Guess who was stoking the flames!
Paul VI and the “Smoke of Satan”
On June 29, 1972, for the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, the fake pope Paul VI (Abp. Giovanni Battista Montini) uttered what are perhaps the most well-known and most frequently quoted words of his false pontificate. He said that “through some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God” (da qualche fessura entrato il fumo di Satana nel tempio di Dio).
Some time ago Vatican News made the audio clip available in which Montini can be heard uttering these words. It can be found on this page (it’s the seventh clip from the top). The entire homily was never transcribed verbatim. Even the Vatican’s Osservatore Romano newspaper published only a summary with select quotations of the words that were spoken. The Vatican web site has put that summary online, but only in Italian. An official English translation has never been released, but an inofficial one has been published at the Novus Ordo Catholic Stand web site.
The question, of course, is whether Paul VI was truly lamenting that the smoke of Satan had entered the sanctuary, or whether he was perhaps boasting. After all, by 1972 the devastation of the Catholic vineyard was quite visible, and it was he himself who had single-handedly caused it.
To illustrate the absurdity of Paul VI’s most famous “lamentation”, we have produced the following cartoon, which we encourage people to download and share as widely as possible (click on image and a larger version will open up in a separate tab or window – right-click that larger version to download):
Montini’s predecessor of inglorious memory, “Pope” John XXIII (Cardinal Angelo Roncalli), had done his part by “opening the windows” at the Second Vatican Council. But nothing has stoked the flames that have been producing the smoke of Satan more than the “New Order of Mass” (Novus Ordo Missae) Paul VI had imposed in 1969, and which his false church still uses to this day.
By the way: In case you haven’t yet, we encourage you to meet Paul VI’s biggest fan.
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