Published on Oct. 3, dedicated to Benedict XVI…
Non È Francesco:
Pressure mounts on Vatican as New Book disputes Francis’ Legitimacy
On September 24, we were the first English-speaking web site to provide information about Antonio Socci’s explosive new book Non È Francesco: La Chiesa Nella Grande Tempesta (“It’s Not Francis: The Church in a Great Tempest”), a work in which the Italian Novus Ordo journalist makes the case that Benedict XVI’s resignation in February 2013 was invalid and therefore the man elected to replace him is not in fact the Pope. (See our original post here.)
The timing of the release of this book is surely no accident — it first hit the shelves throughout Italy on October 3, two days before Francis’ Synod on the Family will open, a Vatican gathering of select Modernist “bishops” that has the potential to revolutionize Novus Ordo Church law and/or practice with regard to the reception of the “sacraments” by the divorced and “remarried”, that is, by unrepentant public adulterers.
Until the synod begins, you can still vote in our poll and tell us what you will do if the Vatican gathering decides to indeed allow those publicly living in unrepented sin to approach the Novus Ordo sacraments. (As of Oct. 4, only 4% of people polled are confident that such a thing cannot happen, and The Remnant has noticeably refused to make a similar prediction, after their last claim that it would be impossible for John Paul II to ever be “canonized” went up in smoke earlier this year.)
Socci’s book has now begun to be mentioned and talked about on blogs, on media sites, and in other places on and off the internet; the secular media has picked up on it as well. This book is sure to cause a ruckus throughout Italy, and its impact in the world will likewise not be insignificant, given the power and influence of the mass media and especially the blogosphere and internet forums. Sooner or later, the Vatican press secretary “Fr.” Federico Lombardi will have to address its claims.
The October 1 edition of Libero, the Italian newspaper for which Socci writes as a columnist, carried a special article today introducing the explosive book, entitled “Francesco è il Papa di Scalfari ma dimentica noi Cristiani”.
We should emphasize that Antonio Socci is not a traditionalist of any stripe, and certainly not a sedevacantist. He is a mainstream Novus Ordo, a proponent of Vatican II, and his only association with traditionalism is his book The Fourth Secret of Fatima (2006), which was originally intended as a work debunking claims that the Vatican had failed to release the true or at least the full Third Secret of Fatima, but which ended up defending those claims as the author came to realize in the course of his research that the claims rested on extremely solid ground.
Socci’s work as a journalist and author, his association with the mainstream Novus Ordo Church, and the fact that he still refers to Francis as Pope even though he has serious doubts about the validity of the Ratzinger resignation, give him endless credibility. Though of course there will be no shortage of media personalities, bloggers, pundits, and other “experts” who will seek to question Socci’s credibility, based on what we have seen in The Fourth Secret of Fatima we expect Socci’s research will prove well-founded and academically sound. And we suspect that, given the turmoil already rampant in the Vatican II Sect since Bergoglio’s election, the usual suspects won’t be able to silence the outcry and confusion this book will cause with some simply dismissive blog posts or jabs about “conspiracy theorists” or a journalist “gone crazy.”
No matter what you may think about the thesis itself, Non È Francesco will be a huge dent in Francis’ credibility and therefore the credibility of the Vatican II Sect of which he is the head. Although the alternative hypothesis advanced by Socci — that of the true Pope being the old Modernist Joseph Ratzinger — isn’t any better, this doesn’t matter in terms of the wound it will inflict on the Modernist establishment. It will, in fact, inevitably lead to a discussion of Sedevacantism, the position that the Vatican II “Popes” (i.e. the “Popes” since Pius XII) have all been illegitimate and invalid, which is the well-founded position of Novus Ordo Watch.
Socci’s book, therefore, is a godsend. It will force a discussion that has long been overdue in the mainstream media: Is the Vatican’s every papal claimaint always and necessarily the Pope? Not at all, of course, as even Church history proves, but this is an error that prevails in our “don’t-disturb-me-with-inconvenient-facts-especially-if-they-impact-my-paycheck” society.
The publisher of this controversial new book is Mondadori. Their web site provides the following interesting description of the book:
While the Church is going through a dramatic period of history, of internal crises and violent attacks on Catholics all over the world, the Vatican continues an unprecedented “co-existence of two Popes”, which no one has yet had the courage to think about. In this book, Antonio Socci does precisely this, wondering what the still unknown reasons are for the historical resignation of Benedict XVI and if it can be considered a true papal resignation, as many canonists have raised serious doubts. Questions that are now intertwined with those of the conclave that took place on March 13, 2013, which, according to the author’s sensational reconstruction, violated some of the norms of the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis that would automatically render Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election null and void. The question of who is the real Pope (or if there is a need for a new conclave) comes at a time when the Church is experiencing dramatic rifts and clamorous things are happening.
Who is at the helm? Many liked how Francis began. It seemed like a return to the simplicity of the Gospel. However, many faithful are now disappointed. What was expected was a moral rigor against the “filth” (also within ecclesiastical circles) denounced and fought by Ratzinger. But how should we interpret the signal given by the new pontificate to the world, that of laxity and surrender on moral principles? And the surrender against antichristian ideologies and forces, even persecutors? And the traumatic break with the tradition of the Church? A lot of supernatural events, from the apparitions at Fatima to the vision of Leo XIII, the prophecies of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich on the age of the “two Popes”, seem to point to our times, announcing catastrophic events for the papacy, the Church, and the world. Are they inevitable or is there another way? And with which Pope?
(Source — our translation)
For further details about the content of “It’s Not Francis”, please see our post of Sep. 24. In addition, the author himself has provided an excerpt of the introductory chapter of his work, at the following link:
- Excerpt of Introduction to Non È Francesco, by Antonio Socci
On of October 4, the Amazon.it sales rank for Non È Francesco reached no. 1 in Religious Books and no. 10 in All Books. No doubt it will only be a matter of time before a full English translation is released.
The following video clip was released by the conservative Novus Ordo GloriaTV News on October 2:
Sit back and watch as the Novus Ordo Church may perhaps be entering into its final stage. It can’t be long before a schism between Bergoglio adherents and Ratzinger adherents will wreak havoc on the False Church that the world believes to be the Roman Catholic Church, but which is in fact the “operation of error” warned against by St. Paul the Apostle (2 Thess 2:10-11); it is the “Church of Darkness” foreseen by the Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich, now offering two false alternatives for Pope: Francis and Benedict.