Pope Benedict XVI was pressured to resign by the Prussian Masonic Lodges

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

One of the yet uninvestigated aspects of the Vatican coup d’etat of February 2013 — which saw Pope Benedict XVI forced from power and Jorge Mario Bergoglio (whose own security chief in Argentina declares is a Freemason) installed to the acclaim if all the Church’s enemies– is the role that financial institutions had in pressuring Benedict XVI to resign.

I have previously reported on the connections between the Mafia of St. Gall — the name given by Cardinal Godried Danneels to the group of Bishops who met yearly in that Swiss Town to plot the takeover of the Vatican since 1992 — and those snarky ATMs which stopped working the month before Pope Benedict XVI read out his invalid formula of resignation.

But what has not yet been shown is the direct ties between the financial institutions involved in pressuring the Vatican prior to Benedict XVI’s “resignation” and the German Masonic Order.

The two pressure points were the ATMs and the Swift banking system. The ATMs stopped working at the beginning of January, 2013. Without these in operation, the thousands of daily tourists and pilgrims wanting to get cash to visit the Vatican Museums — the chief source of Vatican income — was blocked totally.

The other was the SWIFT banking system, which alleged improprieties in the accounting at the Vatican Bank (whose realy name is the IOR, or Institute for Religious Works) and by this means justified stopping all bank wires from its system (USA/UK) to the Vatican Bank. Since some 80% of all donations received by the Vatican come from Banks in the Swift system, this was the most significant financial pressure placed on the Vatican.  The Vatican bank had been laundering CIA monies since 1945, and everyone in the financial world new it, especially the Banks in New York City, so it was an easy charge to make.

But let’s see the history of the Banks and persons involved in pressuring Pope Benedict XVI,

ATMs, Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Regime

The ATMs at the Vatican in 2013 were maintained by the German Bank, Deutsche Bank which was founded in 1870 at Berlin by 3 prominent Prussian subjects: a cousin of the founder of Siemens, a prominent lawyer, and a Jew closely associated with the Jewish Banking families of Frankfort.

We know from the personal history of Pope Benedict XVI that he was forcibly recruited into the Hitler Youth Corp when he was a teenager.  And that he has spoken on many occasions disparagingly of the Nazi regime which dominated the Germany of his youth.

But Deutsche Bank was the polar opposite before and during World War II, as the Wikipedia article about them reveals:


After Adolf Hitler came to power, instituting the Third Reich, Deutsche Bank dismissed its three Jewish board members in 1933.[25] In subsequent years, Deutsche Bank took part in the aryanization of Jewish-owned businesses, provided the owners of “aryanized” businesses were in the know about their jewish status beforehand; according to its own historians, the bank was involved in 363 such confiscations by November 1938.[25][26] In 1938, German bank Mendelssohn & Co. was acquired.[27][28] During the war, Deutsche Bank incorporated other banks that fell into German hands during the occupation of Eastern Europe. Deutsche Bank provided banking facilities for the Gestapo and loaned the funds used to build the Auschwitz camp and the nearby IG Farben facilities.[29]

During World War II, Deutsche Bank became responsible for managing the Bohemian Union Bank in Prague, with branches in the Protectorate and in Slovakia, the Bankverein in Yugoslavia (which has now been divided into two financial corporations, one in Serbia and one in Croatia), the Albert de Barry Bank in Amsterdam, the National Bank of Greece in Athens, the Creditanstalt-Bankverein in Austria and Hungary, the Deutsch-Bulgarische Kreditbank in Bulgaria, and Banca Comercială Română (The Romanian Commercial Bank) in Bucharest. It also maintained a branch in Istanbul, Turkey.

In 1999, Deutsche Bank confirmed officially that it had been involved in the Auschwitz camp.[29] In December 1999, Deutsche, along with other major German companies, contributed to a US$5.2 billion compensation fund following lawsuits brought by Holocaust survivors;[30][31] U.S. officials had threatened to block Deutsche Bank’s $10 billion purchase of Bankers Trust, a major American bank, if it did not contribute to the fund.[32] The history of Deutsche Bank during the Second World War has since been documented by independent historians commissioned by the Bank.[26]

Another important historical item, worth mentioning, is that in 1952, Deutsche Bank purchased the Rheinisch-Westfälische Bank AG, the very  bank which was the former employer of Joseph Goebbels!

