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Exclusive Breaking News: Roman Church Admits the Pope's Guilt

Joseph Ratzinger to Evade Justice and Hide out in the Vatican for his own legal immunity and "protection"

Joseph Ratzinger
Joseph Ratzinger

(NANAIMO, Vancouver Island) -
An Urgent Update from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) - Brussels

In a statement to Reuters today, Vatican officials announced that Joseph Ratzinger will remain a permanent resident of Vatican City after his resignation. Doing so will offer him legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources said today.

"His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless".

This startling admission of guilt by the church is also a direct obstruction of justice, and lends more weight to the charge by the ITCCS and others that the Vatican has arranged with the Italian government to shield Ratzinger from criminal prosecution, in violation of international laws ratified by Italy.


The Vatican decided today to give permanent sanctuary to a proven war criminal by allowing Joseph Ratzinger to obstruct justice and evade prosecution for crimes against humanity. And the government of Italy is colluding in this abrogation of international law.

This decision validates our claims about the criminal conspiracy surrounding Ratzinger and his Vatican co-conspirators. It also makes it clear that the Vatican is a rogue power that is flaunting every law to conceal its own criminality.

In response, the ITCCS calls upon its affiliates and all people of conscience to use our upcoming Easter Reclamation Campaign to converge on Rome and the Vatican to force the extradition of Ratzinger from Vatican City, and place him and his accessories on trial for crimes against humanity.

Commencing Sunday, March 24, 2013, our activists and others will begin an escalating series of Catholic church occupations and seizures of church property to bring about Ratzinger's extradition and reclaim stolen wealth from the criminal corporation known as Vatican Inc. - in the name of the legion of their victims, both living and dead.

.. and from Kevin Annett - The Rat Scurries Back to Vat!

Those whom the gods destroy, they first drive insane. Especially, it seems, in Rome.

Why would the oldest and wealthiest institution on our planet deliberately prove what its critics say about it, by first tossing their leader, a proven crook, out of his office after he's threatened with arrest, and then giving him shelter to avoid prosecution? That's the kind of panic and illogic displayed by a junior document-shredder, not a credible or wise body of men.

And that gives all of us hope.

Rome's incredible admission that they can't have the Pope stand trial has strengthened our cause and legitimacy enormously, proving that no matter how big is your guilty opponent, provoking him for long enough will cause him to destroy himself by his own fear and stupidity.

Protecting Ratzinger within the walls of the Vatican may halt justice for a moment, but it violates a basic rule of warfare, which is to never give your enemy a permanent focus for their attack. Ratzinger, the evil Emperor, now a permanent fixture in the Vatican? The absurdity of offering such an ongoing focus to the civilized world's hatred of catholic criminality is also a sign that the church is adrift and improvising. But it also shows how genuinely worried is the Vatican about the legal offensive mounted by our affiliates, lawyers for torture survivors, and the International Criminal Court.

The Vatican is pulling out all stops to keep Ratzinger out of court. Their loyal, one-man owned Italian media is assaulting the crap out of yours truly and our ITCCS these days, playing the "Deny, Distract and Discredit" strategy of any damage-controlling corporation.

Tottering Liz Windsor, aka Queen of England, is making a special and unprecedented trip to Rome on March 6 to kiss the ring, or other parts, of the new CEO of Vatican Inc. And Italian President Napolitano is meeting with President Obama today in Washington to undoubtedly line up more American backing for the Pontiff - not that Obama needs much encouraging, having stood loyally behind Ratzinger's claim of "diplomatic immunity".

But all to no avail, ultimately. When the Bloody Emperor stands naked, only our illusions keeps him protected and immune from the final accounting that is coming.

The tornado that followed my first exorcism outside the Vatican in 2009, and the lightning that struck it on the day of Benedict's resignation, were not accidental. Joe Ratzinger should know from the history of his own former SS buddies that criminal institutions can run, but they can't hide - even behind all the wealth and pomp in the world.

Prepare for Easter! Flush the Rat from the Vat!

