This story came to us courtesy of a short email from K.M., which prompted me to go looking for a fuller story.  The subject of that email? The Vatican and its relationship to the BRICS nations, a subject that assumes some importance particularly with the recently announced expansion of that bloc by the addition of six new nations, and because of the recent conclusion of a trade between Russia and India for oil, in which the oil was paid for, not in American dollars, but in Indian rupees:

While there is much geopolitics behind this story, and even quite a bit of cracks in the wall of BRICS, the fact remains that the trade by-passed the dollar completely.

So what about the Vatican and the BRICS bloc?

Here's one version of that story:

BRIC by BRIC, the foundation for Pope’s geopolitical endgame is being laid

As usual in such articles, we get the political and financial, and ignore (completely) the theological and cultural (which we'll get back to, because in reality, the Vatican's moves, while impacting the political and financial, cannot be comprehended anywhere close to adequately without the theological and cultural):

By all accounts, China under Xi Jinping was the driving force behind the BRICS expansion, as a key expression of its overall strategic aim of countering Western control of the global economy and major world institutions. China’s aspiration is to build a more multilateral world order, one not exclusively denominated in dollars and not dominated by the United States.

As it happens, that vision dovetails fairly neatly with Pope Francis’s agenda for global affairs. In a recent interview, the pope described himself as a “stone in the shoe” to many for his criticism of empires – and, since he was speaking in the context of Latin America, it was fairly clear which “empire” in particular he had in mind.

Increasingly, China may come to see the Vatican under Francis as an ally in the effort to build an alternative to the Western world order. Naturally, the pope’s willingness to sign and stand by a controversial agreement with China over the appointment of bishops in the country, despite difficulties in its application, augments the impression of common cause, as does the rough alignment between Rome and Beijing on the conflict in Ukraine.

Moreover, a BRICS coalition containing not just Brazil but also Argentina may be in a stronger position to make the case to Xi that the Catholic Church, and specifically the Vatican, can be an asset at least as much as an irritant. Lula, a close friend and political ally of Francis, may be in a particularly strong position to help press that argument.

Then there's Saudi Arabia and its little-known problem of a growing Christian population:

Saudi interest in an arrangement with the Vatican may also be enhanced by the expanding Christian footprint in the country, currently estimated at 2.1 million people out of a total population of 36 million. Most are foreign workers from countries such as the Philippines, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and India. The Saudis, who crave stability, may see a deal with the Vatican as a way to regularize their status.

And finally, there's the growing problem of the much-anticipated and touted possibility of a BRICS "currency":

Certianly the project of a unified BRICS currency as an alternative to the American dollar doesn’t seem to be getting off the ground anytime soon. Ironically, Argentina enters the alliance at a moment when its leading presidential contender, Javier Milei, actually is is proposing to move in the other direction, scrapping the Argentine peso and replacing it with the dollar.

Let's start with the issue of a BRICS currency and the fact that Russia has been wanting to base it on gold. The plain fact of the matter is, I believe, that what we've really been watching with all the stories about this currency are really stories less about its creation and more about how it will be rolled out publicly. In other words, if one looks behind the curtain of the bilateral currency agreements between the BRICS nations of recent years, including (I would insist) that little-known military-logistical agreement between India and Japan that I blogged about some years ago, one will discover the likelihood and probability that a "unit of account" has already been created by the BRICS nations and their central banks as a means of clearing accounts conducted under terms of these bi-lateral currency agreements. Such a unit-of-account would be the BRICS equivalent of the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) in use in the central banks of the west.  And as for that military-logistical agreement between Japan and India which I blogged about some time ago, you can bet your bottom yen or rupee that the financial clearing of such an agreement will not be denominated in dollars, should either country ever enact that agreement. In short, that agreement alone is a significant indicator that such a unit-of-account already exists.

