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The Deception of the Century

David Martin | The Daily Knight

While many have commented on St. Gallen Mafia’s capture of the Papal Throne in 2013 to secure Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s ascent to the Chair of Peter, few have commented on the capture of the Papal Throne in the mid-70s that laid the groundwork for today's pontifical debacle.

The early-mid seventies marked one of the most revolutionary periods of Church history as this was when the radical “reforms” and changes of the Second Vatican Council began shifting into high gear. It was during this time that rumors and allegations of foul play began circulating in Rome in the wake of increasing sacrileges throughout the Church that were being advanced in the name of “Pope Paul VI.” Everything from “guitar liturgy” to the “charismatics” to the new fad of receiving Communion in the hand had given the appearance that an uncanny force had come along to spur the new changes.

In his 1981 book, The Broken Cross: The Hidden Hand in the Vatican, Piers Compton covers this matter and brings forth some interesting observations that match those of other whistle-blowers who were surfacing at that time. Therein he states:

“At length, stories emanating from Rome of sacrilege and abuses committed in church, with the approval of the Pope, became so startling, that groups of people in Europe and America decided to take action.

“This culminated with a Mr. Daniel Scallen of the Marian Press in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, employing the Pinkerton Detective Agency in New York to investigate. One of the agency’s detectives was sent, in 1973, to Rome, and he returned with a story that dwarfed all other speculations, however sensational.

“He had determined that there were two Popes living in the Vatican, Paul VI and an impostor who had been made to resemble Montini [Pope Paul VI] with the aid of plastic surgery. Several such operations were necessary, and when colour photographs of the false Pope were sent to interested circles in Munich, where the impostor is still receiving concentrated study, there were certain noticeable differences in the two sets of features that could not be overcome.

“To point out the differences: Montini had clear blue eyes, large, and being long-sighted he only required glasses for near viewing. The impostor had green eyes, small, and he wore glasses with thick lenses.” (Piers Compton: The Broken Cross: The Hidden Hand in the Vatican)

The differences between the nose and the ears are also held as strong evidence. Pope Paul’s nose was Roman, and protruding somewhat over his mouth, while the impostor’s nose, part straight and part hooked, was shorter. Those who subjected the photographs to professional examination claim to have detected the insertion of a plastic strip in the nose to make it appear straighter.

The above are standard news photos of the two men as they were seen and known in the press as Pope Paul VI. Neither photo is doctored. Note the visible difference in the nose. Paul VI (left) has a longer, straighter, more pointed nose, while the impostor (right) has a shorter and rounder nose. The photo of Pope Paul VI was taken in 1970 while the impostor photo was taken in 1977. The seven years that lapsed between the two photos wouldn’t account for such a difference in appearance.

In Spring of 1977, a photo of the impostor Pope was sent to Germany. It showed definite signs of plastic surgical operations done to him. He was a little cross-eyed and his face was more rounded than Pope Paul, with his nose shorter, and the upper half of his ears extending outward.

The Pinkerton report states that several plastic surgery operations were needed to produce the impostor, so it is conceivable that even after ascending to the Papal Chair he made subsequent trips to the clinic for touch-ups, which could account for slight discrepancies in photos even of him. Plastic surgery takes only a week to heal so side trips to the clinic during break time were certainly possible.

The existence of an impostor pope in the Vatican during the seventies was well known among diplomatic circles in Rome and has been documented in Theodore Kolberg’s 1977 release, Der Betrug des Jahrhunderts (The Deception of the Century). Therein, he substantiates his claim with numerous photos of the two popes, which show there was a double of Paul VI reigning in the Vatican from about 1974 on. Sources indicate that he was an Italian actor of great talent with the initials P.A.R. serving as a puppet under the control of those who had seized control of the Curia in 1972, namely, Cardinals Villot, Casaroli and Benelli, all three of whom were KGB affiliates. The best of plastic surgeons were hired to create the impostor, after which they drugged the true pope so that he was able to make very few appearances after 1975.

Discrepancies Explained

The reign of an impostor pope would explain the many discrepancies that had confused the faithful concerning Pope Paul VI, for instance, why he would denounce Communion in the hand in 1969 and why he would sanction it in the 70s, or why he would condemn the Charismatic Movement in 1969 and then praise it in 1975. Having an impostor in Rome made it easier for modernists to get on with their reform,” which up to that point had been hampered by Pope Paul’s resistance.

