Two Italian Journalists Assaulted by Vatican Bodyguards at Bertone Event

    FORT ERIE, ON, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Two Italian journalists, whose research
leads them to conclude that there is still a part of the Third Secret yet to
be released, were physically assaulted at a recent event conducted by Vatican
Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone to promote his book L'Ultima Veggente di
Fatima (The Last Seer of Fatima).
    Dr. Antonio Socci, author of The Fourth Secret of Fatima, and Dr. Solideo
Paolini, author of Do Not Despise Prophecy, were at the September 21 event at
the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, which was attended by government
dignitaries, bankers, Vatican prelates and members of the Press.
    As Dr. Socci is a well-known journalist and television personality, his
book caused quite a stir in Italy and around the world. Cardinal Bertone's The
Last Seer of Fatima was an attempt, albeit an unsuccessful one, to disprove
the main thesis of Socci's book. Apart from many indicators that the entire
Third Secret was not revealed, Socci's book contains the testimony of
Archbishop Capovilla, the personal secretary of Pope John XXIII who admitted
to Dr. Solideo Paolini that there were indeed two texts of the Third Secret.
    Shortly before the event started, inside the auditorium, Socci had asked
Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Vatican Press Office, for permission
to speak with Cardinal Bertone. Father Lombardi refused, insisting that the
Cardinal will take no questions. Socci and Paolini then went to the entrance
of the "Aula Magna" (the "large auditorium" of the University) in the hope of
speaking with the Cardinal when he arrived. Upon seeing Dr. Socci, Cardinal
Bertone darted to a side entrance to avoid Socci's questions.
    Vatican bodyguards immediately descended upon Dr. Socci demanding that he
stop speaking to reporters and ordering him to leave. When Socci responded,
explaining that he was simply a journalist who had a right to be there, they
began pushing and shoving him.
    "It is outrageous," Socci was quoted in Il Corriere della Serra, "I only
wanted to ask a minute question and have a quick answer: yes or no. But
Cardinal Bertone, having been notified of my presence, went out a service door
and entered directly into the conference hall. It was a strange tactic that
caused all the witnesses to laugh (at Bertone)."
    "After that", Dr. Socci continued, "three Vatican bodyguards pushed me
outside the premises saying that I could not be interviewed there. A
ridiculous scene which shocked all of my colleagues who were present, and it
also stunned me since I am a strong defender of the Vatican".
    Solideo Paolini, who was with Socci, likewise suffered brutal treatment
from Vatican bodyguards who wrestled his cell phone from him, bruising his
hand in the process.
    Dr. Paolini has a recording of Archbishop Capovilla admitting that there
are indeed two different texts of the Third Secret. Dr. Socci was playing the
recording for newspapermen when the bodyguards forced him off the property.
    The Italian newspaper Il Giornale reported, "To the journalists there,
Socci played a recording with the voice of Capovilla who on June 21, 2007,
said 'There was something else, apart from the four pages, an attachment,
yes.' Words that would strengthen the theory of the existence of a second
sheet of paper with the interpretation of the Secret."
    Catholic Family News editor John Vennari said: "Bertone's flight from
Socci and Paolini, his refusal to answer honest questions, and the brutal
treatment these two journalists received by Vatican Security cannot but add to
the conviction that Bertone has something to hide regarding the Third Secret's
full disclosure."

    For additional information on this important and highly controversial
topic, including the probable reasoning behind the Vatican's aggressive
handling of Dr. Socci and Dr. Paolini and how it relates to the highly
contentious status of the Third Secret of Fatima, see "Bertone's Cover-up of
Third Secret Continues to Unravel".

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