Stay tuned for plans for the Occupy the Vatican - Easter Reclamation Campaign at


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Bro. Ignatius Mary August 27, 2013 4:49 pm (Pacific time)

There is no admission of guilt in the Vatican's statement, "...Joseph Ratzinger will remain a permanent resident of Vatican City after his resignation. Doing so will offer him legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world... "His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless.". This admits nothing. Any first year law student, or a paralegal. will tell you this. To say that this is an admission of guilt is only in the fantasies of the person asserting this. Journalism is absolutely dead when rash judgments like this are perpetrated as fact.

Louis February 22, 2013 7:52 pm (Pacific time)

what a load of trash; absolute devoid of truth except that he will stay in the vatican and the reason is because he would be vulnerable to NUT cases who make assumptions as if they were facts. The vatican admitted nothing of the sort because he's not guilty of anything of the sort, or any other crime.

Agree with others February 19, 2013 8:15 am (Pacific time)

Mr. Stone is right. Mr. Clarke is right. Saint is right. Mr. Dubois is right. whatever is right. Joseph is right. Annett's creation (ITCCS) and the "Brussels" Press Releases are not fooling everyone who has been reading salem-news for years. Slick, but I am not fooled by the attempts to control discourse regarding the abuses in Canadian Indian schools and make a living off the facts (and the fictions being promoted side by side) regarding the issue. Salem-news, you should heed voices of reason about the Annetts and why they want so badly to control the discourse in this matter (this website is just one of many bully-pulpit platforms they have cultivated). I'm truly sorry for that, for Tim and Bonnie, as I care greatly about this website remaining credible as possible.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA February 19, 2013 7:52 am (Pacific time)

Is Critical-Thinking and Higher-Order-Thinking, basically, dead? Do people believe everything mainstream media like REUTERS spins? DO people believe everything they READ in print (or online) because the MEDIA or some self-appointed Spokesperson for a Cause says it is so > just because it is "from an anonymous source"?? Quoting Pullella > "His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless. He wouldn't have his immunity, his prerogatives, his security, if he is anywhere else," said one Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity." < Gotta love those ANONYMOUS VATICAN SOURCES that Philip Pullella @ REUTERS IS CHANNELING. Over my six decades, I have come to understand the media and reporters have their "agendas" and "publish or perish" pressures. No doubt there have been all kinds of abuses of children by Catholic priests, Boy Scout leaders, Mormon Clergy, school teachers...... etc. There will always be cover-ups if abuses and there will always be people and entities trying to protect their liberty from the gallows/prisons, their coffers and personal bank accounts. Insurance companies are the WORST. This really is Non-news regarding Ratzsinger retiring at the Vatican. Regardless of whether any wrong doing was even attached to Ratzsinger (or none), where else would he be safer from a 'wanna-be' murder than the Vatican? Even there, is he really "safe" from the in-house intrigues that are fodder (true or not) for a "publish or perish" driven MEDIA?

Common Sense February 19, 2013 7:34 am (Pacific time)

Symptom of Magical-Thinking, quoting: The "tornado that followed my first exorcism outside the Vatican in 2009, and the lightning that struck it on the day of Benedict's resignation, were not accidental." They probably were not accidental, and likely had NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU, Mr. Annett. I am confident that the tornado and lightening were caused combined weather-factors such as happen in the United States fairly frequently. Like the ACT of GOD spin you want to give the Italian weather, though. > Further, quoting: "Church sources said today, "His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless". This startling admission of guilt by the church.." < It is clear to me and seems a reasoned consideration to have him live at the Vatican. Much like an ex-U.S. President who has Secret Service protections after they leave office for defending their safety, the Vatican is likely the safest place for an elderly, ex-Pope to reside. He would be rather "defenseless" off in some 'villa' by himself (with just a few security staff) from any "Crazies" that want to make a 'NAME' for themselves and seek to target Ratzinger for harm or murder. (To Editor: Resubmitted with corrected typos)

fj February 18, 2013 10:36 pm (Pacific time)

Too bad most comments show the lack of research done on their own part as to the validity of this article... But then, what do you expect from the people of the UNITED STATES today???