The stories about a potentially gold-backed BRICS "currency"  are, in  my opinion, stories about how that unit of account might be rolled out as an actual currency.  One way, perhaps, might be via the creation of "regional reserve currencies".  But howsoever it  might be done, it brings us to the Vatican:

For the Vatican's presence in those countries with which it has any diplomatic relations, including in BRICS nations (or want-to-bemembers) like Brazil or Argentina, the Vatican Bank, The Institute for Religious Operations, will have to be able to trade and clear in that unit of accounts with the BRICS nations. Or to put that same proposition rather differently, if the BRICS nations want to have that unit of account gradually transform into a viable currency, it will have to obtain a global status and "reach", and what better way to achieve that than through the Vatican and its bank, and the almost total global reach of the Vatican?

It's that "global reach" that brings us to the cultural and theological aspects of this story, the aspects that the secular west does not "get": the papal claims themselves. Those claims are global, universal, and immediate. There is a reason that popes began to wear a tiara after the schism of their church from the Church of the East (which refused, and still refuses, to accept those claims). The tiara is a "triple" crown representing authority in heaven, in purgatory, and on earth, a universal and final jurisdiction and power, a plenitudo potestatis to give it the traditional papal terminology. In that earthly authority, there is, again, no limit or restriction on the jurisdiction of the papacy. It can, therefore, enter into political and financial arrangements, and indeed, not only can do so but must do so as a matter of its office and of enforcing and enacting those claims. The claims themselves may be untrue or even blasphemous (as I believe them to be, recall only Pope Pius IX's statement to Cardinal Guidi during Vatican I: Son io tradizione, "I am tradition"), but they are nonetheless there and popes act upon them because they believe them to be true.

Finance thus becomes an ally not only in the maintenance of that office but in the extension of its political and cultural power and effects, including the blessing and sanction and use of any currency or unit of account vying for reserve currency status, or at  least, for "alternative reserve currency status."

...and wait for it, because it could very well be coming: the "papal 'ok'" for the use of a central bank digital currency "backed" by gold, just so long as the Vatican is involved with it... the claims themselves, you see, are part and parcel of "that" system, and that is why, if you really want to press the issue, there are Catholic Churches as old as Rome, that have rejected those claims almost as soon as they began to be voiced as being antithetical to Catholic faith and practice, and did so when those claims were allied with dogmatic errors that were backed by the full faith, credit, and "authority" of the papacy...

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. Steve.Jinks on September 2, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    Kudoz to KM, for finding this gem. 8<|) The key thing to remember is that the fake, illegal, unwanted, and ever dissolving “Federal Reserve Notw” is not US currency, but a mostly offshore, made up, debt instrument that charges interest to a sovereign government, an moronistic illusion if there ever was one. What we have here is the exegesis of the spirit of Hamilton, the immoral autist who abated the moral basis of the real founders.

  2. eddyminimum on August 31, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Fascinating. I hadn’t even considered the theological angle.

    I’ve been thinking that the unit-of-account is the key. And I imagine it’s already decided; gold grams. Once gold is unchained from the Federal Reserve Note this unit-of-account should be damn stable.

    Perhaps the discussion of a NEW reserve currency is simply running out the clock. Because a reserve currency isn’t required; it never was. It just seems like it is, looking through green colored glasses.

    After Bretton Woods, treasuries and federal reserve notes became The Reserve. Not money/gold/specie, so, currency. Hence, Reserve Currency.

    Civilization needs a stable unit-of-account and countries need reserves.

    “That will 7 gold grams sir. How would you like to pay today? Debit, credit, check, bitcoin, XRP, cash, specie, vax-free plasma or four-ounce vials of gasoline?”

  3. FiatLux on August 31, 2023 at 2:40 am

    I admit my interpretive lens on all this may be out of date, but I find it hard to imagine an Eastern Orthodox, Hindu, or Confucian society caring one whit about the pope’s opinion on anything.

    However, I could easily imagine two things: the Vatican Bank not wanting to be shut out of any new BRICS clearing/payment/currency system; and Xi et al. being more than happy to use the Vatican to their own geopolitical or domestic political advantage.

