AFTER OUR FINAL MEETING YESTERDAY MORNING ABOUT THE SEMINARIAN’S COMPLAINT AGAINST THE SENIOR IRISH CHURCH MAN, MY FELLOW CLERIC AND I WENT TO VISIT THE TOMB OF POPE JOHN XX111.
As we left the Vatican the two of were “detained” by The Vatican Carabinieri for 90 minutes and questioned by one of their “commissars”.
They said they objected to my wearing my cross and ring in the Vatican State and demanded I put it in my pocket with my clerical collar.
They said they were acting on instructions from the CDF – Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
They knew my date of birth, the town where I was born etc and asked me to sign a document saying that I would not dress as a bishop again in the Vatican State.
Because my priest friend did not have any photo ID on him they threatened to hand him over to the Italian police for not having ID with him.
They also refused to let my priest friend go to the toilet if he did not accept Vatican police supervision while he was urinating.
During this whole time they kept referring to me as “Your Excellency”.
I asked them if they would do the same to an Anglican bishop visiting the Vatican. The commissar answered : I do not know what we would do in that case. I would just follow orders”.
I asked him if it was a crime to wear my pectoral and ring in the Vatican. He said it was not – but that the CDF did not like it.
They want their religious symbols in our state institutions – but in their own territory, they want to control who uses religious symbols.
Two younger police men escorted us to the border with the Vatican and then said to me: “Now, Your Excellency, you can put back on your episcopal insignia”.
When I did that I got a salute from a Swiss Guard.
When I told a friend of mine back home about it he said: “You would have got a better welcome in North Korea”.
The Vatican clerics and police have protected paedophiles like McCarrick and Casey for decades but get upset with an “irregular” bishop goes to pray at the tome of John XX111 who started Vatican Council 11.
The Vatican criminals should not be allowed by the international and European authorities to have their own rogue state where they can protect episcopal and clerical criminals and hassle other nationalities who visit there.
The Vatican truly is the dwelling place of Satan and his team of devils.
They have even buried the remains of Paedophile Casey in the crypt of Galway cathedral.
They love and protect their own in both life and death.
By the way, the talk here is that John Paul’s remains are in a state of decay.
Hardly a surprise!