Friday, 9 August 2013

The Pope's 11 July 2013 Decree - Comes Into Effect 1 September 2013

This article now has an "update" of what's REALLY going on with this "Apostolic Letter".

For some VERY INTERESTING twists to this story, please go to the following link:

9 August 2013 Article: The Pope's 11 July 2013 Decree - Comes Into Effect 1 September 2013

The first item in this post is an edited version of what D. posted on "Removing The Shackles" blog on Thursday, 25 July 2013. This message was sent from a friend to Heather, which she then forwarded to D. A question is posed by D:  Is the Pope's decree about to cause mass resignations? Already announced are:

(1) Ben Bernanke is resigning the Federal Reserve effective September 1, 2013.
(2) One of the Federal Reserve Governors has resigned effective September 1, 2013.
(3) Janet Napolitano (Homeland Security) has resigned effective September 1, 2013.

In a nutshell:

The Most Holy Francis issued an Apostolic Letter on July 11 and effective 1 September 2013 that effectively strips away the immunity of all judges, attorneys, government officials and all entities established under the Roman Curia. Note: All corporations are established under the Roman Curia. All of these "persons" can now be held accountable for war crimes, crimes against humanity, for the unlawful restrictions of the liberties of the divine spirit incarnate (note: divine spirit embodies humanity); and for failure to settle the accounts and for continued prosecution of claims already settled, and so on...



In our times, the common good is increasingly threatened by transnational organized crime, the improper use of the markets and of the economy, as well as by terrorism.

It is therefore necessary for the international community to adopt adequate legal instruments to prevent and counter criminal activities, by promoting international judicial cooperation on criminal matters.

In ratifying numerous international conventions in these areas, and acting also on behalf of Vatican City State, the Holy See has constantly maintained that such agreements are effective means to prevent criminal activities that threaten human dignity, the common good and peace.
With a view to renewing the Apostolic See’s commitment to cooperate to these ends, by means of this Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio, I establish that:

1. The competent Judicial Authorities of Vatican City State shall also exercise penal jurisdiction over:
a) crimes committed against the security, the fundamental interests or the patrimony of the Holy See;
b) crimes referred to:
- in Vatican City State Law No. VIII, of 11 July 2013, containing Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters; 
- in Vatican City State Law No. IX, of 11 July 2013, containing Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code; 
when such crimes are committed by the persons referred to in paragraph 3 below, in the exercise of their functions;
c) any other crime whose prosecution is required by an international agreement ratified by the Holy See, if the perpetrator is physically present in the territory of Vatican City State and has not been extradited.
2. The crimes referred to in paragraph 1 are to be judged pursuant to the criminal law in force in Vatican City State at the time of their commission, without prejudice to the general principles of the legal system on the temporal application of criminal laws.

3. For the purposes of Vatican criminal law, the following persons are deemed “public officials”:
a) members, officials and personnel of the various organs of the Roman Curia and of the Institutions connected to it. 
b) papal legates and diplomatic personnel of the Holy See. 
c) those persons who serve as representatives, managers or directors, as well as persons who even de facto manage or exercise control over the entities directly dependent on the Holy See and listed in the registry of canonical juridical persons kept by the Governorate of Vatican City State; 
d) any other person holding an administrative or judicial mandate in the Holy See, permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid, irrespective of that person’s seniority.
4. The jurisdiction referred to in paragraph 1 comprises also the administrative liability of juridical persons arising from crimes, as regulated by Vatican City State laws.

5. When the same matters are prosecuted in other States, the provisions in force in Vatican City State on concurrent jurisdiction shall apply.

6. The content of article 23 of Law No. CXIX of 21 November 1987, which approves the Judicial Order of Vatican City State remains in force.

This I decide and establish, anything to the contrary notwithstanding.

I establish that this Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio will be promulgated by its publication in L’Osservatore Romano, entering into force on 1 September 2013.

