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The Scandals and Heresies of John Paul I


On April 13, 1968, Luciani talked to the people of Vittorio Veneto about this issue of birth control.13 Luciani made the following observations:

“It is easier today, given the confusion caused by the press, to find married persons who do not believe that they are sinning. If this should happen it may be opportune, under the usual conditions, not to disturb them

“Let us pray that the Lord may help the pope to resolve this question [whether Catholics should be able to use artificial birth control]. There has never perhaps been such a difficult question for the Church – both for the intrinsic difficulties and for the numerous implications affecting other problems, and for the acute way in which it is felt by the vast mass of the people.”14

When Albino Luciani became “Patriarch” of Venice, his personal secretary was Father Mario Senigaglia. Senigaglia discussed with Luciani (with whom he had developed an almost father- son relationship) different moral cases involving parishioners. Luciani always approved the liberal view that Senigaglia took. Senigaglia said: “He was a very understanding man. Very many times I would hear him say to couples, ‘We have made of sex the only sin, when in fact it is linked to human weakness and frailty and is therefore perhaps the least of sins.’”15

Senigaglia confirmed that Luciani’s personal view on divorce would have surprised his critics: “He could and did accept divorcees. He also easily accepted others who were living in what the Church calls ‘sin.’”16

He was also a promoter of false ecumenism. “During his nine years there [as “Patriarch” of Venice] he hosted five ecumenical conferences, including the meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission which introduced an agreed statement on authority in 1976…”17


Luciani: “A gradual, controlled, and universal disarmament is possible only if an international organization with more efficient powers and possibilities for sanctions than the present United Nations comes into being…”18


Quoting Gandhi, Luciani said: “I admire Christ but not Christians. 1976, Luciani made the following statement:


In an Easter sermon in

“Thus Christian morality adopted the theory of the just war; thus the Church allowed the legalization of prostitution (even in the Papal States), while obviously it remained forbidden on a moral level.”20

It is a blasphemy to assert that the Catholic Church would allow the legalization of prostitution.

As Patriarch of Venice, on December 24, 1977, Albino Luciani stated the following about the French Revolution: “…the intentions of those who had kindled insurrection and revolution at the beginning had been very good ones, and the slogan proclaimed was ‘Liberty, Fraternity, Equality.’”21

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