Ireland prepares for the Jesuit Pope amongst fierce criticism


Article by Leo Zagami


The World Meeting of Families Congress is a gathering of the Roman Catholic Church that has occurred every three years since 1994. Pope Francis will be traveling to Ireland to take part in the World Meeting of Families 2018, in Dublin, from 21-26 August 2018. The last pontiff to visit the Republic of Ireland was Pope John Paul II, who drew crowds of over 2.5 million. That’s more than half the population of Ireland back in 1979. The director of the Holy See Press Office confirmed to the BBC that the Pope’s schedule would not include a visit to neighboring Northern Ireland.


The main reason for this strange decision has been apparently the recent clerical sex abuse allegations against deceased priest Fr Malachy Finegan. In October 2017, the Diocese of Dromore settled the “biggest ever pay-out in a historical abuse case in Northern Ireland” over claims that Fr Malachy Finnegan, who was head of the college between 1976 and 1987, sexually abused a pupil. Finnegan, who died in 2002, was the subject of twelve abuse allegations made between 1994 and 2016. Pedophile priest Malachy Finnegan, who has been linked to a string of child abuse allegations, understood to have taken place at St Colman’s College in Newry, and later in the parish of Clonduff in Co Down, never saw any evil in his actions and died unrepented. This was made very clear by Finnegan  himself during his time at the Stroud treatment center for sex offenders in England back in 1995.


The BBC program, Spotlight, that aired last February, raised many questions about how the diocese of Dromore, which includes parishes in counties Antrim and Armagh, but covers much of Co Down, handled child sex abuse allegations against Finnegan.  The program included interviews with three men abused by Finnegan as children.

However, in the Republic of Ireland, from beginning of the 1990s, a series of criminal cases and Irish government enquiries established that hundreds of priests had abused thousands of children over decades and they are still finding children’s bodies in unmarked mass graves arranged by Catholic Church officials.


In March 2002, a BBC documentary, entitled Suing the Pope, highlighted the Irish case of Seán Fortune, one of the most notorious clerical sex offenders. The film followed Colm O’Gorman as he investigated the shocking story of how Fortune was allowed to abuse him and countless other teenage boys, but unlike the Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States, only a limited number of criminal convictions have  involved the Irish clergy.


In March 2010, Pope Benedict XVI even wrote a pastoral letter of apology for all of the abuse that had been carried out by Catholic clergy in Ireland, and began an official investigation. The church truly brutalized Ireland, and the Irish people have a right to protest against the Pope’s visit, but will they? Pope Francis will attend the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday, 25th of August and celebrate an open air Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday, the 26th of August. Pope Francis’ visit  is indeed bringing controversy and pain to Irish Catholics and others, as they prepare to welcome the Jesuit Pope and thousands of devote Catholic families from all over the world to Ireland for this important event in the calendar of the Church and their hierarchy.




Leo Zagami is a regular contributor to Infowars and the author of the new book Confessions of an Illuminati Volume 5: The Decline of the West and the Rise of Satanism in our Society 


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