Was Pope Benedict fired by the Knights of Malta?


Popes don’t resign. They get fired


by Kevin Barrett


Sometimes they’re “fired” by God, who has been known to dismiss them from this mortal coil. On other occasions, Satan – through one of his secret societies infesting the Vatican – slips the Pontiff one of those patented papal poisons.

But Popes do not resign because they’re getting old. If you believe that Papal Bull, I have a “we killed Bin Laden and threw him in the ocean” story to sell you.

Noted Catholic scholar Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine, could not contain himself when, in the lobby of Tehran’s Parsian Hotel, he was confronted with the news. “But…but that’s unprecedented!” Jones shouted.

So…why did Pope Benedict XVI REALLY step down?

Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, is no conspiracy theorist. He’s THE quasi-official Vatican-embedded journalist and commentator.

So when Moynihan let slip a soupçon of skepticism about the “resigned due to old age” story, my ears pricked up and my hair stood on end. Moynihan points out in his latest journalistic encyclical that the Pope sure didn’t look like he needed to resign for health reasons:  “I saw the Pope twice this week, once at a concert (on Monday evening, where I was sitting about 20 yards away from him) and at his General Audience on Wednesday. For a man of 85, he looked well, though he did seem tired.”

Why, pray tell, did he “seem tired”? What, precisely, was weighing on his infallible mind?

Moynihan takes a guess:

 On Saturday, I intended (sic) a funeral Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for a cardinal who died last week (Cardinal Giovanni Cheli). Pope Benedict was scheduled to attend, but at the very last minute, he canceled his attendance. This was an indication to me already Saturday evening that he was unusually tired (he had spent several hours that monring (sic) with the Order of the Knights of Malta). Normally he would have been present at a cardinal’s funeral.

Monihan’s typo “monring” (“my ring”) is suggestive. The Pope’s office is symbolized by the Ring of the Fisherman, which is ceremonially transferred when the papacy changes hands. Wikipedia, the Zionist authority on everything, explains:

During the ceremony of a Papal Coronation or Papal Inauguration, the Dean of the College of Cardinals slips the ring on the third finger of the new Pope’s right hand. Upon a papal death, the ring was ceremonially broken in the presence of other cardinals by the Camerlengo, in order to prevent the sealing of backdated, forged documents during the interregnum, or sede vacante.

What a scurrilous bunch those papal hangers-on must be!

Moynihan’s Freudian slip occurs in the middle of the sentence:

This was an indication to me already Saturday evening that he was unusually tired (he had spent several hours that monring (sic) with the Order of the Knights of Malta).

So THAT’S what was weighing so heavily on Pope Benedict: Spending several hours that morning with the Knights of Malta. The meeting exhausted him. So he resigned.

Somehow I don’t think it was just the exhaustion.

What did the Knights of Malta tell the Pope that caused His Holiness to take the “unprecedented” step of stepping down?

Was it a simple “you’re fired”?

The Knights of Malta are one of the most feared and whispered-about secret societies in the world. Originally a gang of fanatical crusaders dedicated to perpetrating genocide in the Holy Land, the Knights apparently have not changed very much – at least if you believe Seymour Hersh. He says the Knights of Malta are a key part of “how eight or nine neoconservatives, radicals if you will, overthrew the American government.” (Hersh is too polite to mention that they did it by way of the 9/11 inside job.)

Seymour Hersh explains:

“[The] attitude (toward the Iraq invasion) was, ‘What’s this? What are they all worried about, the politicians and the press, they’re all worried about some looting?” Hersh was quoted as saying. “Don’t they get it? We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. And when we get all the oil, nobody’s gonna give a damn.’ That’s the attitude. We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. That’s an attitude that pervades, I’m here to say, a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command [JSOC].”

Hersh further claimed that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Vice Admiral William McRaven and others in the JSOC were members of the “Knights of Malta” and “Opus Dei,” two little known Catholic orders.

“They do see what they’re doing — and this is not an atypical attitude among some military — it’s a crusade, literally,” Hersh reportedly continued. “They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They’re protecting them from the Muslims [as in] the 13th century. And this is their function.”

He added that members of these societies have developed a secret set of insignias that represent “the whole notion that this is a culture war” between religions.

