Last week I blogged about Pope  Francis issuing the order for all Vatican institutions to move their financial assets to the Institutum pro Operibus Religionis, or the Institute for Religious Operations (sometimes also translated as the Institute for Religious Works), also known as the Vatican Bank, or I.O.R.   You might recall that I had to clear up a basic misunderstanding that had resulted from the way the story was reported, as many people thought the order meant that all church assets and investments and cash had to be deposited there. While the order does mean a considerable concentration of wealth, it does not mean that. Basically, it means that any institution coming under the day-to-day administrative jurisdiction (or "ordinary" jurisdiction) of the papacy, such as religious orders, must do so.

As you might recall, in my blog I argued that one must not understand this decision solely on the usual banking-finance-economics lines. Those approaches certainly are in play, and we'll get back to those in a moment. However, I also suggested that one must understand the move along the lines of the traditionalist vs. modernist split that has been a factor in Roman Catholic Church life ever since the (unfortunate) Second Vatican Council(really, if one gets down to it, since the First Vatican Council, and the opposition of traditionalist bishops to the proclamation of papal infallibility. But that's another story for another time).  If you were alive at the time, you might remember the suddenness of its effects as the Latin mass was suddenly gone, and nuns all of a sudden started wearing habits that looked more appropriate for a game of volleyball on the sands of a beech, than for nuns' habits.  The cosmetic changes were only the tip of the iceberg, as much deeper changes ensued, from the fuzzy-wuzzy language of the conciliar decrees (except when those decrees dealt with the papacy itself, of course, thank you Vatican One), to the sweeping changes in clerical education, and on and on we could go.

As I argued in my blog, the order should be read in the context of that ongoing post-Vatican II struggle between traditionalists and modernists.  One thing that convinced me of the necessity of such a reading was that the article itself mentioned the Vatican Secretariat of State, and some of its more controversial occupants, including Jean Cardinal Villot who, as Cardinal Camerlengo was the cardinal who "handled" the corpse of John-Paul I when the latter died only 33 days into his pontificate, amid rumors that he was going to "clean house".  Villot's actions that day were, and in my opinion remain, very dubious and suspicious.

In any case, shortly after my blog, a friend of mine, K.M., and I were discussing the affair, and K.M. suggested that Francis' order might have to do with the Knights of Malta, a speculation that now seems to be born out according to this story spotted and shared by many of you, including our friend Catherine Fitts at

Pope dissolves Knights of Malta leadership, issues new constitution

Now if one were to read this article at face value, there's nothing whatsoever going on here, other than a minor issue with the Pope over the constitution of the order, and the order's attempts to become more "democratic":

The group, whose formal name is Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, was founded in Jerusalem nearly 1,000 years ago to provide medical aid for pilgrims in the Holy Land.

It now has a multi-million dollar budget, 13,500 members, 95,000 volunteers and 52,000 medical staff running refugee camps, drug treatment centres, disaster relief programs and clinics around the world.


Cardinal Silvano Tomasi, the pope's special delegate to the order, told reporters at a briefing along with some members of the provisional government that the order's new constitution would not weaken its international sovereignty.

But as a religious order, it had to remain under the auspices of the Vatican, said Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, a member of the working group that prepared the new constitution approved by the pope on Saturday.

Francis convoked an extraordinary general chapter for Jan. 25 to begin the process of electing a new Grand Master.

The last one, Italian Giacomo Dalla Torre, died in April.

"We hope this will re-establish unity in the order and increase its ability to serve the poor and the sick," Tomasi said.


Under the previous constitution, the top Knights and the Grand Master were required to have noble lineage, something reformers said excluded nearly everyone except Europeans from serving in top roles.

The new constitution eliminates the nobility rule as well as the tradition of Grand Masters being elected for life.

"It will be more democratic. The question of nobility has now become secondary," Tomasi said.

