The Pope Who Held Hands with Fidel
Likens Trump to Hitler
Now Some Burning Questions Must Be Answered
by Christopher A. Ferrara
January 24, 2017
In a newly published interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais (the newspaper’s English translation is here), Pope Francis was repeatedly invited by the interviewer’s leading questions to comment negatively on the election of Donald Trump. The first attempt was phrased thus: "Donald Trump has just become the president of the US, and the whole world is tense because of it. What do you think about that?"
Oh come on! Could you be any more blatant? In response, Francis at first professed a wait-and-see attitude: “I think that we must wait and see. I don’t like to get ahead of myself nor judge people prematurely. We will see how he acts, what he does, and then I will have an opinion.”
The second attempt to get Francis to bash Trump hit pay dirt, however:
El Pais: “Both in Europe and in America, the repercussions of the crisis that never ends, the growing inequalities, the absence of strong leadership are giving way to political groups that reflect on the citizens’ malaise. Some of them — the so-called anti-system or populists — capitalize on the fears in face of an uncertain future in order to form a message full of xenophobia and hatred towards the foreigner. Trump’s case is the most noteworthy, but there are others such as Austria or Switzerland. Are you worried about this phenomenon?”
This time Francis probably gave the interviewer even more than he was asking for by literally comparing the election of Trump to the rise of Adolf Hitler:
Pope Francis: “…. When I started to hear about populism in Europe I didn’t know what to make of it, I got lost, until I realized that it had different meanings. Crises provoke fear, alarm. In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933. After [Paul von] Hindenburg, after the crisis of 1930, Germany is broken, it needs to get up, to find its identity, a leader, someone capable of restoring its character, and there is a young man named Adolf Hitler who says: ‘I can, I can.’
“And all Germans vote for Hitler. Hitler didn’t steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people. That is the risk. In times of crisis, we lack judgment, and that is a constant reference for me. Let’s look for a savior who gives us back our identity and let’s defend ourselves with walls, barbed-wire, whatever, from other peoples that may rob us of our identity.
“…. But the case of Germany in 1933 is typical, a people that was immersed in a crisis, that looked for its identity until this charismatic leader came and promised to give their identity back, and he gave them a distorted identity, and we all know what happened….”
Here the Roman Pontiff not only calumniates a newly elected President, blithely suggesting that his administration could lead to the same outcome as Hitler’s Third Reich, but also all the Americans who voted for him, implicitly belittling them as frightened, simple-minded people susceptible to the blandishments of a false political savior who will only destroy them for their foolishness.
Worse, Francis generally denounces the rising populist movements, essentially calling them Hitlerian in spirit, thereby demonizing common people who seek to preserve their national identity from a veritable Muslim invasion, detach their nations from corrupt political establishments, and liberate themselves from the tentacles of the New World Order that the current Vatican apparatus seems intent on helping to build.
The likening of Trump to Hitler is just too much to bear. Even Antonio Socci, writing from Italy, protests that it is “an outrageous allusion, made publicly, that is inconceivable on the lips of the head of the Church who is also a head of state.” Socci also rightly notes that it is “absurd to say that Hitler was elected democratically” by “all of Germany” — an egregious historical blunder, and not the first that this Pope has made in his reckless public remarks. Hitler lost the Presidential election of 1932, receiving only a plurality of the votes, but was appointed Chancellor of Germany by Hindenburg and then consolidated his dictatorial power by force after Hindenburg’s death.
This latest Bergoglian scandal raises some troubling questions about a Pope who fawns over Fidel Castro, a mass-murdering dictator who persecuted Catholics for more than half a century before his death, yet denigrates a duly elected American President who has already taken actions that advance the pro-life cause in America, is poised to change the balance on the United States Supreme Court in favor of life in the womb, and has moved quickly to begin withdrawing the U.S. from globalist entanglements in trade and other areas.
How is it that the public comments of this Pope on political affairs always mesh perfectly with the aims of the globalist Left, such that, as Antonio Socci has observed, with the unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton and the rise of populist movements in both America and Europe, Francis “now remains the only point of reference for the international Left, deprived of a leader”?
Why does Francis have such friendly relations with communist and socialist dictators, as we see here, here and here, but such an adversarial relationship with political conservatives such as Trump in America and Macri in Argentina?
Why does the same Pope who declined to speak in opposition to the legalization of “homosexual unions” in Italy, because “the Pope does not place himself into the concrete politics of a country,” think nothing of likening a duly elected President to Adolf Hitler?
What about the connections, including monetary connections — revealed in large measure by Wikileaks — between the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the one hand, and, on the other, George Soros, the UN, the international “climate change” propaganda movement and the Clintons, as summarized here and here?
The increasingly alarming trajectory of this pontificate has prompted me to lend my name to an open letter to President Trump. The letter, which appears here, requests that Trump open an investigation into the extent to which the United States government, the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros and other globalist plutocrats have succeeded in co-opting the leadership of the Catholic Church to bring about what the Wikileaks disclosures of Clinton’s and the DNC’s emails have revealed: a revolutionary “Catholic spring” that would align the Church with the international Left in a manner not seen before.
Our letter does not request an investigation of the Church, but rather of the extent to which government and globalist entities have targeted the Church in recent years. We ask the following questions:
- To what end was the National Security Agency monitoring the conclave that elected Pope Francis?
- What other covert operations were carried out by US government operatives concerning the resignation of Pope Benedict or the conclave that elected Pope Francis?
- Did US government operatives have contact with the “Cardinal Danneels Mafia”?
- International monetary transactions with the Vatican were suspended during the last few days prior to the resignation of Pope Benedict. Were any U.S. Government agencies involved in this?
- Why were international monetary transactions resumed on February 12, 2013, the day after Benedict XVI announced his resignation? Was this pure coincidence?
- What actions, if any, were actually taken by John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and others tied to the Obama administration, who were involved in the discussion proposing the fomenting of a “Catholic Spring”?
- What roles were played by George Soros and other international financiers who may be currently residing in United States territory?
Whether or not the investigation we have requested is initiated, the open letter to President Trump may serve the useful purpose of a warning to his administration to be wary of undue influence on Catholic leadership by outside interests inimical to those of the administration, the millions of Americans who voted for an end to Leftist and globalist politics as usual in their country, and indeed the Church herself.
May Our Lady, Patroness of the Americas, protect both Church and State in America at this turning point in Western history.