To get a closer look at this Jekyll and Hyde effect, let us compare Pope Paul VI speaking on the Charismatic Renewal in 1969 and 1972, and then again in May 1975.

In May 1969, Pope Paul publicly denounced "the illusion of a free and charismatic Christianity" which ''does not build, but demolishes," and deplored those who "have recourse to gratuitous charismatic suppositions in order to fill up the interior emptiness created by their own loss of confidence in the guidance of the Church."

Again he says, "Many who speak about the Church today say they are inspired by a prophetic spirit, and they appeal to the Holy Spirit as if the Divine Paraclete were at their disposal at all times. May God grant that this presumption, of elevating a personal experience into a criterion of religious doctrine, may not cause havoc!"

At the General Audience of May 17, 1972, Paul VI again denounced the Charismatic Movement, saying that it attacks directly "the very existence of the Church," leading to "extinguishing the real flame of Pentecost, disregarding the thought of Christ and of the whole of Tradition."

Note the directness and clarity of his words and how they echo the tradition of the Faith as guided by the Holy Spirit through the centuries. His point was to say that the Charismatic Movement has no connection with the Holy Spirit and that we therefore should have no connection with it.

Compare now to the ambiguous mish-mash in which "Pope Paul" expresses praise for the Charismatics at the Second International Renewal Conference that was held in Rome on May 19, 1975.

"How then could this 'spiritual renewal' not be 'a chance' for the Church and for the world? And how, in this case, could one not take all the means to ensure that it remains so? ... Nothing is more necessary for such a world, more and more secularized, than the testimony of this 'spiritual renewal', which we see the Holy Spirit bring about today in the most diverse regions and environments. Its manifestations are varied... in which each one, expressing himself freely, helps, supports and nourishes the prayers of others, and, at the basis of everything, a personal conviction. This conviction has its source not only in instruction received by faith but also in a certain experience of real life.”

Note the emphasis on "personal conviction," which he says is born not only of the Faith, but of experience with the secular world. This is an insidious suggestion to attend to our environmental surroundings and be worldly.

From the Pinkerton report, it appears that the impostor was in Rome as early as 1973 so that there were actually two “popes” functioning in the Vatican from 1973 to 1978. The impostor seemingly was the one addressing the Charismatic Renewal Conference in May 1975, since his praise of the Charismatics coupled with his sloppy delivery radically differ from the crystal clear doctrine and expression evident in the two denunciations made by Pope Paul in 1969 and 1972.

Irrational Arguments

The photos alone are evidence that there were two different “popes” in the Vatican during the 70s, but skeptics argue that with aging comes a change of appearance and they’ll even attempt to substantiate their point by showing two different photos of a given person taken 60 years apart. Naturally, a person’s appearance will always change after thirty years or more, but photos of the same person taken within a five to ten year window would not reveal a significant change of appearance. Yet the different photos of Pope Paul VI reveal an obvious difference in appearance.

(Below) Impostor on June 29, 1978, the 15th anniversary of the coronation of Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI during his visit to Iran on Nov. 26, 1970

In his Umsturz im Vatikan? (An Overthrow in the Vatican?), Kolberg presents further evidence of the existence of an impostor pope. Voice recordings of the pope’s “Urbi et Orbi” speech were made on two different occasions, namely, Easter and Christmas 1975, with each recording containing the traditional Latin blessing, Indulgentium Peccatorum. The two recordings were submitted to Kay Elemetrics in Pine Brook, New Jersey, and passed through a voice-frequency analyzer. The output Type B/65 sonogram voice-prints of the same words pronounced by “the Pope” on two different occasions revealed that it was two different men speaking on the recordings. Piers Compton comments in his book.

”It appeared, according to sonograms that were made – and sonograms are more sensitive than the ear – that the man who had spoken at Easter, and again at Christmas, had not been one and the same. There had been two different speakers. Here I quote from those who are qualified to judge the sonograms and sum up the distinctions:

“One voice had a much lower pitch than the other, with a more pronounced dragging of word syllables.

“Another difference was that one voice had a much lower range of frequencies. It emitted a more hissing sound, and was noticeably shaky.”

