The Vatican City State is a sovereign independent territory which was founded following the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on 11 February 1929. These were ratified on 7 June 1929. Its nature as a sovereign State, distinct from the Holy See, is universally recognised under international law.
It was Vatican policemen who conducted the investigation on the butler, Paolo
Gabriele, and arrested him on May 23, after a search of his apartment inside
Vatican City revealed an enormous trove of papers, including hundreds of
confidential papal documents.
But it was Vatican policemen, too, who allegedly held Gabriele in a cell so
small that he couldn’t “even stretch his arms,” where the light was kept on for
24 hours a day and where he said he endured “psychological pressure.”
The Gendarmeria issued a swift rebuke of Gabriele’s allegations and
threatened a countersuit if a Vatican investigation reveals his claims to be
The alleged abuse inside the Vatican jail is just one of the details of the
activities of the Vatican police corps that have come to light during the
During the proceedings, Gabriele’s lawyer, Cristiana Arru, more than once
seemed to suggest that the police investigation methods had been flawed. At
Arru’s request, the court rejected from evidence two interrogations of Gabriele
conducted by the Gendarmeria’s commander, Domenico Giani, without the presence
of a lawyer.
Vatican policemen also admitted to not using gloves during the search of
Gabriele’s apartment, and couldn’t describe where a nugget, presumably made of
gold, had been found within his house.
The missteps don’t seem sufficient to weaken the case against Gabriele, who
on more than one occasion admitted to photocopying the pope’s confidential
“The Gendarmeria seems to have built a strong case against the butler,” says
Maurizio Bellacosa, an expert on Vatican law at LUISS University in Rome.
But they might cast a shadow on a corps that in recent years has prided
itself on its growing professionalism as a full-fledged police force with
international recognition. In 2008, the Gendarmeria joined Interpol, an
international organization that brings together police forces from 190
Under the leadership of Giani, a former member of the Italian secret service,
Vatican policemen have received professional training by the FBI and widened the
scope of their activities — sometimes irking the pope’s traditional protectors,
the colorfully clad Swiss Guards.
Founded only in 1971, the Gendarmeria now has a high-tech “control room.” It
has also recently created a “quick response” unit to respond to “high-risk
situations” and an “anti-sabotage” unit.
“They have invested heavily on technology to protect the pope’s security and
confidentiality,” says Italian security expert Gianni Cipriani. “After all, a
lot of people come and go within the Vatican.”
In fact, critics say that sometimes the Gendarmeria have overstepped
appropriate boundaries, including searching the butler’s house in Castel
Gandolfo, a small village south of Rome where the pope’s summer residence is
It is unclear from trial proceedings whether the house falls under Vatican or
Italian jurisdiction; if it’s Italian territory, it could add to earlier charges
that the Gendarmeria improperly pursued investigations outside the small
territory of the Vatican City State.
A similar episode, with two Vatican policemen tailing a man in Italian
territory, is reported in Gianluigi Nuzzi’s best-selling book “Sua Santita,” or
“His Holiness,” which compiles most of the secret papers leaked by Gabriele. One
of the chapters is devoted to the rising prominence of the Gendarmeria in the
world’s smallest state.
Gabriele himself admitted to a “morbid” curiosity about Vatican policemen
during the investigation, adding that he had been “shocked” by the “unfair
treatment” given to the corps chaplain, who had been unceremoniously sacked
after five years.
According to his statements during the trial, Gabriele started sharing
confidences with two men who were “knowledgeable” about the Gendarmeria, and
then reported his findings to the pope’s personal secretary, Monsignor Georg
Vatican City Aerial Shot
Area: 0.44 sq km (109 acres) Population: Population: 800, including diplomatic personnel living in different countries around the world. Capital City: Vatican City Language(s): Business is conducted in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Latin Religion: Catholic Head of State: Pope Benedict XVI (formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger), elected 19 April 2005. Prime Minister: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Secretary of State since 15 September 2006). Foreign Minister: Archbishop Dominique Mambertì, Secretary for Relations with States in the Papal Secretariat of State (since 15 September 2006).
Membership of international organisations: The Holy See is a full member of various international organizations including: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), the International Migration Organisation (IMO).
