Throughout the Church's History, the Safety of the Lawful Successor of Peter now, as always, is of Essential Importance.
Today, TCW is presenting a Declassified US State Department document about the papacy of Pius XI. This brings things into a clearer focus and
better understanding of the real attention [duty] needed to protect and preserve the Heir to Peter's Chair.
Starting with a few historical
examples and quotes from the popes themselves, we can see how vital their safety remains.
As bombs were being thrown on the streets of Rome itself by the Church's enemies, Pius IX fled Rome in exile to the Castle of Gaeta, in Sicily in 1848. He lived there for two years before
returning to Rome.
With the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, Napoleon III withdrew his French garrison from Rome. This garrison being gone,
the masonic Italian National Army (led by Garibaldi & Victor Emmanuel II - fully supported by the Synagogue of Satan) was able to take the Papal State of Rome on September 20th, 1870. The end, resulting in Pius IX becoming a "Prisoner of the Vatican"
until his death in 1878. So angered were the Church's Revolutionary enemies (in Rome) at Pius IX, that in 1881 protesters almost succeeded in dumping his sacred corpse into the Tiber.
"It is not the tiara you are giving me, but death." - Leo XIII to the Cardinals who elected him.
Fearing the Italian Bolsheviks
would steal the Vatican gold reserves and worse - contacted foreign diplomats stationed in Italy, to store the Vatican money. It is reported that he then considered going to Austria, in exile.
As his three predecessors, he was a "Prisoner of the Vatican" for
his entire 8 year pontificacy.
remained most careful in his travels, even after signing the *Lateran Treaty on February 11, 1929 with Mussolini's Italy.