So there is strong historical reasons to suppose that Deutsche Bank might want to get rid of the anti-Nazi Pope from Peter’s Throne. Not to mention, as I have previously demonstrated, that its President and CEO in the fall of 2012 were both graduates of the business school in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the meeting town of the St. Gallen Mafia, which put Bergoglio into power in March of 2013.

Swift, Skull and Bones & the CIA

The other key player in putting financial pressure on the Vatican before Feb. 2013, was SWIFT, the international banking association which regulates all international bank wire transfers.

The Chairman of Swift in that year was Yawar Shah. Here is his official biographies from the Swift Website:

Yawar Shah is the Chairman of the SWIFT Board of Directors. He is also a Managing Director in the Institutional Clients Group at Citigroup. Before that he was the Global Head of Citi Shared Services. Prior to this, Mr. Shah was at JPMorgan for over 20 years. Positions there have included Global Operations Executive for Worldwide Securities Services, Retail Service and Operations Executive, Chief Operating Officer of the Global Private Bank, and General Manager of the Treasury Management Services business. He received his BA from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.


Yawar Shah is the Chief Operating Officer of Customer Intelligence reporting to Gene McQuade, CEO, Citibank, N.A. Yawar also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT). Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Yawar was the Global Head of Citi Shared Services, an umbrella unit that is responsible for the global delivery of corporate center services including finance, human resources and AML. Prior to working at Citi, Yawar spent 20 years as an executive at JP Morgan Chase in various senior business and operations/technology roles in Institutional, Consumer and Wealth Management. Yawar began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton New York in its Financial Services Strategy Practice.  Yawar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

From these, it is clear that Shah has very close ties to JP Morgan and CitiGroup.  Both of these Banks are Skull and Bones’ Banks. NOTICE, however, that in the second bio, it is revealed that he began his career with Booz Allen Hamilton of New York. Booz Allen Hamilton is a notorious staffing agency tied to the CIA and Military Industrial Establishment. It is generally held that those who have worked with Booz Allen are CIA assets or agents. As for the CIA, it was founded by Skull and Bones members who got the US Government to merge the US Military Intelligency Service, OSS, with the Nazi Spy Network of Western Europe.

The incoming CEO of Swift in the spring before Pope Benedict XVI was forced out was Gottfried Leibbrandt. Here is his official bio from the Swift website:

is Head of Marketing at SWIFT. Gottfried joined SWIFT in 2005 to focus on the development of the SWIFT2010 strategy. Upon completion of the strategy, he was appointed Head of Standards and was promoted to his current role in 2007. Prior to joining SWIFT, Gottfried worked for McKinsey&Company for 18 years where he was a partner in the Amsterdam office and a co-leader of the European payments practice. He holds a Masters degree in Econometrics and Statistics from the Vrije Universteit Amsterdam and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Gottfried also holds a PhD in Economics from Maastricht University. His thesis was “Payment instruments and network effects: Adoption, harmonization and succession of network technologies across countries”. Gottfried (51) is Dutch and married with three children.

It is very interesting to note, that his career began with the McKinsey & Company staffing company, which from its inception has worked in tandem with the U. S. Military Industrial Establishment. One of his first and most historical decisions as Head of Marketing was to shut down bank wires to the Vatican in January 2013.  The block by SWIFT was removed on Feb. 14, 2013, the day after Pope Benedict XVI announced his “resignation”.


Wikileaks revealed in a data dump in 2016 that Hilary Clinton, the U. S. Secretary of State in 2013, had strongly wanted to get rid of Pope Benedict. She called her plan the “Catholic Spring”, Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected in an invalid conclave in 2013, began preaching immediately the same talking points of Barrack Obama, and has done so ever since.

In 2014, Reuters, the news agency controlled by the Rothschilds, reported (https://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/04/us-vatican-economy-pell-idUSKCN0JI1CG20141204) that the Vatican had “discovered” 500000000 euros in hidden accounts at the Vatican. Reuters has erased the original report. But it remains curious how you hide and find such money. Was it all in cash, gold, diamonds etc.?

In March 2013, Union Asset Management Holding AG, the owner of the building which houses the Skull and Bones’ Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman, in New York City, became the first management company to be awarded a 5 Star Rating by the Business Magazine Capital.

Prussian Lodges  Rule in the Vatican Putsch of Feb. 2013.