Russini February 18, 2013 10:10 pm (Pacific time)

the more readers, who obviously do NOT read the entire story, complain that this "couldn't happen in 2013, could it?" the more we know those folks are here to try to discredit the writers. some of those people are planted here, just to confuse things and divert attention from these pedophiles, immoral bottom feeders. I feel that there will be no justice, there is no "solution" and religion is a mental illness. good on ITCCS because when they wanted me to be an alter boy, the priests were tryin' to get us in their private room for "special instruction" of course, I decided to talk about it, instead of experience it. YOU Go Fr. Annett, keep up the good work. Russini

ofminuka February 18, 2013 2:45 pm (Pacific time)

@Marcel. The pope presided over a cult guilty without doubt of perpetrating thousands of molestations and rapes of children. What law did Julian Assange break? Comparing the two is idiotic. Anyone in power that supports the catholic church is complicit in the rape of children and should be cast into the street like a dog. @ watever. Protecting the pope from prosecution using obscenely arrogant laws and protection that are not available to the general community is an obstruction of justice. The walls of this pedophilic moronic cult should be torn down and thier stolen wealth redistributed to the masses.

Joseph February 18, 2013 2:09 pm (Pacific time)

If this story were true or even if this was a reputable web-site, this would be groundbreaking news. Unfortunetly, it is either.

Tashi Deleg February 18, 2013 12:28 pm (Pacific time)

So South Park was right after all: their local priest was the only priest in the world who did NOT abuse children...

Frank Graham February 18, 2013 10:22 am (Pacific time)

Sod the Pope. I am hugely offended by the reference to " Tottering Liz Windsor, aka ..." By all means go after a suspected criminal, but have respect for a crowned monarch who hs nothing to do with any of this. Whatever sympathy I had with you cunts has evaporated.

whatever February 18, 2013 5:22 am (Pacific time)

I've seen crappy articles in life but grats this one takes first place.

whatever February 18, 2013 3:33 am (Pacific time)

Although I may agree in principle it is hardly obstruction of justice. Who has been obstructed so far? Your absolute arguments are only going to be preaching to the converted. If

Marcel Dubois February 18, 2013 2:05 am (Pacific time)

Hi guys. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one in seeing the HUGE flaw in the article's logic. No, protecting someone from prosecution does not equate to proving or admitting guilt. I believe someone is protected by the Ecuadorian government right now, and no one takes it as proof that he is a rapist.

Len Aaron February 17, 2013 9:27 pm (Pacific time)

The NWO pope just in time for the OBAMA-NATION KING to arrive in Jerusalem for Triumphal Entry. Think Petrus Romanus will have his seat yet on Mt. Zion @ Tomb of David in the Upper Room of the Last Supper in the place of Jesus. Maybe he can do mass there before pointing the way to the resurrected messiah after the "head wound" on Passover. Easter Sunday?? Prepare for sudden departure. It won't matter what this pervert priest did when they start the next Holocaust.

Shawn February 17, 2013 6:52 pm (Pacific time)

Morons. All of you.

Shawn February 17, 2013 6:52 pm (Pacific time)

You are all idiots.

Cynthia L. February 17, 2013 4:50 pm (Pacific time)

Pergatory should be an interesting place!! Perhaps this will be the Lord's answer for eternity for all these men.

ralph luc February 17, 2013 2:49 pm (Pacific time)

have faith in the holy spirit who put him there not these trashy newspapers

Ben Bush Jr February 17, 2013 9:40 am (Pacific time)

This may not be an admission of guilt, but it surely is a noteworthy legal maneuver. The Vatican knows what it's doing legally. It is also significant that the United States and the Vatican are not signatories to the ITCCS. It could be presumed that the ITCCS has no jurisdiction over the Vatican. Nevertheless, the legal maneuver is noteworthy.

Ben Bush Jr February 17, 2013 9:38 am (Pacific time)

This may not be an admission of guilt, but it surely is a noteworthy legal maneuver. The Vatican knows what it's doing legally. It is also significant that the United States and the Vatican are not signatories to the ITCCS. It could be presumed that the ITCCS has no jurisdiction over the Vatican. Nevertheless, the legal maneuver is noteworthy.