Reading Hersh between the lines, it appears that the Knights of Malta – a radical secret society penetrated by Freemasonic agents – helped bring us 9/11 and the 9/11 wars. Have they forced Pope Benedict to resign…or at least caused him so much worry (about what future plans?!) that Benedict felt he had to flee the Vatican rather than shoulder responsibility for whatever is coming?

Are the Knights of Malta and their Israeli friends about to ramp up the clash of civilizations? Are they going to nuke an American city and blame it on Iran? Are they planning some other dastardly act that Benedict couldn’t stomach?

Or could the Pope’s resignation have been caused by some other intrigue involving the Knights of Malta?

At this point, we just don’t know. The choice of the next pope may reveal the hidden agenda.

Here’s the hot rumor going around Italy, passed to me by journalist Roberto Quaglia: Pope Benedict was fired in order to pave the way for a new Pope who will sanction homosexual marriage, non-celibate priests, and other projects aimed at sexualizing and de-sacralizing the Church. According to this analysis, the judeo-freemasonic secret societies responsible for Vatican II have been pushing Benedict to allow gay marriage and a sex-lovin’ priesthood – but Benedict’s eternal response is “not on my watch!” So, goeth the rumor, they ended Benedict’s watch.

My Muslim friends here in Tehran have a different story: They suspect that the Pope resigned because the Church is about to be blown to smithereens when the 2nd-century Gospel of Barnabas is made public. My most knowledgeable informant on this matter, a certain Professor Ben Isa, claims to know from a trusted source, a Turkish parliamentarian, that a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas, currently under armed guard in a special room of the Turkish capitol in Ankara, has been carbon-dated and certified as arguably the oldest extant Gospel.

The copy of Barnabas in the Turkish capitol, Dr. Ben Isa adds, appears to be identical – word for word – with the other copies, which Western scholars have tried to dismiss as Muslim forgeries.

Now it looks like the “Muslim forgery” predates the canonical gospels!

Barnabas’s Gospel, already known from much later copies, reveals that early Christianity was much closer to today’s Islam than to today’s Christianity. Like the Qur’an, it is unitarian. Like the Qur’an, it suggests that Jesus was not actually crucified. And in anticipation of the Qur’an, it predicts the coming of the Prophet Muhammad.

The import of the new Barnabas is staggering. In a nutshell:

Bye-bye Christianity as we’ve known it.

Hello Islam.

Will the Turkish government soon be announcing this news to the world? Rumor has it that powerful forces are trying to persuade the Turks, through threats and bribes, to relinquish Barnabas. If they do, it will probably disappear into the deepest sub-basement of the Vatican.

Or are the Turks resisting the pressure?

Did the Pope resign in order to avoid having to captain the ship of Christianity after it hits the iceberg named Barnabas?

Only God (and possibly the Knights of Malta) knows for sure.




  1. Lots of great comments here, thanks everybody!

    This article was intended to be playfully speculative and provocative. The “bye-bye Christianity, hello Islam” line, and the rest of the article, should be read in that light.

    The one thing we know for sure is that the Pope resigned for reasons other than, or in addition to, the ones he has given. Everything else is speculation…so we might as well have fun with it.

  2. “The Gospel of Barnabas” has LONG been proven a forgery, fake, and utter garbage.

    However! Please take the time to read “The Epistle of Barnabas” which is an entirely different story!

    Dated after the destruction of the temple in 70ad, but before the Bar Kochba revolt in 132, “The Epistle of Barnabas” is a MUST READ. I found the website at earlychristianwritings dot com to be favorable, with several translations offered (by Lightfoot, Hoole, and others).

    All too often “The Gospel of Barnabas” is referred to by Atheists, Jews, and Muslims, in attempts to discredit The Bible. Don’t be fooled! The entire scheme is a ploy that attempts to discredit “The Epistle of Barnabas”. Read it for yourself and be amazed!

  3. There is an awful lot of sheer speculation in there Kevin – I don’t like the anti-Christian bent. Why not throw in an albino Monk assassin?

  4. I am a knight of Tuckerton, NJ. Who is scared now. I think I bought cookies from “The knights of malta” from Northfield NJ. Fear always makes me conform and obey.

  5. The church is in trouble, probably because of Vatican II.
    As for your other allegations, there are more rabbis, per capita, dicking little boys than there are priests.
    “Younger priests demanding changes” = non-believers demanding changes.
    Are young rabbis demanding the old rabbis make changes to interpreting the Torah? Are young gurus demanding the old gurus change Hinduism? Are young Buhddist monks demanding the Roshi make changes? Either you believe the dogma, or you don’t.