The Holy See is also a permanent observer state in various international organizations, including the United Nations General Assembly, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, WTO, ILO, WHO, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. In 2004, the United Nations General Assembly extended the rights and privileges of the Holy See as an observer state within the UN, through its Resolution 58/314 of 16 July that year. Up until 2002, the Holy See and Switzerland were the only two observer states in the United Nations. In 2002, Switzerland voted in a national referendum to take up full UN membership. The Holy See is also a Non-Member Accredited State of the African Union (AU), a Member of a bilateral agreement of cooperation of the League of Arab States (LAS), and Guest of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO).
What is the Holy See?
The Holy See is the universal government of the Catholic Church and operates from the Vatican City State, a sovereign, independent territory of 0.44 square kilometres (0.17 square miles). The Pope is the ruler of both the Vatican City State and the Holy See.
The term “see” comes from the Latin word “sedes”, meaning, “seat”, which refers to the Episcopal throne (cathedra). The term “Apostolic See” can refer to any see founded by one of the Apostles, but, when used with the definite article, it is used in the Catholic Church to refer specifically to the see of the Bishop of Rome, whom the Catholic Church sees as successor of Saint Peter, the leader of the apostles.
The Holy See (Sancta Sedes in Latin) is the Episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, in which its Bishop is commonly known as the Pope. It is the pre-eminent Episcopal see of the Catholic Church, forming the central government of the Church. As such, diplomatically, and in other spheres, the Holy See acts and speaks for the whole Catholic Church. It is also recognized by other subjects of international law as a sovereign juridical entity under international law, headed by the Pope, with which diplomatic relations can be maintained. The Holy See (the central government of the Catholic Church) is made up of the Pope and the Departments that assist him in carrying out his responsibilities towards the universal Church (identified as the Apostolic See or Holy See).
Governance of the Holy See
The Pope governs the Catholic Church through the Roman Curia (Vatican Civil Service). The Roman Curia consists of a number of departments that administer church affairs. Those departments consist of the Secretariat of State, nine Congregations, three Tribunals, eleven Pontifical Councils, and seven Pontifical Commissions. The Secretariat of State, under the Cardinal Secretary of State, directs and coordinates the Curia. The present incumbent, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is the Holy See’s equivalent of a Prime Minister. Archbishop Dominique Mambertì, Secretary for Relations with States, acts as the Holy See’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
Among the most active of the main Vatican departments are the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which oversees the Catholic Church’s doctrine; the Congregation for Bishops, which coordinates the appointment of bishops in the developed world; the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, which oversees all missionary activities, including the appointment of bishops in the developing world; and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which deals with international thematic foreign policy and development and social issues.
Three tribunals are responsible for judicial power. The Sacra Rota is responsible for normal appeals, including decrees of nullity for marriages, with the Apostolic Signatura being the administrative court of appeal and highest ecclesiastical court. The Apostolic Penitentiary issues absolutions, dispensations, and indulgences.
The Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See coordinates the finances of the Holy See departments and supervises the administration of all offices. The Prefecture of the Papal Household is responsible for the organization of the Papal household, audiences, and ceremonies.
Holy See as opposed to Vatican?
Although the Holy See is closely associated with the Vatican City State, the independent territory over which the Holy See is sovereign, they are two international identities. The Holy See is not the same sovereign entity as the Vatican City State, which only came into existence in 1929 with the Lateran Treaty. The Holy See dates back to early Christian times. Ambassadors are officially accredited to the Holy See and not the Vatican City State, and Papal representatives to states and international organizations are recognized as representing the Holy See, not the Vatican City State. The Holy See as legal person bears many similarities with the crown in Christian monarchies.
The stakes are getting higher and higher for our soldiers, for our nation as well as for the entire world.
We have all lost many in war and through my research, I have found that a Global World Order has been the plan since the realization of evil and that our past presidents have been submissive enough to go along with it's endorsement. How can we trust our government after the attacks on The World Trade Towers?
How can we believe that the Patriot Act is for our own safety? Why are all citizens considered an enemy of the nation? Why are we being video taped, photographed, monitored through our cell (mobile) phones, GPS devices in our cars, our modern television sets, street cameras, the internet, personal e-mail, social media and who knows what other method which have not yet been disclosed. Stop check points are being set up in more areas throughout the United States. Why do Border Patrol Officers detain us from driving through our states and then say we are not being detained? Why is the judicial system always correct and we the people wrong, most of the time? Why are courts and federal facilities allowed to filmed and document us yet we are not allowed to film documentation inside those buildings? We can not even film a police civilian confrontation without being told by the officers or sheriffs that we are impeding with their job and made to cross the street and at times even being threatened with arrest if we do not leave the area. Since when is it the law to carry with and show our identification card when asked for it by a police officer or sheriff? Are we in Nazi Germany? I do not worry about such matters because I am knowledgeable of my rights and strongly suggest that each and every one of you do the same. The old expression keyed by Francis Bacon, "Knowledge is power," is very true.