Frank LaFerriere February 17, 2013 7:09 am (Pacific time)

In researching for my book Our Father Who Art in Hell: A Priest Rape Survivors Story I found it amazing that each of these Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops and the Pope there is concrete proof they held the church over the us victims of priest rape and abuse by their participation in the cover ups. The names of the priests, brothers and msgrs are those who have either been outright convicted in a court of law throughout the WORLD and the United States, or there is absolute credible proof of their raping children. Mind you, this list is not complete yet as I have seventeen other countries that have compiled lists for me to go through. All of this information I have gotten on this group of Pedophile Pimps and Perverts come from court documents, the churches own files, police reports, news articles, bishopsaccountability and abuse tracker:

1.Pope Benedict XVI
2.Cardinal Timothy Dolan
3.Cardinal Justin Rigali
4.Cardinal Bernard Law
5.Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua
6.Cardinal Richard Cushing
7.Cardinal Humberto Medeiros
8.Cardinal William J Leveda
9.Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
10.Cardinal Roger Mahoney
11.Cardinal Angelo Sodano
12.Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
13.Cardinal Hans Hermann Groër
14.Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
15.Cardinal Sean Brady
16.Cardinal John Krol
17.Cardinal Desmond Connell
18.Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor
19.Cardinal George Pell
20.Archbishop Romulo G. Valles
21.Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo
22.Archbishop Ernesto Antolin Salgado
23.Archbishop Juliusz Paetz
24.Archbishop William E Cousins
25.Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss
26.Archbishop Philip Wilson
27.Bishop Michael Malone
28.Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus
29.Bishop Michael Patrick Driscoll
30.Bishop Tod Brown
31.Bishop William J Lynn
32.Bishop Kurt Krenn
33.Bishop Manuel Moreno
34.Bishop John B McCormack
35.Bishop Robert Finn
36.Bishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian
37.Bishop Martin Jumoad
38.Bishop Rodolfo F. Beltran
39.Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos
40.Bishop Roger Vangheluwe
41.Bishop John Aloysius Ward
42.Bishop Brendan Comiskey
43.Bishop Donal J. Herlihy
44.Bishop John Magee
45.Bishop Séamus Hegarty
46.Bishop Donal Murray
47.Bishop Joseph R. Cistone
48.Bishop Georg Müller
49.Bishop Raymond Lahey
50.Bishop Alphonsus Liguori Penney
51.Bishop Joseph Anthony Ferrario
52.Bishop Lawrence Soens
53.Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien
54.Bishop Gerard Louis Frey
55.Bishop Raymond W. Lessard
56.Bishop Leo Clarke
57.Bishop Roger Mahoney
58.Coadjutor Bishop John J. Myers
59.Priest Michael Charles Glennon
60.Priest Michael Aulsebrook
61.Priest Frank Klep
62.Priest David Rapon
63.Priest Gerald Ridsdale
64.Priest Denis McAlinden
65.Priest Brian Lucas
66.Priest Wayland Brown
67.Priest Oliver O'Grady
68.Priest Arthur O’Brien
69.Priest Edward Avery
70.Priest John McDevitt
71.Priest Paul LeBrun
72.Priest Joseph Briceno
73.Priest Mark Lehman
74.Priest Stephen Kiesle
75.Priest Joseph Bukoski
76.Priest Franc Frantar
77.Priest Thomas Adamson
78.Priest James Hickey
79.Priest Patrick Hughes
80.Priest Denis Daly
81.Priest Eugene Greene
82.Priest Seán Fortune
83.Priest Federico Lombardi
84.Priest Paul McGennis
85.Priest Gilbert Gauthe
86.Priest John Kinsey
87.Priest William Manahan
88.Priest Paul Couch
89.Priest Bernard Green
90.Priest Piers Grant-Ferris
91.Priest John Kinsey
92.Priest Richard White
93.Priest Jeremiah McGrath
94.Priest James Carragher
95.Priest James Robinson
96.Priest Micheál Ledwith
97.Priest Alexander Bede Walsh
98.Priest André Vanderlyn
99.Priest Robert Borremans
100.Priest Joris Horvath
101.Priest Bruno Vos
102.Priest Jef Van den Ouweland
103.Priest Marc Vangheluwe
104.Priest Bart Aben
105.Priest Louis Dupont
106.Priest André Louis
107.Priest Gilbert Hubermont