As Anthony Sutton revealed in his book, “America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones”, that Masonic Lodge, headquartered on the campus of Yale University became a filial house of the Prussian Lodge of Berlin in 1856 (Grand Lodge of Prussia).  Fourteen years later, the Deutsche Bank was founded in Berlin. In 1904, Averell Harriman, a Skull and Bones member founded the Harriman Bank, which went on in 1931 to acquire the Brown Brothers’ Bank of Philadelphia. Both Banks along with City Bank and JP Morgan would be intimately involved in the rebuilding of Germany and the NAZI war machine throughout the 1930’s.

The Great Reset required that Benedict XVI be removed…

Moreover, all these banks are pushing the Scamdemic and could not have achieved what they did if Benedict had remained on the Apostolic Throne, since he is an ardent enemy of relativism, globalism and the use of vaccines made from aborted human beings.

Finally, that Nazi groups and allies were behind Benedict’s removal from power is recognized also by the Propaganda Campaign launched the day Pope Benedict XVI was elected: wherein he was styled the Nazi Pope, the Panzer Leader etc.., and which in March 2013, immediately embraced Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the Pope of Mercy! For it is the subterfuge of the Lodge to always accuse their enemies of their own crimes and sins and vices, so as to deflect attention from their real in intentions.  Now we see that they called Ratzinger a Nazi precisely because the Nazis wanted him out of power in Rome!

For more on the Nazi ties of Bergoglio and his ecclesiastical faction see: The Nazi Roots of the St. Gallen Mafia. And to understand how Benedict outmaneuvered them, see: Benedict’s Shell Game against the Mafia of St. Gall.

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7 thoughts on “Pope Benedict XVI was pressured to resign by the Prussian Masonic Lodges”

  1. An interesting historical exposé as to how we got to where we are but we have still got a huge mountain to climb before God will be ready to grant us His peace, which we crave. The reason being that our prelature is stacked with Freemasons, Modernists & Marxists & we have had for the past eight-and-a-half years a Destroyer incumbent in the PO – an invalidly elected usurper put there by St. Gallen Group (Mafia) to carry out their instruction to annihilate the OHCA Church from the face of the earth which he has been intent on doing.

    There are many things we have to confront & deal with urgently. The gross amount of homosexuals & wimpy prelates who are unfit for Office & submit to tyranny from the Vatican ( the cradle of Sodomy, money laundering, idolatry…) & their own crass diocesan priests who hate the Church & those within that love it. A recent case in point is the Fr. Altman affair – a highly motivated & caring disciple of Christ who has dared to draw attention to the uncaring closure of our churches by wimpy prelates & PPs who are scared for their own lives of catching Covid-19 & who don’t show any concern for the souls of their parishioners. The coverage he has managed to get from certain Catholic journalists has angered his Bishop (Callahan) who has called him divisive & suspended his faculties & sent him (& his ageing parents) packing. This cowardly un-Catholic act was shortly afterwards highlighted by another when Monsignor Bullifer of the same diocese was caught using Grindr among other male prostitution services going back in time while holding the office of Secretary to the USCCB. To date no episcopal punishment for Bullifer but the door for Altman. Clearly this makes Bishop Callahan an Enabler at best along with so many of his companions in the episcopate.
    Unfortunately it doesn’t end there as the well-known ‘good’ Bishop Strickland suggested that Fr. Altman should show obedience to Bishop Callahan the Enabler.

    This situation has been allowed to develop over decades which has resulted in our seminaries being closed, perverse living amongst our clergy of every rank who have let it be known they won’t serve God (TLM strangled worldwide, Sacraments & discipline severely curtailed, schools, universities & catechesis given over to untrained lay teachers etc.) while these deviant artful dodgers steal from the donations rendered by the faithful to further their abominable lust-filled & drug-fuelled parties.
    Although it is as clear as day to the long-suffering Laity as to what is going on, not one prelate has shown any desire to call for a council to investigate & proclaim on the invalidity of PBXVI’s ‘resignation’ with regard to Canon Law nor on the claimed ‘validity’ of Francis the Destroyer’s election, again not in accordance with Canon Law or PJPII’s Rules governing papal elections. Our Lady is still kept waiting for Russia to be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart & the Third Secret of Fatima revealed. Until both these requests are fulfilled Her Triumph & our release from Modernist hell, will be delayed.