    By the way, the original meaning of celibate was “not married”, which by extension meant pious priests would not engage in sexual activity. It is said that Luther recognised that many priests were, in fact, engaging in sexual activity through abuse of their status. Therefore, as sinners themselves, they were not in a position of providing absolution of sins.

  6. Money Scandal Behind Papal Coup d’Etat, excerpts from the article:

    What sounded the death knell on Pope Benedict was his personal involvement in the bribery and money-laundering practices of the Vatican Bank, comically known as The Institute of Religious Works (IOR). That dirty connection gave the anti-Ratzinger faction in the College of Cardinals the needed leverage to dump the obstinate German from the papal throne.

    During my second speaking tour in Rome, in the spring of 2010, I met with several senior Italian senators and officials of the parliamentary Radical Party. They all said the same thing about why Joseph Ratzinger had been made pope, and what awaited him. To quote one of those politicians,

    “Nobody becomes pope without a sordid past, because only with such liabilities can he be controlled by the Curia. It’s the same in any big company. Well, Ratzinger made many indiscretions as a Cardinal and made many enemies. His signing letters ordering criminal concealment was just one sin. He was to be the scapegoat for all of the trash that the church knew would surface”

    Cardinal Bertone is the Secretary of State of the Roman Curia, the structure that actually runs the Roman Church. As with the President of the United States, the Papal role is largely figurative. Theoretically he heads the Curia, but the real boss is Secretary of State.

    Brian: Perhaps blackmail is also part of life at the Vatican.

  7. New info from Kevin Annett:

    “The ITCCS Central Office in Brussels is compelled by Pope Benedict’s sudden abdication to disclose the following details:

    1. On Friday, February 1, 2013….. our Office concluded an agreement with representatives of a European nation and its courts to secure an arrest warrant against Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict, for crimes against humanity and ordering a criminal conspiracy.

    2. This arrest warrant was to be delivered to the office of the “Holy See” in Rome on Friday, February 15, 2013. It allowed the nation in question to detain Ratzinger as a suspect in a crime if he entered its sovereign territory….

  8. The Gospel of Barnabas is not new news, copies of Barnabas are in the Lost Books from the 1920’s, I have a copy of it. It will not and has not changed the Christian Doctorine at all. Carbon dating has nothing to do with what is canonical.

  9. Dr. Barrett,
    I sincerely hope that the Gospel of Barnabas is released, and released soon! All followers of Jesus deserve to partake in the account of his ministry. After all, we hold to the truth above all else.
    Already, Christians have lost untold numbers of books and scrolls, burnt first by Constantine, and removed on purpose over the centuries by an increasingly dogmatic and power hungry church.
    Let this lost legacy be returned to humanity, as soon as possible!

  10. Gospel of Barnabas? You fell for that fake? It’s not even a good fake. Archaeology has better fakes!

    I think that Pope Benedict XVI never relished the job, and he was already 78 when he started. I don’t plan to dissect his Papacy, as others will do that. But I doubt that the Knights of Malta meeting precipitated the Pope’s resignation. He had been thinking about it for some time; his unprecedented 2 visits to Pope Celestine’s grave infers this. Also, he wrote his resignation letter in Latin, and read it in Latin to the cardinals. Then he gave them his blessing, got up and left. No discussion, no explanation. Some of the cardinals did not understand what he had said. I think Benedict was making a major point, by the WAY that he resigned. Cardinals who don’t understand Latin? Hello! The point of using Latin for almost 2000 years, was that it could be universally used and understood, all over the world, regardless of the person’s mother tongue. It worked well, until recently. If Catholic cardinals don’t understand Latin, that’s the equivalent of “Houston, we have a problem”. There IS a developing problem. How do you have a universal church without a universal tongue? Misunderstandings will abound. What will they do, use smartphones and Google to translate? What will they use as a lingua franca? Although the Pope sent his first tweet recently, I think the Facebook and Twitter world is not for him, and he knows it. He plans to have more peace and quiet, away from electronic devices and human intrusions. I dream of doing the same thing! A friend of mine, who was a medical doctor, had the same dream. He told me just before he retired, that his first act would be to throw away his beeper, and his second act would be to permanently shut off his alarm clock. He was still young, so I think that his third act was going to involve his wife.

