If you believe the official media accounts, "Pope Francis" spent the last several days in Rome conferring with a group of Cardinals and then all of his Bishops about child abuse in the Catholic Church. In truth, the event was a cover story designed to camouflage a palace coup at the Vatican.
Operating behind the smokescreen of the widely-publicized conference, three senior Cardinals assumed the reins of power from Francis last Friday February 22 in a repetition of the fate of his predecessor, "Pope Benedict", who was forced to resign from his office on February 11, 2013. As with Benedict, Francis was deposed just prior to the regular February 23-24 conclave of the elite Ninth Circle sacrificial cult at the San Lorenzo Piscibus church, just a block from Vatican City. But unlike six years ago, the Ninth Circle never held its grisly ceremony this past weekend, thanks to a diplomatic protest and a crowd of angry demonstrators.
According to a confidential and high level source within the Roman Curia, the removal of Pope Francis occurred last Friday morning when the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with Francis in the presence of two other senior Cardinals: Marc Ouellet of Canada and Gerhard Mueller of Germany. All three men are actively associated with the Ninth Circle. On behalf of the Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Ouellet informed Francis that he had lost the confidence of both the Bishops and the College of Cardinals. Secretary of State Parolin followed by stating that henceforth he, Ouellet and Mueller would operate as interim co-adjudators of the Holy See and the Papacy, thereby removing Francis from office. To avoid adding to the crisis within their church, Francis' removal would be kept secret from the public and he would remain as a figurehead but would exercise no authority.
In both cases, Popes Benedict and Francis ran afoul of the Ninth Circle and its influential backers because of how their overt association with the cult's ceremonies had brought too much attention to it. Benedict presided openly at the Circle's sacrificial rituals both as a Cardinal and as the pope, according to Ninth Circle eyewitnesses Toos Neijenhuis and Anne Marie van Blijenburgh. Francis not only attended the rituals and provided children for them while he was an Archbishop in Argentina, but is intimately connected to members of the Dutch Royal family involved in the Ninth Circle, including Queen Maxime Zorriega, with whom Francis has maintained a clandestine romance for nearly twenty years. Sources state that evidence of this romance was presented to Cardinal Parolin's office by a diplomatic courier last Monday and prompted the showdown with Francis and his removal.
Despite this pre-emptive strike against Francis, yesterday's scheduled Ninth Circle ceremony was disrupted. The same day as Francis' removal, on Friday the 22nd, a European government - possibly the same state that sent the courier with evidence of the pope's involvement with Maxime Zorriega - issued a diplomatic note of concern to Cardinal Parolin's office regarding the impending Ninth Circle sacrificial ceremony, where normally several children are ritually killed and cannibalized. That government also contacted Interpol and the Italian government with its concern and asked that police intervene to investigate and halt the ceremony.