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Secret Cult demand Apology from Pope 2004-11-30

Posted by clype in Europe, Intolerance.

Seven hundred years after they were denounced as ‘heretics’ and condemned to torture and death, the ‘Knights Templar’ are calling for a ‘public apology’ from the ‘Roman Christian Church’.

The secretive organisation which was formed at the time of the ‘Crusades’ has written to Pope John Paul-2 requesting that ‘the Vatican’ officially atone for the persecution of the order…

The formal request for reconciliation to ‘the Vatican’ has come from an English-based ‘sept’ and is signed by the ‘Council of Chaplains, for and on behalf of the acting Grand Master’. The letter asks for

‘… an apology from the Vatican for the persecution of our brothers of the Knights Templar and the torture and murder of our leadership, under Pope Clement V during the 14th century AD’.

The Hertfordshire-based group, one of thousands of ‘Templar lodges’ around the world, is hopeful of a satisfactory outcome.

‘There have been some unofficial responses over the telephone and we have received certain indications from officials within the church that leaves us hopeful that an apology might be forthcoming’, said a member of the order.

‘The Knights Templar’ order was formed in 1118 at the end of ‘the First Crusade’ to protect ‘Christian pilgrims’ en route to ‘the Holy Land’. The organisation built up vast riches from booty it pillaged while fighting in ‘the Holy Land’. Within two centuries the order, which enjoyed the backing of ‘the Holy See’ and European monarchies, had become powerful enough to defy all but the Pope.

By 1307 it had fallen foul of King Philip-4 of France who needed funds for his war against England. With the blessing of Pope Clement-5, the king moved against the ‘Templars’ on Friday, 1307-10-13 and had them all arrested for ‘heresy’.

More than 2 000 ‘Templars’ were tortured and forced to confess to crimes of ‘homosexuality’ and ‘sodomy’; ‘spitting and trampling on the cross’; and ‘devil worshipping’. As a result, King Philip-4F was able to seize their money and assets, and by 1314 — when the last ‘Grand Master of the Knights Templar’, Jacques de Molay, was burnt at the stake — they had ceased to officially exist.

Some of the ‘Templars’ fled to Scotland, where they are reputed to have helped Robert the Bruce defeat the English at Bannockburn, and under his protection many of their rituals survived.

Today many groups from ‘Freemasons’ to the ‘Cult of the Solar Temple’ claim the ‘Templars’ as ancestors and the modern order still includes numerous influential members.

Now, with the 700th anniversary of its persecution approaching, sources within the ‘Knights Templar’ claim the order wants to improve relations with the Roman ChristianChurch and win some sort of acknowledgement for the suffering inflicted.

There were signs last year that the relationship between the ‘Templars’ and ‘the Vatican’ was improving when, in a church behind the ‘Colosseum’, a Roman Christian Priest presided over the first ‘Knights Templar’ ceremony in Rome for 522 years.

‘Knights Templar seek papal apology for 700 years of persecution’, Paul Kelbie, ‘The Independent’, 2004-11-29

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