race for Church and State, and perhaps I am doing Christianity a great service.” (“The Nazi Persecution of the Churches” by J. S. Conway, Pgs. 25, 26 & 162.)
Cardinal Franz von Papen, who was instrumental in setting up the concordat between Germany and the Vatican, had this to say: “The Third Reich is the first world power which not only acknowledges but also puts into practice the high principles of the papacy.” (At right: Adolf Hitler with Reich Bishop Muller and Abbot Schachleiter.)
And the Spanish dictator, Franco, published on the day of Hitler’s death, May 3, 1945, his praise for this diabolical Nazi leader: “Adolf Hitler, son of the Catholic Church, died while defending Christianity.” It goes on to say, “Over his mortal remains stands his victorious moral figure. With the palm of the martyr, God gives Hitler the laurels of Victory.”
Hitler himself stated, “I learned much from the Order of the Jesuits. Until now, there has never been anything more grandiose, on the earth, than the hierarchical organization of the Catholic church. I transferred much of this organization into my own party.”
The Roman Empire Revisited (New World Order) —
Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!
As usual, let’s begin with a scripture. In Revelation 17:3 & 18 we read: “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman [the great whore] sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”
We know from our other studies that a women metaphorically represents a church, while a beast represents a state, nation, kingdom, or empire. As stated, it is the woman, or church, that rides the beast, which is the state, not the other way around. The beastly kingdom does not control and direct the woman; the womanly church has control over and directs the beastly state. The beastly state provides only the vehicle for the woman-church to implement her Satanic and deceptive agenda. The woman of Revelation 17 riding a beast is symbolic of the combining of the ecclesiastical power of the church (the woman) and political power of the state (the beast).
The woman of Revelation 17 claims power over all the kings of the earth. The Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church historically asserts dominion over all secular rulers, and has exercised that assumed authority by deposing kings or queens who did not acknowledge his superior secular and ecclesiastical claims. Here are just a few examples of this asserted jurisdiction over Kings. Let’s start with an excerpt of Pope Gregory VII’s Letter to the Bishop of Metz, 1081, emphasizing the superiority of the priest over the prince:
“... who can doubt but that the priests of Christ are to be considered the fathers and masters of kings and princes and of all the faithful? ... For, indeed, one can see how the necks of kings and princes are bowed before the knees of priests; and how, having kissed their right hands, they believe themselves strengthened by their prayers. ...Furthermore every Christian King, when he comes to die, seeks as a pitiful supplicant the aid of a priest, that he may escape hell’s prison, may pass from the darkness into the light, and at the judgment of God may appear absolved from the bondage of his sins. Who, in his last hour (what layman, not to speak of priests), has ever implored the aid of an earthly king for the salvation of his soul? And what king or emperor is able, by reason of the office he holds, to rescue a Christian from the power of the devil through holy baptism, to number him among the sons of God, and to fortify him with the divine unction? Who of them can by his own words make the body and blood of our Lord, - the greatest act in the Christian religion? Or who of them possesses the power of binding and loosing in heaven and on earth? From all of these considerations it is clear how greatly the priestly office excels in power.” (Extract from Pope Gregory VII’s Letter to the Bishop of Metz, 1081 Doeberl, op. cit. iii. 40 sqq. Mirbt, No. 297; Documents of the Christian Church, Second Edition, ISBN 0-19-501293-3, pages 106-108, 112-113.)
Pope Gelasius I (AD 494) expresses his view on the natural superiority of the power of the papacy over the temporal power in a letter to Emperor Anastasius:
“There are two powers, august Emperor, by which this world is chiefly ruled, namely, the sacred authority of the priests and the royal power. Of these that of the priests is the more weighty, since they have to render an account for even the kings of men in the divine judgment. You are also aware, dear son, that while you are permitted honorably to rule over human kind, yet in things divine you bow your head humbly before the leaders of the clergy and await from their hands the means of your salvation. In the reception and proper disposition of the heavenly mysteries you recognize that you should be subordinate rather than superior to the religious order, and that in these matters you depend on their judgment rather than wish to force them to follow your will.” (Letter of Pope Gelasius I to Emperor Anastasius, Translated in J. H. Robinson, Readings in European History, (Boston: Ginn, 1905), pp. 72-73.)
That the papacy, the Bishop of Rome, attempts to rule the world from Rome hardly seems to call for any more documentation, but we will let a recent pope be heard on this issue:
“... the hand of God, who guides the course of history, has set down the Chair of His Vicar on earth, in this city of Rome which, from being the capital of the wonderful Roman Empire, was made by Him the capital of the whole world, because He made it the seat of a sovereignty which, since it extends beyond the confines of nations and states, embraces within itself all the peoples of the whole world. The very origin and divine nature of this sovereignty demands, the inviolable rights of conscience of millions of the faithful of the whole world demand that this sacred sovereignty must not be, neither must it ever appear to be, subject to any human authority or law whatsoever, even though that law be one which proclaims certain guaranties for the liberty of the Roman Pontiff.” (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Letter UBI ARCANO DEI CONSILIO (On the Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ), December 23, 1922.)
