By JG Vibes
March 13, 2013
Beneath the illusion of holiness, the Roman Catholic Church is a political organization that is steeped in corruption. Since the pope announced his resignation last month there has been a lot of speculation about his motives, and the future of the church.
Unsurprisingly, the potential successors are getting negative press as well, one of the papal frontrunners even had his office raided by police this week.
Even as preparations for the mass were being made, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan – and reportedly the hot favorite to be the next pope – suffered a blow.
Anti-mafia detectives swooped on homes, offices, clinics and hospitals in Lombardy, the region around Milan, and elsewhere. A statement said the dawn raids were part of an investigation into “corruption linked to tenders by, and supplies to, hospitals”.
It is likely that this wont effect the voting, because the people who are voting for him are getting in just as much trouble, if not more.
It was also reported today that Roger Mahony, who is at the Roman conclave choosing next pope, protected Los Angeles priests who admitted molesting children. This issue was handled out of court privately, in a ten million dollar deal.
Although there has been no official confirmation it is likely that the previous popes resignation is a result of on ongoing investigations into a massive coverup of sexual abuse.
There has been some paper trail though, it was reported last month that the pope allegedly learned of an arrest warrant just before his resignation.
To make things even more suspicious, it has been reported through many mainstream sources that the pope will disappear and be “hidden from the world” upon his retirement. The New York Times reported that:
“Saying he would soon be “hidden to the world,” Pope Benedict XVI took his leave of parish priests and clergy members of the Diocese of Rome on Thursday as he offered personal, and incisive, recollections of the Second Vatican Council, the gathering of bishops 50 years ago that set the Roman Catholic Church’s course for the future.”
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter-culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer, reporter for dev-test.intellihub.com and Executive Producer of the Bob Tuskin Radio Show. You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com