    Whatever problems prompted the Pope to resign, I think they had been brewing for some time. And let’s face it, he was already 78 when he was elected. Now he’s almost 86. He has established a precedent by resigning before he gets too decrepit. I think it’s a good precedent. I believe the cardinals will elect a much younger person this time, as they had done with John Paul II, who was only 58 when he was elected.

    • again!? how are you jewish, turn catholic, then jewish again. the last pope John Paul….also jewish.
      After they (Rothschild banks) took over the banking for the Vatican it was over, 1820’s I may be off a little.

  11. http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/79715-resigning-ratzinger-covered-up-global-child-abuse-mea-maxima-culpa-silence-in-the-house-of-god

    Resigning Ratzinger Covered Up Global Child Abuse

    Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of paedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.
    Watch this and you will not be surprised that Pope Benedict XVI has become the first Pope to resign in 600 years.


  12. As for this Gospel of Barnabas theory, if you listen to Clif High’s interview on 2 February, he explains that the bible as we know it, is total bunk and the story was twisted by the elites for the purposes of controlling the masses. You’ll find the link and transcript at:

    The bible in its original form was an account of an invasion by an outside force to our planet.
    If you read the original Aramaic or Hebrew (which is basically Sumerian) texts, there is no mention of any Holy Ghost/Spirit or God or Creator. The symbol/word which has been translated in the English bible as Holy Ghost is a designation. It’s the designation for an alien scout craft which travels from the mothership to the planet!!!

    • Ah CoJo, there are no originals of anything in the Bible. This is all stercus tauri. Ditto with Koran.


  13. http://www.janeburgermeister.de/
    Jane Burgermeister (of bird flu fame) points out that the Pope is leaving on February 28th and this may be an indication that the elites are planning a major false flag incident.

    “February 28th is the day that German President Paul von Hindenburg signed an emergency decree in 1933 which gave Hitler and the Nazis unchecked dictatorial power after the false flag burning of the German Reichstag.”

    • On the subject of dates, why did his resignation come on the 11th – a well used occult number?
      Now we await the installation of Peter the Roman – St.Malachi’s last Pope.

  14. Apparently they have tried to change their image to a charitable one.

    Evil in The Vatican – Vatican celebrates Knights of Malta’s 900 years

  15. Sounds like a rush to judgement on the Knights of malta. Most of them view themselves as having joined an organzation dedicated to uphold the principals of Christianity and to serve the less fortunate. Right now the Knights have been setting up programs to feed the hungry in Europe. they do have a cvharitable side as well as their own religious purposes.

    When they met with the pope they may have expressed their concerns about the recent Vatican Banking scandal that has been smoldering in the background and a strong desire to see it resolved. If some of the leadership have been covertly using the Knights as cover for a hidden agenda this would not necessarily be the fault of the membership. Yes, these folks have their own religious agenda but so do other religious organizations. And like others, they could have been infiltrated from time to time by some masonic sub groups which have their own secret political agendas. If something is amiss with any of the Knights actions, blanket charges need to be replaced by specific identified actions that are unacceptable and linked to specific players who should be accountable.

  16. Why that picture of Prins Bernhard knighting his daughter Princess Margriet on 19 June 1959, the picture is altered, the colored insert on the left lower corner is Queen Beatrix.
    She visited the Knights of Malta for a ceremony in 2009.
    Oh well, Prins Bernhard started the Bilderberg Group and Queen Beatrix still goes to the meetings.
    She will abdicate from the throne on the 30 th of April. Her son Prins Willem Alexander will become King, his wife will become queen. She is from Argentina, her father with his shady background will not be allowed by the ceremony.
    Time for the Netherlands to ditch the royals.

  17. “We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. That’s an attitude that pervades, I’m here to say, a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command [JSOC].” …

    “They do see what they’re doing — and this is not an atypical attitude among some military — it’s a crusade, literally,” Hersh reportedly continued. “They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They’re protecting them from the Muslims [as in] the 13th century. And this is their function.”

    That’s a laugh, they have done a hell of a job there, literally. The Christian community of Iraq practically ceased to exist in the wake of the invasion, and the Syrian one is maybe going the same way.

    “Hello Islam.”

    Somehow I doubt that, Kevin. Appreciate you are a Muslim an all, but it just ain’t for some of us.