1590's - Sir Francis Bacon, beginning in the early 1590's, began the detailed plans by which North America would be colonized. He was the supreme adept in the Rosicrucian Society, and established the super secret Knights of the Helmet [Ibid., p. 123-129], a society established along the lines of Rosicrucianism. And, finally, Bacon was responsible for the modern birth of Freemasonry, as detailed by Masonic author, George V. Tudhope, in his book,Bacon Masonry , ISBN 1-56459-108-5, reprinted by Kessinger's Publishing. Thus, we can see that the occult activities of our original occult Forefathers mentioned above was merely the outworking of an occult plan originally conceived "thousands of years before Columbus ever sailed"! Our Masonic forefathers were merely following the details of the occult plan as envisioned specifically by Sir Francis Bacon in the 1590's, operating according to the vision provided him by his Guiding Spirit.
YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com video begins with the attack on the World trade Towers and ends with my belief of a planned sabotage by United States Presidents, government and other countries presidents, high ranking officials and their government. I completed it on time, today, September 11th 2013 and am sharing it with you, my friends here as well.
Who in their right mind is going to approach a man who has just decapitated someone on the street?
Talking some sense into him?
Uh, has anyone called an ambulance? Where are the police?
Are these women asking these murderers questions?
What about the poor man who has nearly had his head cut off?
Who is taking care of him?
Why is there no blood on the sidewalk near the body?
Watch the woman approaching him towards his right on the video
In the original video, which is not cut, there appears to be an elderly woman who calmly walks right by him; shopping bag with groceries in hand. Now THAT as well as the other photos above prove to me that these are definitely women who have been successfully desensitized, plain stupid or this event may have indeed been a hoax.
Some were saying this was all a hoax; perhaps it is because of how calm these women all appear to be as they approach a man who has just decapitated another human being in pure day light on a busy London street and errrr, still has blood on his hands as well as the weapon. I know if I had been there, I would probably be walking away from the men as fast as my legs could carry me while on the mobile yelling, "Bloody Help" to the police department.
Are we Really as Desensitized as We Think We Are? In today’s society, majority of people have agreed that the gorier horror movies become, the more desensitized the viewers become.
Yup, for every pulled out intestine, decapitated head and slit throat shown onscreen, there are at least five bored and unaffected audience members. All included in the plan of the Illuminati, to get us accustomed to seeing blood and gore so much that it will be as ordinary as watching a mime on the street.
Why do you think we have so many zombie and vampire movies? Kids killing on their X-boxes along side good ole dad has now replaced throwing a a baseball to each other, shooting hoops or kicking around the football. THINK people. Put on your thinking caps and ladies, don't just use your head to saturate it with toxic poisoning from hair sprays, dyes, gels, irons and all that other nonsense that will assist you into the brain dead state they want you to be in.
The actress Leah Remini (Carey of King of Queens) alleged that she was interrogated for years after inquiring, at a function, as to the the whereabouts of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, according to the Post. Where is this woman anyway? During Cruise's wedding to Holmes in Italy in 2006, Remini asked Miscavige why his wife, Shelly Miscavige, was not in attendance. Shelly has reportedly not been seen by any church members since 2007, but at that time, it was unusual that she wasn't present at such a high-profile event. Remini was told "to shut up, as if the question itself was out of line," She reportedly also questioned the church's requirement for followers to "disconnect" from family members branded "suppressive persons." Remini later wrote a "Knowledge Report" for the Church that included several criticisms of Miscavige as well as other high-level leaders and media handlers. Remini's report allegedly accused the church of lying to the press about its "disconnection" policy and excessive interrogations of members. She was then reportedly ordered to visit the church's "Flag Land Base" at its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, for a "thought modification" process, and was later forced to rescind her report.
Another shooting at a school today. This time it was a Taft High School in inland Kern County in a shooting in which two people were wounded, including one who was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The other refused treatment. The sheriff of Kern County, Calif., says a 16-year-old student shot at a high school another student in rural Taft High School whom he had words with the previous day is in critical but stable condition.Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shooter is a student who walked into a class at Taft Union High School Thursday morning and shot the teen with a 12 gauge shotgun, and then fired at another student but missed. A teacher suffered a minor pellet wound to the head.