    • anakephalaiosis on August 31, 2023 at 5:05 am

      Sure, there are many Vatican triple agents, seeking council in Moscow these days, trying to get a foot in the door, attempting to promote papal infallibility. It is only fair, that the Lakota people will be allowed equal say, and, that Chief Seattle’s words, in the stars, should be heard as well.

      European history is a two millennia stalemate, between an eastern and western Roman legacy, and a Catholic south and Protestant north. The Russians are simply bringing in various indigenous voices, from around the world, to unlock the historical stalemate, to bring logic and reason to the table.

      Since Bronze Age politics is multilateral by default, then, by applying logic and reason, it will automatically reveal the founding principle as ditto, which means, that the Vatican’s supremacy is done for.

      Elohim+Yahweh=Logic+Reason is the semantic equation, that pulls the plug on the pope.

  4. anakephalaiosis on August 31, 2023 at 1:50 am

    There isn’t much Christianity going on in the Vatican dumpster fire, trying to make a bob out of a soul scam.

    The Vatican is jealous of BRICS practicing Christianity, and being more successful at it, than the papal bureaucrat.

    The original zodiac tribe, ruled by twelve chieftains, is the multilateral template, based on logic and reason (Elohim-Yahweh).

    Lord God is a later melodrama, when golden calves began mavericking in Bronze Age politics.

  5. Nidster - on August 30, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    As of May 4, 2022 – according to an article by Reuters news – “The Russian Orthodox Church scolded Pope Francis on Wednesday for using the wrong tone after he urged Patriarch Kirill [who is the real Pope in many folks’ estimation] not to become the Kremlin’s “altar boy”. Patriarch Kirill cautioned the Vatican that such remarks would hurt dialogue between the churches. Francis [the roman’s pope] told Italy’s Corriere Della Sera newspaper that Patriarch Kirill [the real pope], who has given the Ukraine war his backing, “cannot become [President Vladimir] Putin’s altar boy”.

    Many folks do not know the seat of power for the Church of the East was moved from Constantinople to Kiev, which is in the Ukrainian territory, and was purchased by Empress Catherine the Great of Russia.

    • anakephalaiosis on August 31, 2023 at 2:29 am

      Sure, there is a bureaucratic attempt, to unify a schism, into a collective crusade, against Scythian heathenry, and establish a Catholic hegemony, based in the Ukraine, as a new Holy Roman Empire.

      Jewish royalty in Europe is having its feathers picked – one by one – which is unsustainable, so a feudal powerhouse in the Ukraine is planned, to support the featherless throne chickens.

      I do promote myself, as a throne candidate: “King Carrot, the first vegetable on the throne”, and when the indigenous wet themselves from laughter, then Jewish royalty goes panicky.

      Odin is the traditional beer god, worshipped at the pub.

      • Zorost on September 3, 2023 at 8:53 pm

        Perhaps 100 years ago. It seems that nowadays some of the most powerful entities on earth have no territory or seat at the UN, yet dominate nonetheless. “Breakaway Civilizations,” some call them.

        • Zorost on September 3, 2023 at 8:54 pm

          [supposed to be for marcus toledo; darn missclick]

  6. marcos toledo on August 30, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    If the Papacy had taken control of Italy and kept it united then it could legally call itself a state. But since it undid the unification of the peninsula Rome had achieved it lost any right to being recognized as anything resembling a state.

  7. cobo on August 30, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    You’ve introduced me to important new considerations through your growing pile of books I’ve read. But, “China’s aspiration is to build a more multilateral world order…” Is that what you really think -? Like how multi – lateral China is with its people. They are seeking dominance. As is every world power active today. But who are the proposed masters of this?? Just got Ekur. See you on the flip side… cobo

    • Joseph P. Farrell on August 30, 2023 at 7:55 pm

      Cobo, Just because I CITE something in a quotation (the words you cite are not my own), does not mean I AGREE with it. I just do not have time to hedge and haw and introduce caveats on each and every little point. Anyone who’s been around this website or my books knows I do NOT have any use for fascism, Chinese Communist, Soviet Communist, or otherwise.