  18. Well there are some other bits of information to add to this historic event … the last Pope prophecy “Petrus Romanus” and the 3rd Secret of Fatima. Add that to the Mayan Prophecy and all the intriguing information that is being constantly released in Veteran’s Today. It appears to be the culmination of something extremely xxxxxx (fill in the blank — I can not imagine what … from ushering in a golden age to the opposite event – hell on earth). Oh, btw curiously there is controversy in regards to what exactly the 3rd secret of fatima is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Secrets_of_F%C3%A1tima#Third_secret

  19. Update from Moynihan:

    February 11, 2013, Monday — Reflections on Pope Benedict’s Decision to Resign at the End of February

    This evening I drove through a nearly empty Vatican city. A cold February rain fell as I went from the Domus Santa Marta, where the cardinals will stay during the upcoming conclave, around the back of the basilica, through the archway just below the Sistine Chapel, where the cardinals will vote in the first days of March, down the narrow brick ramp then out across the Piazza del Belvedere, where the Vatican Library is located, and through the arch toward the Porta Sant’Anna, where two Swiss Guards stood shivering in the drizzle.

    At about 6 p.m., a thunderstorm broke over the city, and lightning bolts seemed to strike down against St. Peter’s dome. A bitter cold rain fell in sheets.

    It was an odd day, a surreal day, this day of the announcement that Pope Benedict will resign his office… I am still finding it difficult to believe that in 20 days we will no longer have his magisterial teaching, and I am still wondering if we know the full background, all the reasons, for this unexpected decision.

    • More dramatically a lightning bolt struck the dome of St. Peter….God is definitely not smiling on this latest of the Vatican II Newpopes who at Assissi III seemed to put all the false religions on the same level as the one true religion..

  20. The organized ( attempted and nearly successful ) de-sacralization of the Church reached it’s peak in the generation after Vatican II….The Oath against modernism? Gone…chapel veils/mantillas/modesty and dignified dress? Almost entirely gone…Respect for the Blessed Sacrament? Gone along with the priest and faithful faceing the Tabernacle during Mass…and “Eucharistic ministers” distributing Holy Comunion-in the hand….These “Knights”? A disgrace…They think they can hold hands w/the Synagogue of Satan and convert the world? No wonder Buchanan is mum on the real perps of 9-11…

  21. Well, let’s hope the Pope wasn’t blackmailed to leave his cherished position. Who would blackmail him? The Knights of Malta? Maybe, the Mennonites? No, the Amish? Perhaps 🙂 I wonder if he pissed of the Jewish Banksters/Freemasons in the City of London.

  22. This might be part of the Banker Hollywood montage of the endtimes.
    British and Irish bookmakers;
    Francis Arinze (black) 3/1 against
    Peter Turkson (black) 7/2 against
    Marc Quellet (white) 7/2 against.
    Black Pope ,that’s a sign of the Endtimes,as the sheeple have been taught to believe.
    Benedict lasted a lot longer than planned,therefore this unexpected change.
    Anything goes ,as long as the sheeple will believe the rubbish being fed to them.
    Gog and Magog Hollywood montage by the Shield of Edom bankers.
    Enjoy the ride.

    • Sure.
      it’s a horse.
      I’m not predicting anything myself.
      These predictions are based on something the Rothschild-Rockefeller’s build in the centre of Jerusalem.
      They are enacting Gog and Magog.
      Following the sword diagram they build in Jerusalem,predicting elections,wars and other goodies,is not that difficult.

  23. The Knights of Malta were celebrating its 900th year anniversary in Rome, with major festivities.
    It isn’t as if there was a secret meeting between Pope and the order. This was a huge, highly publicized event. Further, the idea that the church wants to elect a pope who will legalize gay marriage and allow marriage in the priesthood is highly unlikely. It is more likely that Ratzinger is being pressured by lawsuits against the church regarding the ongoing pedophilia scandal, as well as pressured by the revelations about the Vatican Bank and the Mafia and other messy and ugly ongoing systemic problems in the church.

  24. The Vatican decided to use the German bank instead of the Italian bank. After 9/11 the finanical institution had to implement banking practices to ensure that they were not involved in money laundering which the Vatican bank did. The Italians said there were some electronic transfers that could not be explained, so they refused to accept the Vatican credit cards facilities so all toursits had to use cash at Vatican tourist sites causing the Vatican to lose around 30,000 euro in revenue every day. The Vatican was losing money.

    It has been about 600 years since a Pope has resigned.

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