Future Grand Masters will be elected for 10-year terms, renewable only once, and will have to step down at age 85. (Emphasis added)

I'm not buying, and let me tell you why (and, of course, herewith my daily high octane speculation).

You might have noticed this dull and relatively uninformative article was carried by Reuters and datelined by them, and like many other dull and uninformative articles carried by Reuters, this one was...well... dull and uninformative. What should one expect from a "news service" with strong ties to the Rottenchilds?  Oh, and by the way, did we mention Pope Francis met with Lynne Rottenchild to back something called "inclusive capitalism" and other feel-good globaloney plans?

If one is wanting to "fix" global capitalism so that it becomes even more globaloneyist, what better way than to concentrate vast amounts of wealth in the Vatican Bank, and give Mr. Globaloney some say in how that money is administered? And while we're at it, let's not forget that Francis also hired accountants to review the Vatican Bank's operations and bring them into conformity with the rest of the western financial system. Did we mention that the accountants were also the auditors for Lloyd's of London and the Bank of International Settlements?  I remember the day that Catherine Fitts showed up at my home when I still lived in Nuttyfornia, and we looked into the matter, and then looked at each other and both exclaimed "What!?!?!?" when we read that one.

Which brings us back to the article. There's something in it that caught my eye, and made me stop and think, and that was the reference to dropping the requirement that the officers of the Knights of Malta be nobility, in order for the order to become more "democratic"  (as it answers to the absolutism of the Papacy!). What the article does not mention, and which I strongly suspect is one of the ultimate reasons behind this move, is the prevalence of Freemasonry among the European nobility, including among Roman Catholics. It's of a piece with the persistent, and believable, accounts of various laymen and clergy that there is a wholesale masonic infiltration of the Vatican. Indeed, the man most responsible for the "new Mass," Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, was most probably a Mason, and of course the whole Loge Propaganda Due scandal of the late 1970s and early 1980s involved some highly placed Masons throughout the Italian and Vatican governments.  Fr. Charles Murr just published a book, Murder in the 33rd Degree, in which he summarizes the investigation of Archbishop Gagnon into Masonic infiltration, an investigation commissioned by Pope Paul VI shortly before his death. In the book, Fr. Murr plainly states that the problem was not confined to Bugnini, but included several well-known cardinals, many of whom were concentrated around the Secretariat of State.

From that point of view, the Pope's action in forcing a new constitution on the nine-hundred-year-old order might appear to be a blow against that old target.

Unless, of course, the rot at the center is so bad that it has been able to capture the Papacy itself, and is now using that coopted authority to clean out pockets of potential resistance...

... that, sadly, would be my view as of this moment, and pending further information. And for those really paying attention, I argued a case in the appendix of my book The Financial Vipers of Venice that the masonic infiltration of the papacy itself began in the 19th century, and with a seemingly very unlikely character....

And as for the concentration itself, well, let's just say, it's much easier to rob one bank, than several...

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. DEBRA on September 8, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    In Malachi Martin’s tome “The Jesuits-The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church,” he wrote one sentence where he stated that the Knights of Malta have always basically been the sworn enemies of the Jesuits. Bergoglio aka “Pope Francis” is tied by vow first to the Society and second to the Papacy. For YEARS, Archbishop Vigano has been decrying the infiltration of Freemasonry within the Vatican elite. This is easy to find in any of his published missives, for example, at The Gateway Pundit.

    Your conclusions in your blog here are absolutely correct: “The rot at the center is so bad that it has been able to capture the Papacy itself, and is now using that coopted authority to clean out pockets of potential resistance…”

  2. anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 2:22 am

    The Knights of Malta are built on the infallible papacy, that is built on sand.

    Papal infallible is torpedoed, by defining the founding principles of Abram & Co.

    Circumscription of firmament makes astronomy and geometry logical candidates.

    That produces astro-agrarian terminology, by default.

    • anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 4:51 am

      BTW, there is no need, to instigate a new Protestant revolution, and it would be counterproductive in the long run.