      • cobo on August 30, 2023 at 11:43 pm

        Got it

    • anakephalaiosis on August 31, 2023 at 1:16 am

      Those, who are suppressed, seek dominance, and since everybody is suppressed, then everybody seeks dominance. The difference, in culture, is knowing one’s limitations.

      What is significantly interesting about Montezuma, is, that he drank a whole lot of spiced chocolate, and that makes him a nectar gathering colibri, with interest in bell-shaped flowers.

      In natural power balance, it is the poetic quality, that decides rightful leadership, and multilateral tribal leadership is the Bronze Age message, which happens to be the BRICS template.

      Genghis Khan was a poet, according to “Empires of the Steppes”, by Kenneth W. Harl.

      • cobo on August 31, 2023 at 3:17 pm

        Your insights are fascinating Anakephalaiosis. However, the Belladonna and its close relative growing in the hills around me doesn’t fascinate me. The Bronze Age went down hard. The timing of our souls’ entry here is good. We have enjoyed life on this slave planet, surrounded by the debris of planetary destructions and relatively removed from the hardships of constant war. At least I have, here in America. I joined the Army as a volunteer… My wife was not so lucky when young in Cambodia. Waking up with a blood clot in one’s hand would lead to a poetic bent.

        • anakephalaiosis on September 1, 2023 at 3:14 am

          1. Man is born with perfect Logic, whereas Reason is acquired, through experience and upbringing. It means, that Logic+Reason is a balancing point, a compromise.

          2. To maintain a proto-Scythian “twelve-divided zodiac tribe”, is a matter of multilateral balance, which requires logic+reason, which happens to be, what the terms “Elohim-Yahweh” represent.

          3. After the Roman occupation in Judea, the term “Yahweh” (reason) became suppressed, and replaced by the term “Adonai” (lords), which became a chimera: “lord logic, without reason”.

          4. Later Bible translations have continued this mismatch, and produced “Lord God”, instead of logic+reason, which is how Bronze Age politics degenerated into a “golden calf”, to appease a feudal society.

          5. It is highly beneficial, to look at BRICS through a Bronze Age lense, and apply Elohim-Yahweh, as logic and reason, to uphold a multilateral template, which is original Christianity.

          6. This is how a new Reformation is going to be kick-started in the Americas, and how secession will play out in the USA, when individual states decide, to break free, and join BRICS.

          7. Bronze Age politics has a nice sound to it, especially because Scythian Odin (adon) is the focal point, whose martial art, and runic run through life, define the image of Man in Genesis.

          8. The horrid papal scheme is left behind, in a ditch, as a golden calf, when the original terms are fully retrieved, as the namesake of Elijah, because eli+jah is Elohim+Yahweh.

          9. This development is made possible, because Scandinavian languages and mythology still, to this day, maintain Scythian reminiscence of Bronze Age ideology, that easily can be transformed into practical politics.

          10. The Protestant north has a fallback position in Scythian Odin, whom – I suspect – Montezuma expected would return, as predicted, under another name, of course.

  8. John Cawley on August 30, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Gee, I just can’t help being reminded of that story from ancient history. What was it? Oh yeah, a gift horse. A Greek gift horse.

    • Copenhagen on September 1, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      Wolves in sheep clothing.
      The vatican leadership is possible satanic.
      How many games can mankind take???

  9. EyeAm on August 30, 2023 at 10:48 am

    “The tiara is a “triple” crown representing authority in heaven, in purgatory, and on earth, a universal and final jurisdiction and power, a plenitudo potestatis to give it the traditional papal terminology.”

    Absolutely no offense intended to any Roman Catholics, but this seems like the height of arrogance to me and this entire financial play is just a greedy power grab — something they’ve done so well for so long. Brazil just launched a CBDC and hope people understand what this is actually is.

