Incontestably Vatican is the most powerful religious organization in the world. The Catholic Church has members in almost all countries. Yet, very few of these faithful members know the monstrous crime committed by Vatican throughout history. Discover 7 dark fact about the Roman Catholic Church:
7 – The Duplessis Orphans
Duplessis orphans is the name given to thousands of so-called orphaned children who were falsely declared mentally ill by the Quebec government, in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church which managed the orphanages and confined to psychiatric institutions from 1940 to 1970.
The Roman Catholic Churchhas developed a strategyto obtainfederal grants forthousands of children, most of whom become orphanedby being forcedly removed from theirsingle mothers…
All these orphans will be baptized Duplessis orphans because it coincides with the time when Maurice Duplessis was premier of Quebec.
Many times, those innocent children who have been removed from their single mothers, were beaten, sexually assaulted and even killed in satanic rituals, or as a result of massacre.
Seven religious orders were involved: the Sisters of Providence, the Sisters of Mercy, the Gray Nuns of Montreal, the Sisters of Charity of Quebec, the Little Franciscans of Mary, the Brothers of Notre-Dame-de-la-Misericorde, and the Brothers of Charity.
As of today, the Duplessis orphans case remains the most important case of child abuse in Canadian history.
6- Magdalene Asylums
Magdalene asylums, commonly known in Ireland under the terms of Magdalene laundries, refer to a group of Catholic institutions, from 18th to the late 20th centuries, designed to the rehabilitation of “fallen women” to “promiscuous women.”
The term “fallen women” was used by the Roman Catholic Church to design women who were accused of working in prostitution or having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
The first asylum like that was located on Leeson Street in Dublin, Ireland, and was founded on June 11, 1765 by Lady Arabella Denny for “Protestant Girls”.
Under religious cover, these institutions embodied abuse and slavery. From 1922-1996 about 10 000 young women declared “rejected by society” by the church were locked there. These adolescents were often placed in these institutions where they were forced to work under the direction of nuns.
Several reliable estimations indicate about 30 000 women were forced to stay there, against their will, where they were abused and worked for years with no pay. Some of them were forced to have sex in a cold climate.
It is also believed that women who tried to escape or refused to obey where murdered. In 1993, a mass grave containing 155 corpses was discovered at the grounds of a former convent in Dublin.
The last convent of the Madeleine in Ireland was closed September 25, 1996.
5 – Spain’s Stolen Children
Spain’s Stolen Children is another sad event that occurred In the 1940s and 1980s, during the military regime led by Francisco Franco.
More than 30,000 children, whose fathers were either in jail or had been assassinated by Francoist troops during the Spanish Civil War and Francoist Spain, were taken from their mothers, for ideological reasons, based on the controversial thesis of a psychiatrist, himself close to Franco, Dr. Antonio Vallejo Nágera.
Later, children of republican families were taken then placed in Francoist families to avoid “their contamination and degeneration” with their republican families that were considered inferior race. This practice, almost systematic, takes place with the complicity of the hospital staff, under the joint aegis of various authorities of the Roman Catholic Church.
The primary objective behind that barbaric action is that Francisco Franco wanted to purify Spain of “undesirable parents”, by stealing their babies. According to the Catholic and diet of Francisco Franco leaders, Republicans children cannot remain with their birth mother beyond three years.
After adduction, these children are then taken over by a Catholic institution that inculcates them an ideology very opposite to that of their parents. And most of those innocent children were subject of child trafficking and illegal adoption.
Even the after death of Francisco Franco in 1975, the Catholic Church continued to rule the Spanish social services and largely continued the child kidnappings until in 1987 where the scheme fully ended.
However, most great modern historians state that the actual number of these abductions could even reach 300,000 victims. Some say about 15% of children adopted in Spain between 1960 and 1987 were arbitrary abducted from their parent.
4 – Prostitute Rings, Gay Networks, and Homosexuality
The Catholic Church has been known since the end of the twentieth century for many sexual abuse cases against minors committed by priests and their religious leaders. Some of these cases have been brought to justice, but others have been covered or suppressed by the church hierarchy.
It is therefore not possible to list all these dark cases in this article; we see few cases that have been registered in the United States only… Subscribe for the upcoming release of a video covering the cases in other countries like Canada, Australia, France, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Norway.
The first reported cases of crimes against children in the Catholic Church in the United States appear in the end of the 1980s. High profile trials, such as that in 1993 of the priest Edward A. Pipala – convicted of rape on a dozen young boys – helping to give a voice to some victims. Soon hundreds come out of their silence to let the world know the criminal activities of the priests.
In February 2002, the scandal of sexual abuse by American priests against minors bursts in the diocese of Boston. Twenty-four diocesan priests accused of pedophilia, abnormal or unnatural sexual attraction of an adult toward children.
In 2004, the John Jay Report, an independent study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, released by the US Catholic Church, estimated at 4400 the number of priests accused of sexual abuse of minors in the US between 1950 and 2002, which represent 4% of all 110,000 priests in office during that period.
The number of child victims of such abuse is estimated at 11,000, 67% aged between 11 and 17 years. The victims have received compensation totaling $ 2 billion.