Compton goes on to say:

“The voice-prints were also submitted to the FBI for examination, and the same conclusions were arrived at. The voice patterns were different, and indicated that the vocal cords, the mouth, and the lips, were unique to each individual.”

It should be pointed out that voice-prints, like fingerprints or medical records, are valid evidence that hold up in a court of law.

An interesting point brought out in Compton’s book is that it was the impostor who died at Castelgandolfo in Rome on August 6, 1978, which followed the death of the true pope. After the death of the pope, they eliminated the impostor because the architects of this scheme couldn’t afford to have him emerge after the funeral. Compton also states in his book:

“A layman in search of more concrete evidence went to Brescia [Italy], where some of Montini’s relations were living. There a niece informed him that they were perfectly well aware of the impostor, but that all their efforts to make it known had been stifled. The investigator, who was obviously untried and filled with a crusading zeal to bring things into the open, soon landed in trouble. He was jailed for four years, and afterwards deported from Italy. All efforts to trace his whereabouts since then have failed.”

Different Speech Patterns

Another point of evidence to support the existence of an impostor was the observed difference of speech and behavior in the two men. Dignitaries who had met with “Pope Paul VI” in the hopes of receiving from him some enlightenment were left perplexed and disappointed at his inability to communicate, which was very much unlike Paul VI. Pope Paul was highly intelligent, cordial, and apt to communicate, so that there was virtually nothing on a spiritual, political, or sociological level that he couldn’t answer with skill and command.

The impostor, though gifted as an actor, had only received a basic education and consequently was in no position to answer weighty questions with coherence. Reports say that he was sent to school to better acquaint himself with Catholic philosophy and doctrine.

His lack of formal training was evident when European statesmen and nobles were granted private audiences with him in fall of 1975. When queries of depth were submitted his way, his responses took the shape of comments rather than answers, but which lacked the light and capacity characteristic of Paul VI. From such occasions, these dignitaries unanimously agreed that something was rotten in Rome.

For instance, the President of France, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, spent an hour attempting to discuss the prospect of developing backward lands in Lebanon as the groundwork for eventually attaining freedom of speech, to which the "pope" merely said: "I have found great faith and I am deeply impressed with it." When the French President was asked by a confused journalist if the man with whom he had spoken was really Paul VI, Valery Giscard sarcastically uttered in weary boredom, "But that is certainly absurd."

On another occasion in November of 1975, Gerhard Stoltenberg, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, was asked if he were convinced that the man he had spoken with was Pope Paul VI, and Stoltenberg retorted in a semi-disgusted, semi-humorous tone, "That is certainly laughable."

It was from these and other like observations, coupled with audiovisual

evidence, that dignitaries in Rome began circulating the word that there was an impostor pope in the Vatican. According to the Pinkerton report, the impostor was first photographed on December 11, 1974.

The reign of the impostor would probably account for the fact that there were no papal encyclicals issued during his reign, since authoring a true encyclical would require the wisdom of a true pope. A pope’s lesser writings (speeches, moto proprio, Apostolic letters) could have been forged by Villot and his aides but an encyclical would be beyond their capacity. Pope Paul’s last encyclical was “Humanae Vitae,” issued July 25, 1968.

Switzerland Exorcisms

The following revelations are from a solemn exorcism that took place in Switzerland from 1975-1978 in which the demons under constraint were forced to reveal certain things about the Church. The session below is from April 25, 1977 and concerns Pope Paul VI and his double. Speaking through a possessed woman, the demons were forced by the Holy Virgin to tell the truth under the Solemn Church Exorcism, which was witnessed by several priests (see below) who all expressed their conviction of the authenticity of the revelations made by the fallen spirits by the order of the Blessed Virgin. The exorcisms are recorded in a book by Jean Marty (translated from French by Nancy Knowles Smith) entitled, Avertissements de I’Au’dela a I’Eglise Contemporaine - Aveux de I’Eufer (Warnings From Beyond). The revelations have been edited slightly to keep it concise.


Abbot Albertl`Arx, Niederbuchorten, Abbot Arnold Elig, Ramiswil, Abbot Ernest Fischer, Missionary, Gossau (St. Gall), Rev. Father Pius Gervasi, O.S.B., Disentis, Abbot Karl Holdener, Ried, Rev. Father Gregoire Meyer,—Trimbach, Rev. Father Robert Rinderer, C.P.P.S., Auw, Abbot Louis Veillard, Cerneux Pequignot. (Two other French priests also participated in the exorcisms)

E = Exorcist

B = Beelzebub

E: In the name of Jesus, tell the truth, Beelzebub, in the name of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, speak!