  10. J. Skuba on August 30, 2023 at 8:34 am

    I seem to remember, unless my memory was in error, that all or majority of Central Banks Globally shareholders are largely owned by Rothchild interests? Any thoughts on this anyone.? Control of Nations currencies aka Mo-ney, you can control Nations.?
    I am curious?

    • anakephalaiosis on August 31, 2023 at 5:59 am

      The formal ban on the Jesuits was issued in 1773, and the founding of Illuminati took place in 1776, followed by the Congress at Wilhelmsbad in 1782, a location owned by the ancestry of the first Glücksburg to ascend the Danish throne, in 1863.

      Within a couple of decades, the Swedish king was shot, the French king guillotined, and, in the following century, the last Danish Oldenburg king dies under suspicion of poison, and then the Russian tzar is murdered thereafter.

      The Illuminati is basically a Vatican plot, to infiltrate all royal houses of Europe, and overthrow those who resist, which means wiping out Protestant resistance, through decapitating heads of state, by use of Jesuit assassins, cloaked as Freemasons.

      Today, Protestant Europe has fallen, and now Russia is the next target, on the Vatican menu, as the last “Protestant” nation, and thus the war in the Ukraine is a Vatican crusade, to expand the Roman Catholic Church, into world domination.

      It is public record, that Glücksborg ancestry financed Jewish Rothschild, and supported Jesuit Jew Adam Weishaupt, by hosting the Congress at Wilhelmsbad in 1782, where the plot, to replace all royalty in Europe, with Jewish double agents, was hatched.

      Freemasonry is successor of the Jesuits, who are synonymous with the Inquisition, and they are all technically Vatican agents, and the Vatican itself is successor of the Praetorian Guard, that reassembled in secret, after being dismembered by Constantine.

  11. Laura on August 30, 2023 at 7:27 am


    If the Holy See is granted observer status in BRICS, what other non-state entities would be eligible to join?

    “The Roman Catholic Church was elected to participate in the UN as the “Holy See”. The “Holy See” is the supreme organ of government of the Catholic Church with the pope designated as its head under the Code of Canon Law, with the Vatican City regarded as its “vassal” territory. Unlike any other modern nation, the Vatican City does not support its citizen; rather it provides a base for the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church. The “Holy See” was regarded as a “nonmember state” in the UN. Pope Paul VI established the first Holy See “permanent observer mission” on March 21, 1964. When the Holy See was admitted as a nonmember state permanent observer, it maintained delegates at specialized agencies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Council for Cultural Cooperation of the Council of Europe. The status of the Holy See as a state under the International Law was uncertain because it has not satisfied the modern definition of a nation, which has: 1) a permanent population; 2) a defined territory; 3) a government; and 4) the capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”

    • anakephalaiosis on August 31, 2023 at 3:40 am

      Breaking down the Vatican, by deduction, then it is the successor of the Praetorian Guard, that, after being dismembered by Constantine, gathered in secret, hell-bent on regaining former provinces, and imperial glory, and to what end, using Christianity as a psyop, and battering ram, into Britain.

      Britain was of pivotal interest, to the Vatican plot, because British and Roman dynasties had – at some point – intertwined, into a “dual monarchy”, where rulers had both British and Roman names. That was how Constantine came to be, because his mother was British, which is suppressed knowledge.

      It means, that the Vatican, as the former Praetorian Guard (in the first Rome), would seek to undermine Constantine, at his powerbase in Britain, to overthrow Constantinople (the second Rome), which is a mafia plot still in the works, since Moscow is considered a “third Rome” through orthodox legacy, and the Ukraine is therefore seen as a Vatican beachhead.

      The power struggle, between the eastern and western Roman Empire is still ongoing, and the decisive position is going to be Scythian, which is Bronze Age politics, based on logic and reason, manifested in the multilateral BRICS.

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