Vatican Credibility Takes Another Hit: Photo of Benedict Letter Intentionally Altered

Vatican Advances Fake Letter to turn Conservatives Against Church Tradition

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Vatican Advances Fake Letter to turn Conservatives Against Church Tradition
What can be called an insidious attempt to use Benedict XVI to advance Pope Francis’ radical post-conciliar agenda has been exposed.

Early in the week the Catholic world had been abuzz over a letter sent by Benedict XVI to Vatican communications director Monsignor Dario Vigano, in which the former pontiff purportedly criticized Church conservatives for their “foolish prejudice” in not recognizing that “Pope Francis is a man of profound philosophical and theological formation.”

AP now reports that the Vatican admitted on Wednesday that it digitally manipulated a photo of the letter sent out to the media to rebut critics of Pope Francis, who allege that his teaching represents a departure from Pope Benedict’s, and from the Tradition of the Catholic Church.


“The letter was in response to an 11-volume theological work by Vigano on the theology of Pope Francis, in which Benedict supposedly said that Vigano’s work helps us “to see the inner continuity between the two pontificates” of Francis and Benedict.

The report should have immediately sent up red flags, since we know that Vigano was responsible for handing the Vatican’s communications over to the gay-infested secular media last year. The fact is that Vigano, a known homosexual, hired the radical LGBT communications company Accenture to redo and take over the Vatican’s news service in 2017, which is precisely what has led to this insidious scheme.

The bogus letter from Benedict, along with the books, appeared in a promotional photo sent to the media on March 12. The first thing one notices is that the stack of books, on the right, are covering all but the signature of the former pope. There is clearly some text there – we can see the words “la saluto” above the signature line, but nothing more.

The clear text in the upper part of the first page is where Benedict is purported to say these nice things about Francis’ theology, but what people didn’t immediately notice is that the two bottom lines of the first page are blurred to the point that they are not readable. This is a common deceptive technique used in the digital world.

When those familiar with Photoshop technique took a closer look at the blurred lines comprising the opening of a paragraph, it was revealed that they read thus, in English:

“Nonetheless, I do not feel that I can write a brief and dense theological page about them because for my whole life it has always been clear that I would write and express myself only on books that I had also truly read. Unfortunately, even if only for physical reasons, I am not able to read the eleven little volumes in the near future, all the more so in that I am under other obligations to which I have already agreed.”

What apparently happened is that Vigano, eager to publicize his 11-volume set on Pope Francis, was pestering Benedict to write something in support of the work, so that after much request the former pontiff replied saying that he would not be able to offer an assessment of the work. This obviously didn’t rest well with Vigano and his Vatican cronies, so they fabricated their own text while hiding Benedict’s words.

We now have this update from Vatican specialist Sandro Magister that an entire paragraph of the Benedict letter was deleted by Vigano because therein Benedict expressed his displeasure that two anti-papal heretics and personal enemies co-authored the 11-volume set.  All the more evidence of forgery.

The Vatican now admits that they doctored Pope Benedict’s letter. AP’s Nicole Winfield reports, the Vatican has been caught digitally altering the last two lines on the letter’s first page, which begin the paragraph in which Benedict reveals he never read the volumes his purported letter endorses:

The Vatican admitted to The Associated Press on Wednesday that it blurred the two final lines of the first page where Benedict begins to explain that he didn’t actually read the books in question. He wrote that he cannot contribute a theological assessment of Francis as requested by Vigano because he has other projects to do.

A Vatican spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, didn’t explain why the Holy See blurred the lines. Winfield points out that “Most independent news media, including The Associated Press, follow strict standards that forbid digital manipulation of photos. ‘No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph,’ read the AP norms, which are considered to be the industry standard among news agencies.”


But how do we know AP wasn’t in on the scheme? We all know that the secular media has taken over the Vatican news service, but seeing that their plan was about to be exposed it appears they conveniently stepped back and pointed fingers at the Vatican, thus serving to conceal their own involvement while bashing the Church at the same time. When these infernal media giants start playing it self-righteous, you know they’re up to something.

Needless to say, simple common sense tells us that Benedict would never dignify Francis’ theology, since he more than once has thrown digs into Francis for undoing everything he has stood for, even stating last July that the Church “is on the verge of capsizing” because of his radical pontificate.

This is not to mention that Benedict recently praised Cardinal Robert Sarah for the wonderful work he is doing to restore traditional discipline to Catholic worship—something that Francis dislikes. Sarah, who heads the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, condemns homosexuality, sharply denounces the practice of receiving Communion in the hand, clamors for a universal return of the Traditional Latin Mass, rejects ecumenism, and says we should stop turning the Church into a meeting hall, all of which Benedict blesses and which Francis detests.

Hence the enemies of the Church through this fake letter had sought to make it appear that the conservative Benedict XVI was one with Pope Francis, hoping it would steer even Church conservatives away from tradition, but thankfully the plan has been foiled, thus testifying to the infernal state of affairs in Rome as revealed so poignantly by Pope Paul VI on October 13, 1977, when he said:

“The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic World. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church.”

Vatican Credibility Takes Another Hit: Photo of Benedict Letter Intentionally Altered


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David Martin -- Bio and Archives | Comments

David Martin is the former moderator for St. Michaels Radio which is the one radio program of our time specializing in Catholic prophecy. He has also authored numerous articles on the Church and the Papacy which have appeared on various blogs and websites.

David presently resides in Los Angeles, California where for thirty years he has coordinated a Catholic ministry. He is a daily communicant in his parish church and strongly supports Benedict XVI’s aspiration to see the Traditional Latin Mass returned to every Catholic parish of the world.

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