      Fairytales are parables in storytelling, and the Christian Gospel writers wrote magnificent tall tales, under the imperial radar.

      Hans Christian Andersen is born in Odense, in Denmark, the very place where Odin settled down, and held his court, Óðins vé.

      It’s sufficient to point out that the emperor is wearing no clothes.

    • Voxy on September 7, 2022 at 10:29 pm

      Just to add something totally out of left field on this – What if the Papacy actually needs the money and has notes and promises coming due – due to paying sums for paedophilia lawsuits, out of court settlements, payoffs and bribes for years – and they are due to an entity even the Pope cannot say no to. Rothchilds or other Deep Global State actor(s). Somebody wants into the Knights of Malta that is not of Nobility… Could a Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk or Bill Gates type have gathered enough blackmail to actually have leverage on the Pope or the Vatican itself?

      Could this be a payoff to prevent a UFO Disclosure move being considered, so the Vatican stays on top for awhile longer?

  3. marcos toledo on September 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    The ancestors of the Nuns were Rome Vestal Virgins but who have been really in control of Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire? As for the Papacy, it made the mistake of trying to be the power behind the throne of the Holy Roman Empire instead of relinquishing that power to the emperors it crowned and concentrating on running the Church alongside the other Patriarchs sharing power with them. As it said you can’t serve two masters you have to choose which one to serve in the end.

    • anakephalaiosis on September 6, 2022 at 7:42 am

      A papal ban, based on Elohim-tungols and Yahweh-yuletide would be hilarious. Even more so, because Odin/Adon/Adonai rides eight-legged Sarmatian Kolovrat. Mushrooms rock!

    • Marco Fredriks on September 7, 2022 at 1:47 am

      Who really is in control In Europe (and elsewhere) is Vanguard via their ownership of Blackrock. However who are the Ultimate Beneficial Owners of these 2 Investment managers? Royalty and other families like Von der Leyen?

  4. Richard on September 5, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    . . . This talk about the Vatican issuing orders regarding monetary matters of banking has one wondering, “What about the Vatican’s vast real-estate claims on most continents and islands?” Some of those are strategic as they are resource rich.

  5. Zorost on September 5, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Pope Pius X was correct when he said that modernity is the synthesis of all heresies.

  6. Sophia on September 5, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    As a tangent on the militant orders, here’s a fresh story from Israel about a former US Congressman and military man, Allen West, joining the Knights Templar.


  7. Sophia on September 5, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    – Does this relate to US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in any way? He has an association of some form with the Order:

    – There is also a “John Roberts” named amongst the supposed Epstein ‘Lolita Express’ flight logs.

    – Some question his adoption of two children from Ireland via some private, circuitous process, as apparently that country generally doesn’t allow international adoptions to foreigners, nor private adoptions, either.

  8. DanaThomas on September 5, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    And in the new “Constitutions” men and women have equal rights, except that the status of priest pertains to men only. There are lots of aspects here, one of which is the extraterritorial status of the Knights who, according to rumour, have used this diplomatic immunity for trading all sorts of things, from offshore accounts to secrets.

    • DanaThomas on September 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm

      And of course Pope Luciani has been “beatified” today…

  9. icu on September 5, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    hello dr farrell.hope you are well.could you possibly re post your artical on jean cardinal villot.thank you very much.very best wishes.

  10. SoCal G on September 5, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Lest one forget, there was another order that that began in the mid 1770s and has deep roots in Gnosticism and recruited many European royalists into its ranks that infiltrated the Masonic lodges and has a bone or two to pick with not just the office of the Pope but with the Vatican and Christianity itself and has so for two millennia.

    • anakephalaiosis on September 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      Jesuits, who answered directly to the pope, were facing critique for mass murder, after the European wars of religion, that lasted two centuries, and a papal ban was inevitable. Papacy had to cut the Jesuits loose, or face downfall.

