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Would The Vatican Lie To Turn A Liar Into A Saint?


By James Donahue


Almost since the day of his death, supporters of the late Pope John Paul II have been trying to find a way to get him declared a saint. Now it appears that they have succeeded. The late pope is about to be beautified into sainthood.


Canonization to the Roman Catholics is no small thing. Under the rules, there must be a five-year wait following the death, a delegation of bishops and other high church officials must establish that this individual was a model of holiness, it must be proven that a miracle occurred after the death of the candidate because someone prayed to that person for help, and it must be verified that a second miracle occurred because this person lived.


The story is that a French nun has been healed of Parkinson's Disease, the same affliction that took the life of John Paul II, after she prayed to the pope following his death. Is this a manufactured story? Indeed, a Guardian story in March, 2010, said doctors reported that the nun fell ill again after reporting a miraculous recovery. There was an effort to write it off as another neurological issue and not Parkinson's Disease that now afflicts this woman. So was she really healed?


The false beautification of this pope may be a sacrilege, even for the Catholics. Pope John Paul II was an earth criminal. He promoted the overpopulation of our already overcrowded and dying planet; he opposed the use of contraception during sex and declared abortion a sin. During his reign the Catholic Church was rocked by reports of pedophilia among priests, mostly with altar boys working in churches, and he did little to curb it.


As popular as this pope was, he was no saint. He just traveled the world more than any preceding pope, lasted longer than most of the other popes, and consequently was better known by more of his followers.


To the Catholics, the pope is something similar to an extension of God, or another Jesus figure representing the father God on Earth. His word is law within the church. And popes have had a way of coming up with strange new rules for living over the years. The “no meat on Friday” was an old pope-contrived rule dreamed up by Nicholas I back in the year 867. But it was removed by Pope John Paul II in 1966. Could he do that? He did it.


To this day, however, many Catholics continue to choose fish for their Friday feast, rather than consume the evil meat. We personally believe that red meat is a poor choice on any day. The murder of innocent creatures of the Earth for unnecessary food seems wrong. But that has nothing to do with this story.


We believe the late Pope John Paul II also was a liar. He had access to the Third Secret of Fatima which was on lock-down by the church since the three children were visited by the angelic figure at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. They thought it was the Virgin Mary.


The first two secrets, involving wars and other events in the world, were made public early. But the third secret was sealed by the Vatican. Pope John Paul II decided, shortly before the death of the final child, Sister Lucia, that he would reveal the Third Secret. At least this is what he told the world. But can we ever be sure.


We propose that the Third Secret of Fatima is an end-times prophecy and/or it may include information that would compromise the church. Could the angelic figure have warned the children about the beast living under the Vatican? This was a secret that the church and all the kings and rulers of the Earth did not want revealed. It would explain why the secret has remained locked away in a vault for all these years.


Pope John Paul II said the prophecy, which was delivered as a warning to mankind, involved the assassination attempt on his own life in 1983. He was struck by three bullets while riding through crowds in St. Peter’s Square.


Something about the pope’s story doesn’t add up. At the time the angelic figure appeared to the children at Fatima, the three messages were intended to be given as important warnings to the world about future events. Because the children were illiterate and from a rural Catholic home, they brought the messages straight into the grip of the church.


If this third secret involved the attempted assassination of a pope, why did the church feel it was so important to keep it a secret for so many years? That it was made public after the event makes the prophecy even more questionable.


The visions received by the children at Fatima were so dramatic that at first all of them were sworn to secrecy by the church. Certainly the shooting of a pope in a public event is a terrible thing, but it was not the end of the world, or the end of the church. The pope survived the shooting and reigned for many years afterward. We believe the secret was something else; something that the church never wanted anybody to know about.


For all of these reasons, Pope John Paul II should not be a candidate for sainthood. Catholics make statues of saints and pray to them. They think of them as gods. That Pope John Paul II left this world totally unprepared for his passage into the next realm, makes the concept of sainthood for him even more ridiculous.