From the time of his death, I (and many others) have wondered about the circumstances surrounding the premature demise of Pope John Paul I. I
recently discovered a couple of websites that discuss these in some detail, and include the relevant information and links here.
David Yallop wrote, in his book In God's Name
, that the precise circumstances attending the discovery of the body of John Paul I "eloquently
demonstrate that the Vatican practiced a disinformation campaign." The Vatican told one lie after another: "Lies about little things, lies about big
things. All these lies had but one purpose: to disguise the fact that Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, had been assassinated." Pope Luciani
"received the palm of martyrdom because of his convictions ...
David Yallop reconstructs the actions of Cardinal Villot and paints a very suspicious portrait. It is reported that at 5:00 a.m. Cardinal Villot
confirmed the Holy Father's death. The Pope's glasses, slippers, and will disappeared, "none of these items has ever been seen again." Speculation
is that there may have been vomit on the slippers, which if examined would identify poison as the cause of death.
Cardinal Villot (or an aide) telephoned the embalmers and a Vatican car was sent to fetch them. Incredibly, the car was at their door at 5:00
a.m.! What ensued in the following hour is still a mystery.
It was not until 6:00 a.m. that Dr. Buzzonati (not Professor Fontana, the head of the Vatican medical service), arrived and confirmed the death,
without drawing up a death certificate. Dr. Buzzonati attributed the death to acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
At about 6:30 a.m. Villot began to inform the cardinals, an hour and a half after the embalmers had arrived! Yallop notes that, for Cardinal
Villot, the embalmers took precedence over the cardinals and the head of the Vatican medical service.
By 6 p.m. that evening, the Papal Apartments had been entirely polished and washed. Yallop writes that the secretaries packed up and carried away
the Pope's clothes, "including his letters, notes, books and a small handful of personal mementos.... By 6:00 p.m., the entire 19 rooms of the Papal
Apartments were totally bereft of anything remotely associated with the Papacy of Luciani."
Villot arranged for the embalming to be performed that evening, a procedure as unusual as it was illegal. Why the rush? It is also reported that
during the embalming it was insisted that no blood was to be drained from the body, and neither were any of the organs to be removed. Yallop notes
that "a small quantity of blood would of course have been more than sufficient for a forensic scientist to establish the presence of any poisonous
The strange events following the Pope's death points to something other than death by natural causes. The question is 'If John Paul I was
murdered ... why ?'
The "Smiling Pope," as he was affectionately called was born Albino Luciani ... He was warm, humble and had no aspirations for the papacy ... He was
on a mission to reverse the Church's position on contraception, cleaning up the Vatican bank and dismissing many Masonic cardinals.
The P-2 Lodge, as it was called, was founded in 1877 to provide for provincial Freemasons - known as Propaganda Due (P-2). It became a secret lodge in
1970 to recruit men of right-wing persuasion to prevent a Communist takeover. It was involved in a financial scandal and its offices were raided and
membership lists were found. Many heads of the Italian State services, government officials, police chiefs, businessmen, journalists etc. were listed.
This organization was disbanded but still operated secretly. In fact, they are still operating within Vatican circles to this very day ...
He was about to make a series of dismissals and new appointments and remove those accused of financial and other misdeeds. All this has been construed
as a motive for his murder.
But there is more ...
The Vatican Bank (or The Institute for Works of Religion - IOR), was personally owned and operated by the Pope and made loans to religious projects
all over the world. It was discovered that the bank exploited its high status and engaged in risky speculation and illegal schemes, including money
laundering. Money was invested with Robert Calvi, head of the bank in Milan. He was eventually convicted for currency fraud in 1981 - (over $1.3
billion dollars was missing from bank funds). Calvi fled to England where he was found dead, hanging from a bridge in London ...
Various other strange deaths occurred after the death of John Paul I. These included: The murder of Judge Emillio Alessandrini, a magistrate
investigating the Banco Ambrosiano activities. Calvi and Sindona have close ties to the Vatican. The murder of Nino Pecorelli, an investigative
journalist, exposing membership and dealings of the Freemason's P-2 group. And the murder of Lt. Col. Antonio Varisco, head of Rome's security
service also investigating the activities of the P-2 group. There are many more.
A recent poll determined that 30% of Italians are convinced that John Paul I was murdered. That is 15 Million people in one country.
How many others are there all over the world ?
The murder of Pope John Paul I
The Mysterious Death of Pope John Paul I
[Edited on 8-5-2004 by Pisky]