      Jesuits started Freemasonry in 1717, as a preparation before the upcoming papal ban, in 1773. During the overlapping period, the traditional stone mason guilds were secretly groomed, into becoming an apron front for Jesuit agents.

      In a joint operation, in 1776, apron Jesuit superstructures were erected in America and Europe, as the USA and Illuminati. Latter was just a code word for the future EU, because Europe needed two world wars, to be fully broken into slavery.

      Freemasonry is a Jesuit controlled opposition to papacy, secretly controlled by papacy. It is mafia, and Russia rejects the papal mafia crusade in the Ukraine.

  11. Robert Barricklow on September 5, 2022 at 11:48 am

    First just a note>
    I just read a headline about Obama getting an Emmy.
    Used to be able to pull up video of Daffy Duck saying,
    “Easy Stomach. Eaaassssy stomach.”
    Now, even cartoons are sensitive information.

    Speaking of cartoon headlines: “Pope Francis Plans To “fix” Global Capitalism w/the Rottenchilds, Rocketfailures & Mastercard[‘They maybe the media’s Masters, but their not mine’, Ralph Nader’]”.

    “…in order to become more” ‘collective’?

    As in a specialized collective: Masonic.

    How many deaths could be attributed to that specialized presence?
    A Pope, or 2?

    The best way to rob a bank?
    Is to own one.

    How many do the Masons own.

    In the book I’m reading; a Breakaway Civilization[like the Masons], vie to control space.
    It’s very good. “With Grimm Resolve: A Military Sci-Fi Series (Grimm’s War) by
    Jeffrey H. Haskell May 12, 2022

  12. Kahlypso1 on September 5, 2022 at 10:28 am

    As I read your post, I thought about what Papa Francis (Stein?) had to say about how he chose his papal name. Dont forget the poor eh?
    Does anyone remember the scandal that went on with Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager I mean.. even the Order said that it wasnt about Condoms…
    But he still got reinstated by Frankystein anyway and fired Fra Matthew Festing… (you can see Boeselager cackling in the background :))

    I dunno.. Im at a point now, when mundane and ordinary seem suspicious because they seem mundane and ordinary 🙂 🙂

  13. anakephalaiosis on September 5, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Vatican mafia goes broke, when collect doesn’t come in, because pedophilia is not a selling argument. Thus cattle runs away, when goyim take to their feet, and buffaloes go wild on the prairie, with plenty of free fodder.

    Knighthood was decided by Runes originally, by confronting the Black Knight, jousting one’s own shadow, in the Scythian cave, attributed to Plato. 33rd degree is originally centered in the middle of the 32-point compass.

    Yeah-weh, as year’s woe, endures birth pangs, when the old year cataclysmically dies – in the womb of the longest and deepest night – that pops out a new year, that spawns four seasons, in creation of year’s gospel worldview.

    Coming and going seasonal frogfest:

    • mirkogordan on September 6, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      Comments tiresome. Nick narcissistic.

      • anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 3:11 am

        Norse settlement in Greenland was left to its own demise, by the Vatican, when the claims were staked in the New World.

        In northern Europe, there is amusement watching American politicians, like ducks in a row, visiting the Vatican. leozagami(dot)com

        Thus the USA’s reoccupation of Iceland has become Catholic land grab into Protestant sphere, shooting Scandinavian buffaloes.

        Heathen buffaloes fought back, during previous occupation, rendering American corpses in Reykjavik harbor:

        • anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 4:17 am

          BTW, the original Narcissus, in the Greek myth, is a symbol of naturally occurring transcendence, overflowingly inspired.

          Oedipus is the opposite symbol, representing unnatural rise to power, like killing buffaloes from train windows.

          Sigmund Freud does not interpret the Greek myths correctly, as he only grabs a word, and runs with it, as a label.

          His nephew, Edward Bernays, sold brand labels:

          The Century of the Self –

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