In late March 2010, the New York Times draws attention to the case of Father Lawrence Murphy, who committed numerous sexual abuses on minors in the years 1950-1974… His file was sent to Rome in 1996, but the leaders did not treat the case with sufficient rigor, although the Vatican and the Italian daily newspaper “Avvenire” considered the accusation as erroneous interpretation.
3 – The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day
The massacre of St. Bartholomew took place on August 24, 1572, the day of St. Bartholomew, and prolonged for several days in the capital, and then spread to more than twenty provincial towns during the following weeks. This is a tragic and sad episode in the religious wars characterized by barbaric attacks from ultra-Catholic leaders against Protestants.
During the massacre, countless of Protestant members and leaders, including the noble Gaspard de Coligny, were cruelly executed. Three Lords (the Duke of Guise, the Duke of Aumale and half-brother of King Henri, Grand Prior of France), at the head of a group of Catholic Swiss mercenaries, were in charge of the massacre. They were determined to exterminate all the Protestants at the very first signal.
It was a bloody night for the innocent reformers who wanted to serve God according to the Bible and their conscience. Coligny was killed in his bed with a dagger by Besme (Charles Dianovitz). His body was thrown out the window, castrated (removed his testicles) and decapitated in the courtyard, again by Besme. The body was then brought to the Seine, before being dragged through the streets and hanged on the gallows of Montfaucon, (execution by hanging) where it was exhibited, hung upside down. It was an interminable night for the protestants; thousands killed by Catholics.
- The Massacre of Mérindol
The massacre of Merindol is a cruel event carried against Protestants of the Evangelical Church of Vaud by the Catholic Church together with King Francis I. The Waldensians (also known as Waldenses or Vaudois), who joined the Protestant religion after being tired of the Catholic church abuses, developed their evangelical mission in Provence, in the Luberon and Piedmont with relations with the Protestants of Bohemia and Switzerland.
In 1540, because they refuse to return to the Catholic church, the Vaudois were subject of a conviction by the edict of Mérindol, a formal declaration that would lead to the massacre of 3000 people in five days, devastation of 24 villages of Luberon, including that of Mérindol in spring 1545, and sentence of 670 protestants to the galleys of Marseilles.
The edit condemned by absentia all “heretics” to be burned, and ordered all the villages of Mérindol, Cabrières-d’Aigues, and other places that were a safe refuge for the “heretics”, to be destroyed, the houses razed to their foundations ; caves and other underground areas that were their dwelling places, demolished; forests cut, fruit trees uprooted; the leaders and main rebels executed, and their wives and children banned for life from these places.
To convince the king, the Catholic leaders stated “The Vaudois occupied strong positions among the Alps; they were so numerous that they could put under arms up to fifteen thousand men. They correspond with the Swiss and in case of foreign war, they can easily take over control of Aix and Marseilles.”
The Waldenses were amnestied and allowed to live in their place. Eager to shed blood, those church leaders asked the king to revoke, FOR THE SALVATION OF HIS SOUL, the amnesty he had granted to the Vaudois of Mérindol.
Francis I gave in and wrote, on January 1st, 1545, to the parliament of Provence to implement the judgment. The leaders of the Catholic Church, along with the royalty, commanded “that the country of Provence be entirely depopulated and cleaned of such deceivers (the peaceful Protestants).” The results? 1000s of innocent Protestants were massacred in five days.
- The Croatian Holocaust (The Holocaust in the Independent State of Croatia)
The Croatian Holocaust is a less known genocide of Jews and other ethnic minorities during World War II within the Independent State of Croatia, which was led by Ustaše regime, who where “ultraconservative Catholicism and racism.”
In 1941 after occupation of Yugoslavia by the Axis alliance (Germany, Italy, and Japan), a new fascist government was formed and called the Independent State of Croatia. Although claimed to be Independent, the regime was in fact a “Nazi puppet state” headed by the dictator Ante Pavelic.
To show his appreciation to the new oppressor, the Catholic archbishop Aloysius Stepinac held a banquet, during which he proclaimed Ante Pavelic “God’s hand at work.”… The celebration is not over yet.
Pope Pius XII cordially received the blood thirsty dictator, although he was told about a recent barbaric crime committed by Ante Pavelic by locking hundreds of Serbians inside an Orthodox church and burning the building to the ground.
An adviser of Ante Pavelic advised him to destroy Croatia’s Serbian population by “killing one third, expelling the other third, and assimilating the remaining third.”
The advice was well appreciated by the Ustaša and the Catholic Church leaders. It is reported that at Jasenovac camp, a former priest student named Petar Brzica won a contest by cutting the throats of 1,360 individuals in a single night.
In the following year, in 1942, other attacks were conducted by catholic priests against Serbs and Jews, leading the death of thousands of innocents.
During The Holocaust, most of the Jews were executed in concentration camps such as Jasenovac and others in Yugoslavia which were run by Catholic priests. Those who were not killed in Croatia were turned over by the Ustaše for execution in Nazi Germany.
According to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum lists:
- 32,000 Jews, with 12,000 to 20,000 Jews killed at the Jasenovac system of camps
- At least 25,000 Roma, or virtually the entire Roma population in the State of Croatia
- Between 320,000 to 340,000 Serbs, most killed by the Ustasha authorities.