Youngblood says the teacher tried to get other students out a back door, then he and another staff member engaged the shooter in conversation to distract him, and convinced him to put down the gun.
The last mass shooting of 2012 was at Newtown, Connecticut, where twenty-seven people, including eighteen children, were shot to death inside an elementary school, is at least the sixteenth mass shooting to take place in America this year. The death toll is now at least at 84.
Here is a list of every fatal mass shooting that’s taken place since January 1st 2012 defined as multi-victim shootings where those killed were chosen indiscriminately. The tragedies took place at perfectly random places—at churches, movie theatres, soccer tournaments, spas, courthouses and, now, an elementary school. But given the frequency of these awful events, perhaps in the long view their occurrence isn’t so random after all—it’s predictable.
February 22, 2012—Five people were killed in at a Korean health spa in Norcross, Georgia, when a man opened fire inside the facility in an act suspected to be related to domestic violence.
February 26, 2012—Multiple gunmen began firing into a nightclub crown in Jackson, Tennessee, killing one person and injuring 20 others.
February 27, 2012—Three students at Chardon High School in rural Ohio were killed when a classmate opened fire.
March 31, 2012—A gunman opened fire on a crowd of mourners at a North Miami, Florida, funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12 others.
April 2, 2012—A 43-year-old former student at Oikos University in Oakland, California, walked into his former school and killed seven people, “execution-style.” Three people were wounded.
April 6, 2012—Two men went on a deadly shooting spree in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shooting black men at random in an apparently racially motivated attack. Three men died and two were wounded.
May 29, 2012—A man in Seattle, Washington, opened fire in a coffee shop and killed five people and then himself.
July 9, 2012—At a soccer tournament in Wilmington, Delaware, three people were killed, including a 16-year-old player and the event organizer, when multiple gunmen began firing shots, apparently targeting the organizer.
July 20, 2012—James Holmes enters a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises and opens fire with a semi-automatic weapon; twelve people are killed and fifty-eight are wounded.
August 5, 2012—A white supremacist and former Army veteran shot six people to death inside a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before killing himself.
August 14, 2012—Three people were killed at Texas A&M University when a 35-year-old man went on a shooting rampage; one of the dead was a police officer.
September 27, 2012—A 36-year-old man who had just been laid off from Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota, entered his former workplace and shot five people to death, and wounded three others before killing himself.
October 21, 2012—45-year-old Radcliffe Frankin Haughton shot three women to death, including his wife, Zina Haughton, and injured four others at a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, before killing himself.
The Bill of Rights was our great champion for many years but it, too, has collapsed because it is in conflict with the first Seven Articles of the US Constitution. The Supreme Court protects the Constitution but it does not protect the Bill of Rights. Why?
The First Amendment has become a license for our natural enemies to corrupt our children and ourselves with the most vile pornography, which has nothing to do with the right to criticize the government.
The Second Amendment has just been declared null and void with a recent USSC decision, which paves the way for confiscation and martial law.
The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments have been ripped up by the Patriot Act and the US Army's atrocities at Camp X-ray and other places.
The Seventh Amendment supposedly guarantees a jury for virtually any dispute over twenty dollars. Try bringing that up with a judge in traffic court these days.
The Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment. Has the Supreme Court or any federal court protected us against "jeopardy assessments and seizures," which steal all our money before trial so we can't even hire an attorney? What does the Supreme Court say about having foreign police torture us? It says that it's okay.
The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are not even recognized by the federal judges, who are mostly Freemasons.
Everything in the Bill of Rights was pretty much nullified by the Fourteenth Amendment, rammed through in the dictatorial aftermath of the Civil War, when the Southern States had no true legislatures. The Fourteenth Amendment made us all slaves and said that the public debt shall not be questioned!
We have been in the malevolent, deceptive hands of Freemasons from the very beginning of this country. They've had us waving their flag and praising their fraudulent Constitution all these bloody years while they steadily chipped away at the Bill of Rights so that today it is virtually non-existent.
The Declaration of Independence - the truly great instrument of human liberty - was rendered meaningless by the Masonic Federalists who provided for no such liberation in the Constitution, which was itself a dirty trick crafted in secrecy by delegates who met to modify the existing Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union Between the States. As mentioned previously, the Articles gave no power to the central government which the Masons craved. It purposely kept the central government weak.