Given in Rome, at the Apostolic Palace, on 11 July 2013, the first of my Pontificate.


© Copyright - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

See also:
11 July Apostolic Letter
8 August Press Release 

Press release on new Motu proprio
2013-08-08 Vatican Radio

The Holy See Press Office has released a communiqué on the new Motu proprio of Pope Francis concerning “the prevention and countering of money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”

Below, please find the full text of the Holy See Press Office communiqué:


1. Today the Holy Father Francis has issued a Motu Proprio for:
  • the prevention and countering of money laundering, 
  • the financing of terrorism and 
  • the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

2. Pursuant to the steps already taken by Benedict XVI in this area with the Motu Proprio of 30 December 2010 for preventing and countering illegal activities in the areas of finance and currency, today’s Motu Proprio reaffirms the Holy See’s commitment to the goal of:
  • preventing and countering money laundering, 
  • the financing of terrorism and 
  • the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

3. In particular, the present Motu Proprio:

- broadens the application of the relevant Vatican laws to the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia and to other institutes and entities dependent on the Holy See, as well as to non-profit organizations enjoying juridical personality in canon law and based in the Vatican City State.

- strengthens the supervisory and regulatory function of the Financial Information Authority;

- establishes the function of prudential supervision over entities habitually engaged in financial activities, in response to a recommendation of the MONEYVAL Committee of the Council of Europe, and assigns that function to the Financial Information Authority;

- establishes the Financial Security Committee, whose Statutes are appended to the Motu Proprio, for the purpose of coordinating the competent authorities of the Holy See and the Vatican City State in the area of prevention and countering of money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

From the Vatican, 8 August 2013

Wednesday, June 26th 2013 - 16:02 UTC

Francis names special commission to review activities of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank
Pope Francis has set up a special commission to review the activities of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank to ensure that it operated in “harmony” with the mission of the Catholic Church, the Vatican confirmed.  

The appointment of the five-member panel, which includes four prelates and a woman Harvard professor, is the boldest move yet by Francis to get to grips with a bank that embarrassed the church for decades.

The Institute for Works of Religion (IOR) as the bank is formally known, has long been tarnished by accusations that it has failed to meet international transparency standards intended to combat money laundering and tax evasion.

The Vatican said in a statement the commission would enable Francis “to know better the judicial position and the activities of the Institute to allow an improved harmonization with the mission of the universal church”.

It said the commission would have full powers to obtain all documentation and data necessary although the powers of existing regulators would not be affected.

Pope Francis has laid great emphasis on removing an image of privilege from Church operations and IOR's new president Ernst von Freyberg has begun a review of all its accounts and activities.

Italian magistrates are investigating the bank on suspicion of money laundering, a charge the bank denies.

In the eighties IOR was involved in a series of complicated financial operations with other banks (Banco Ambrosiano one of them) and mafia related organizations which ended with the Vatican institution bankrupt and Carlos Calvi called “God’s banker” hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London, which Scotland Yard catalogued as suicide.

At the time the IOR was managed by US Archbishop Paul Marcinkus.

... And another point of view that came across my path today from Kevin Annett, 2 September 2013:

An Irreverent Critique of the "Apostolic Letter"

Published on Aug 30, 2013
by infiniLor

Would You Trust Al Capone to Police Himself? Kevin Annett unmasks the latest papal deception known as the Apostolic Letter, which co-opts and nullifies the applicability of international law to the catholic church, and criminalizes critics and whistle blowers within the church. Pope Francis is safeguarding the church's criminal regime of child trafficking, rape and coverup under the guise of "reform". Issued August 30, 2013.

For much more from Kevin, please go to:

1 comment:

StopDemockery said...

It's time the uber-rich perverts in skirts were put in their place. The church doesn't own Humanity nor the Earth, regardless of their fanciful documents. And, it has no right to dictate morality, justice or law to Humanity. Humanity is now free from Cannon Rule in accordance with the superior One People's Public Trust.