Its interesting that the Vatican is recognized at the UN as a sovereign state and the Pope has full rights as head of state to address the UN General Assembly. The Vatican can therefore influence debate at the highest level. Also, the Vatican has diplomatic relations with many nations and affects the laws of these nations. Vatican City is the seat of Roman Catholicism, and since the Lateran Concordat of 1929, signed between the Fascist dictator Mussolini and the Vatican, it is also an independent country, the epitome of Church and State combined. The Vatican’s full title in Italian is STATO DELLA CITTÁ DEL VATICANO, which means, “The City-State of Prophecy.”
The purpose of the Jesuit controlled Vatican is to rule the world. To accomplish this the Vatican has had nearly 2,000 years of experience in political duplicity learning what works and doesn’t work for them. They have found that subtle covert infiltration into governments and religions works better than overt and outright force.
The European Union
When the Pope visits other countries, kneels down and kisses the ground (at left), many believe it’s a sign of humility and piety; but in reality, it is his secret way of claiming that land as his own because of his status, not only as Pope, but as Emperor of the Roman State of Vatican City. Remember, he claims to own the entire world. It should be beyond any doubt as to what purpose and what involvement the Papacy has with the European Union and the world; Satan wants to finish what they started 3,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. The connection between the foundation of the EU and Babylon goes further than most people realize. Talk about, “In Your Face”! Take a look at the emblems of the EU and you make up your own mind as to who runs the European Union.The pictures above from left to right: The Belgian artist, Breugel, painted his idea of the Tower of Babel (1) which inspired the European Parliament-building in Strassbourg (2). An EU poster is illustrated with a modern version of the Tower of Babel on it (3), and above the tower is a set of Satanic stars in the sky. Those stars can be seen over the statue of the Babylonian goddess with 12 stars (4); but the 12 stars over the building are inverted into the satanic pentagram of the Mendes goat-star (pictured at Right). Besides the tower and stars, picture (5) is of a bronze work of the Woman riding the Beast (Rev. 17:1-3) that sits outside of the new European Building; and a modern poster of the EU can be seen as illustration (6) of a Woman riding the Beast.
The Queen Knows Who’s the Boss
Less we believe that the Popes pretended humility of kneeling and kissing the ground is his acceptance of a nation’s hospitality and good will, consider Pope John Paul II’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II of England. The following was written regarding his trip there, and clearly illustrates that the true loyalties of a good Roman Catholic lie with the pope:
“The Tablet, (a Roman Catholic publication in England) spelled out the attitude — the official attitude of the Roman Catholic Church to the laws and constitution of our country (England) on the jurisdiction of the pope:
“Neither in England nor in Ireland will the Roman Catholics obey the law, that is, the law of the imperial Parliament. They have, or are likely to have, before them two things called laws, which unhappily (or happily) contradict each other. Both cannot be obeyed, and both cannot be disobeyed. One of them is the law of God, the other is no law at all... of these two things we need hardly say which will be obeyed and which disobeyed. The law of God that is the pope’s command will be or rather has been and is being carried into effect; the parliamentary lie will be spit upon and trampled under foot and treated as all honest men treat a lie that is rigorously disobeyed.
“Reiterating the same Roman Catholic teaching, the Catholic Vindicator said: Rather than that our loyalty to the Holy Apostolic See should be in the least degree tarnished let ten thousand kings and queens perish, that is let them be deposed from their throne and become mere individuals. When the Pope and the Queen are placed in antagonism to each other as has been done lately and it is intimated that Her Majesty would not accept a divided allegiance, we are compelled to say plainly which allegiance we consider the most important, and we would not hesitate to tell the Queen to her face that she must either be content with this divided allegiance or none at all. Let us never forget that whatever her boasted authority may be it is as nothing and less than nothing compared to that of the Vicar of Christ.” (Taken from “No Pope Here,” by Ian Paisley, 1982; Chick-Alberto, Vol. 16, p. 8.)
There Goes the British Crown!
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was hand-picked by former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Blair is a 33° Freemason and member of the Bilderbergers, and is considering converting from British Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism. So Brown’s proposal should not be surprising seeing how he, himself, has been courting the Papacy.
According to a British Newspaper, England now allows Catholics to be kings, ending the 300-year- old ban against them becoming so. The reforms would allow a non-Protestant heir, which would be the end of the Anglican crown. A British publication, The Guardian, reports:
“Downing Street has drawn up plans to end the 300-year-old exclusion of Catholics from the throne. The requirement that the succession automatically pass to a male would also be reformed, making it possible for a first born daughter of Prince William to become his heir. The proposals also include limiting the powers of the privy council, in particular its role as arbiter in disputes between Scotland or Wales and the UK government.
“The plans were drafted by Chris Bryant, the MP who was charged by Gordon Brown with reviewing the constitution. They are with the prime minister's new adviser on the constitution, Wilf Stevenson.
“Sources said No 10 would like the legislation to be passed quickly in a fourth term...” (The Guardian, Thursday September 25, 2008.)
The first three Reichs are past history. But the fourth Reich, the beast with 10 horns with 10 crowns, of Revelation 13 and Daniel 7, history has yet to produce. There are many theories as to what that beast is. At this point the most likely is that of the European Union, which is Vatican inspired and dominated. But the very near future will tell.