    1. Some other lands (Poland, Ireland) were already consecrated to Saint Mary, and the modernism won there anyway.

      BTW, why there is always talk about some ambigous “Our Lady”, instead of Saint Mary? One could think you think about Tanit or Great Mother etc.
      Or about Mary Magdalene, which is an ambiguous character too (the heretics claim she married Jesus in Cana).

      1. Our Lady is not an ambiguous term, it refers to Mary as Mother of the Lord God, and is a term of the Most devout affection

    2. To compare, in Poland, the expression “Our Lady” is never used, just Saint Mary or Mary the Mother of God.

      1. Bravo.
        La semplice verita’ e’: Maria la Santa Madre di Jesus Cristo Nazzareno =
        Let’s keep it simple: Mary the Holy Mother of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
        To day, some people, from many if not all walks of life, reject the Novel-Kingdom-Empire-New World Order-One World Parliament plotted by the Eugenicists/Globalists Money-powerful Cabal-Mafiosi who are now trying relentlessly to enact the infernal Agenda 2021-2030 ….. or 2050? for the purpose of …literally…LORDing over the people, the majority of whom are destined to be culled like wild cattle by these would be Kings & Emperors of the planned Great Reset-One World Order! This was the aim of every Kingdom or Empire on this Planet Earth.

        Knowing the evil doers — the Kings and Emperors lording it over the people in Jesus’s times…and later in the United Kingdom where Henry the VIII executed his wives (off with her head! one by one…and his 2 Queenly daughters who plotted to kill each other.
        Please Please Please!

        Ask your soul, who would be soooo blind as to want to place such TITLES as Lord & King on our Savior, our Rabboni??? Definitely Not i!!!
        Because the Living Loving Good God: revealed to us …sheople … by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, is our Loving Father in Heaven Who does not deserve those debasing-vile TITLES given to men and women before all men and women could read and write etc., but lived their lives in servitude to those who lorded it over them like cruel slave masters.
        What think You now?
        Why do we have compulsory education in “Godly” Democracies / Republics nowadays ?

        Let’s not insult Jesus & His Holy Families & Friends with such titles. denying by implication that THEY DO NOT AFFORD US free will??? Another heresy???

        However, re. Ratzinger vs. Bergoglio … ask your soul: – How could Ratzinger or anyone else …manage to dismantle …the ways… of The Holy Roman Empire???

        Impossible while the ..blind-faithful do not reason with common sense?

        Grace, the Grace of the Good God, builds on Nature!
        If our Nature is vicious = void of Virtue, the Grace of God cannot bloom/live/manifest itself in vicious unrepented ‘mankind’!
        Oh Yes!!!
        Miracles do happen! Sometimes!
        Miracles are not the norm!
        Our Father in Heavens is NOT a Puppeteers!

        We do have free will to choose between good and evil!

        But we need TRAINING!

        I do hold onto the Resurrected Christ! ,,, with both hands!
        Jesus! The Rabboni and Savior for all Nations and every seasons!!!
        Impossible is indeed potential!
        With Him
        In Him by the Power of His Holy Spirit!!!

        May the Gift of Wonder be yours and mine…
        …it can be ours for the asking!!!

        Dear Brother Alexis,
        Please accept our heart-and-soul-felt gratitude for the crucial historical information You post for us.

        In Australia today,
        Saturday the 21st of August,
        many people wish to assemble peacefully to demand our Religious Freedoms, our Freedoms of Speech and of Assembly et cetera, which our traitorous elected governments are denying us.

        Horror stories are unfolding as we speak.

        We cannot get to the place of assembly because this morning the gov, have ordered the trains (mode of necessary transport) NOT to STOP at several stations…..
        and the police force is used by the gov. to abuse the people.

        We need to contact as many police as possible to ask for their protection …. (while i hold on to a large Crucifix facing the crowd) and also pass on to them and others the video made by a policeman’s wife – who is just perfect in her address to us all….

        Let us pray that we, the people, start to SEE JUDGE and ACT to do out part to stop the evil that confront our Families world wide….like our Saviour did then and still can do now by the power of His Holy Spirit if and when we participate.
        Viva Fratello Alexis!!!

        Very Concerned Families Network
        The Christ-like Way!
        Friends of ethical, moral science & legislations in all matters re. Church & State Governments’ Population Policy.

        Ah! The Mystery of Life!!!

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