108.Priest Jean-François Gysels
109.Priest Ivan Čuček
110.Priest Drago Ljubičić
111.Priest František Merta
112.Priest François Lefort
113.Priest Pierre Dufour
114.Priest Henri Lebras
115.Priest Denis Vadeboncoeur
116.Priest Bruno Kieffer
117.Priest Jean Luc Heckner
118.Priest Father Peter Hullermann
119.Priest Fraul Cabonce
120.Priest Christopher Basil "Kit" Cunningham
121.Priest Brenden Smyth
122.Priest Samuel Martinez
123.Priest Stanley Gana
124.Priest Francis Lundy
125.Priest Ciro Benedettini
126.Priest Fredrico Lombardi
127.Priest George Bredemann
128.Priest Michael Hill
129.Priest William Manahan
130.Priest John Lloyd
131.Priest Joseph Jordan
132.Priest Thomas Smolich
133.Priest Charles Leonard Connor
134.Priest Jerold Linder
135.Priest Santiago
136.Priest Shawn Ratigan
137.Priest Paul R Shanley
138.Priest Joseph E. Birmingham
139.Priest Ronald Paquin
140.Priest John Hanlon
141.Priest Paul Mahan
142.Priest Ernest Tourigney
143.Priest Richard Matte
144.Priest James Doyle
145.Priest James Grennan
146.Priest Seán Fortune
147.Priest Daniel McCormack
148.Priest William Goltz
149.Priest Juan Carlos Duran
150.Priest James Porter
151.Priest Edward Paquette
152.Priest William Roach
153.Priest Neil Doherty
154.Priest Anthony Mercieca
155.Priest Lawrence C Murphy
156.Priest Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul
157.Priest Eleuterio Ramos
158.Priest Albert Davis
159.Priest Siegfried Widera
160.Priest Charles Barnett
161.Priest Vincent Ryan
162.Priest David O'Hearn
163.Priest John Sidney Denham
164.Priest James Fletcher
165.Priest Charles Engelhardt
166.Priest Kelvin Gerald Sharkey
167.Priest Adrian Richard Van Klooster
168.Priest Roger Michael Bellemore
169.Priest Julio Grassi
170.Priest Tarcísio Tadeu Spricigo
171.Priest Marcial Maciel
172.Priest Geraldo da Consolação Machado
173.Priest Felix Barbosa Carreiro
174.Priest José Andrés Aguirre Ovalle
175.Priest Gilbert Gauthe
176.Priest Neville Joseph Creen
177.Priest Peter Lewis Comensoli
178.Diocesan Director of Youth Vincent Kieran Kiss
179.Reverend James "Ron" Gonsalves
180.Marist Brother Ross Murrin
181.Brother Michael Evans
182.Brother Gerard William Dick
183.Brother John William Chute
184.Brother David Christian
185.Brother Robert Charles Best
186.Brother Gregory Ferguson
187.Brother William Stanley Irwin
188.Brother Kevin Francis Phillips
189.Brother Brian Joseph Spillane
190.Msgr. David Cappo
191.Msgr. William Roach
192.Msgr. Dale Fushek
193.Msgr. Michael A. Harris
194.Msgr. Micheál Ledwidth
195.Msgr. Georg Ratzinger
196.Msgr. James Malloy
197.Canon Martin Clancy
198.Padre Wolfgang S
199.Teacher Bernard Shero
200.Layman Daniel Bernardo Beltrán Murguía Ward

Saint. February 16, 2013 7:15 pm (Pacific time)

Ralph is right. This isn't an admission of guilt at all. I'm an atheist and have plenty of issues with the Catholic Church, but publishing articles that call for logic and reason that are full of bullshit... That's pretty lame. Get your shit together. You're what's wrong with the movement for logic and reason. Practice what you preach.

Michael M Clarke February 16, 2013 3:09 pm (Pacific time)

As an Atheist, I truly despise the church and its crimes. But I am purely disgusted at your complete lack of journalistic skills. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Ralph E. Stone February 16, 2013 9:13 am (Pacific time)

I do not see this statement as an admission of guilt. I also don't believe any court would indict, arrest, or even prosecute the Pope based on any case the ITCCS brought. However, the more credible action is by the Centre for Constitutional Rights, a New York-based non-profit legal group, who requested an International Criminal Court inquiry on behalf of the Survivors Network, arguing that the global church has maintained a "long-standing and pervasive system of sexual violence" despite promises to swiftly oust predators. Whether the ICC will take the case or whether it has jurisdiction is another matter.

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