B: She (the Blessed Virgin) makes me say: Alas! Alas! Some of the cardinals who surround the pope are wolves and...

E: Continue, in the name of Jesus, speak, Beelzebub!

B: We are doing everything to prevent people from becoming aware that there is a second Pope functioning. We are shrewder than all men put together. We are doing everything to keep that hidden... even “traditionalist” priests and lay people do not want to believe it nor to acknowledge it….

E: In the name of Jesus, speak only the truth!

B: For there reigns (in a loud voice) in actual fact, there reigns a false Pope, an imitation Pope. It is important that people are woken up gradually, for they are nearly all asleep.

Pope Paul VI (left) has a longer, more pointed nose compared to the Impostor (right) whose nose is shorter and rounder

(Exorcism Session of June 10, 1977)

E: Does Pope Paul VI know that he has a double?

B: At all events, he knows what is going on…. He is suffering unspeakably because, owing to what those cardinals are doing [forging statements in his name], it is not what Heaven and what he himself would wish which is published in the world and in the Church, and which reaches the bishops. He is very well aware that he is like a prisoner, that he is, as it were, a prisoner of the Vatican. He suffers a great torment because of this.

E: Is the Pope informed about the cardinals? Has he investigated them? In the name of the Most Blessed Virgin Mother of God, tell us the truth!

B: .... He knows everything, everything, but he can do nothing. As we have said, his hands and feet are tied. He can do nothing, he receives injections. The doctor—listen carefully—who treats the Pope, is manipulated in such a way that the Pope receives certain poisons which are harmful to his head and to his mind. But in spite of that, he knows perfectly well what is good.... His strength is always so paralyzed, so reduced, that he no longer has the power to stand alone against the others. That is his martyrdom. It is a heavy trial and is permitted from On High. He is, as we have said, a martyr Pope. He who does not believe this will see, his eyes will be opened.

E: How does one recognize the double?

B: We have already had to tell you that previously. Pick up the manuscripts, there is more about it in them than we wanted to say; single out the revelations in which we spoke about the double on earlier occasions, and then read Kolberg’s book: “Conspiracy in the Vatican?”

E: Is what Kolberg wrote correct?

B: It is correct.

E: Has Kolberg written the truth? In his book, “Conspiracy in the Vatican?”, is he telling the truth?

B: Kolberg tells the truth in his book. He has only a few small things that are not completely correct; but that is not very important.

Marian Revelations

Perhaps the most shocking and revealing information on the impostor pope is found in the prophetic revelations of the Virgin Mary to the late seer, Veronica of the Cross of Bayside, New York (1970-1995). While the Church has never conducted a true investigation of Bayside, the apparitions bear all the marks of authenticity especially in light of the scurrilous derision Bayside has received from today’s modernist clergy.

According to the message of Bayside, the present day usurping of the Papacy and Curia constitutes the essential point of the Third Secret of Fatima, which unfortunately was never released, despite fraudulent claims that the Vatican released it in June of 2000.

Changes not from Paul VI

Now in the message of September 27, 1975, it was stated: "You must go back in the immediate years and bring the knowledge to mankind that these changes, the changes that have given bad fruits have not been given to you through the Holy Spirit and through your Vicar, Pope Paul VI. It is the web of satan reaching out."

In this same message, the Blessed Virgin went on to reveal what has come to be known as the deception of the century.

"My child, I bring to you a sad truth, one that must be made known to mankind. In doing this, My child, you must proceed without fear. It must be made known to mankind. Our dear beloved Vicar, Pope Paul VI, he suffers much atthe hands of those he trusts. My child, shout it from the rooftops. He is not able to do his mission.They have laid him low, My child. He is ill, he is very ill. Now there is one who is ruling in his place, an impostor created from the minds of the agents of satan. Plastic surgery, My child—the best of surgeons were used to create this

impostor. Shout from the rooftops! He must be exposed and removed.

"Behind him, My child, there are three who have given themselves to satan. You do not receive the truth in your country and the world. Your Vicar is aprisoner…