Catholic Church Is Infiltrated by Globalists: Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano

By Ella Kietlinska
Ella Kietlinska
Ella Kietlinska
Ella Kietlinska is a reporter for The Epoch Times focusing on U.S. and world politics.
January 8, 2021Updated: January 11, 2021

“There is a group of conspirators who have worked and still work in the heart of the church” for the interests of the globalist elite, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano told “War Room.” He called this group the deep church and explained that their goal is to demolish the papacy and secure power.

“Most of them are identifiable, but the most dangerous are those who do not expose themselves, those whom the newspaper never mentions,” Vigano explained in an interview (pdf) with Steve Bannon, host of “War Room.”

The deep church has also cooperated with the “deep state” in America and their contacts were facilitated in the 1990s by a former American cardinal carrying out political missions in China on behalf of the U.S. administration, said Vigano, a former Vatican ambassador to the United States. The deep state is a term some use to reflect the belief that there are influential people behind the scenes controlling government policy.

Vigano believes that the agreement on the appointment of bishops in China between the Vatican and the Chinese regime that, in his words, “deprived Chinese Catholics of the indefectible defense that the Papacy had always been for them,” is an act of complicity of the deep church with the Chinese communist regime allied to the global deep state.

“Up until the papacy of Benedict XVI, the papacy had not made any agreements with the Beijing dictatorship, and the Roman Pontiff retained the exclusive right to appoint bishops and govern dioceses,” the archbishop continued.

The Vatican and China entered into an unpublished agreement in 2018 which gave the Chinese regime the authority to appoint bishops and granted the Pope the right to veto its appointments, according to a 2019 report (pdf) of the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The agreement was extended in October 2020 for another two years.

“The dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] is allied to the global deep state on the one hand so that together they can attain the goals that they have in common.” On the other hand, the deep state’s plans for the Great Reset are an opportunity for the CCP to increase the economic power of China in the world, beginning with the invasion of national markets, Vigano said.

“China is pursuing a domestic plan to restore the Maoist tyranny, which requires the cancellation of religions (primarily the Catholic religion), replacing them with a religion of the state which definitely has many elements in common with the universal religion desired by globalist ideology,” Vigano continued.

“We find ourselves faced with an infamous betrayal of the mission of the church of Christ, carried out by her highest leaders in open conflict with those members of the Chinese Catholic underground hierarchy who have remained faithful to our lord and to his church,” Vigano said.

Vigano praised Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, who advocated against the Vatican-China deal calling the cardinal “an eminent confessor of the faith.”

Before the agreement extension, Zen traveled to the Vatican with plans to meet with the Pope to update him on the situation in Hong Kong and the Catholic Church in China. However, Zen was not granted an audience with Pope Francis.

“The idea of striking accords with Beijing is insane,” Zen told Daily Compass about the Vatican-China deal. “It’s like trying to make a pact with the devil.”

Globalism Versus Nationalism

Vigano criticized the European Union for its recent business investment deal with the Chinese communist regime known for systematic violations of human rights and violent repression against dissent. As a part of the deal concluded at the end of December the Chinese regime made commitments to improve market access for EU investors.

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China’s President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands to Founder and Executive Chairperson of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab (L) prior to delivering a speech during the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini /AFP via Getty Images)

In January 2017 at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, Chinese Communist Party’s General Secretary, Xi Jinping gave a speech which was lauded by all attendees, Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and host of “War Room” told The Epoch Times.

The meeting in Davos is “the most elitist gathering of the world’s financial business and political and cultural community that exists,” he said.

In his speech, Xi touted the globalization projects and China’s role as the railhead of them, seeing other countries as “all kinds of tributary states” and telling the audience the projects will allow them “to make more money than ever,” Bannon said.

However Xi foresaw one problem which could hamper those projects: populist nationalism, Bannon said. “All the unwashed masses who are not trained or not elites like [the audience] want to have a say,” Bannon said, explaining Xi’s reasoning.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Three days later President Donald Trump gave his famous American carnage speech at his inaugural ceremony. His speech was at its heart the concept of a sovereign nation-state, “a defense of the nation-state, a nation-state as a unit, that man can get the most freedom in a very imperfect world, [man] can have the most freedom possible,” Bannon said describing Trump’s vision presented in the speech as a nationalist project.

Every person participating in the annual WEF meeting in Davos knows all about the concentration camps for Uyghurs, persecution of house Christians, forced organ harvesting, the suppression of the underground Catholic church, the suppression and the torture of the Falun Gong, and the democracy movement, and the situation in Hong Kong—they have perfect information on everything and they don’t care, he said.

The Chinese business model is based on the slave labor of the people of China, who are underpaid and forced to work incredible hours in factories, Bannon said.

“The slave labor of China goes throughout the world as export and allows the world’s workers whether they’re in India, or Western Europe or the United States to never get pay raises. This was the miracle of Donald Trump to actually get blue-collar workers to pay raises,” Bannon said.

These two speeches represent “two diametrically opposed ways that the world should be organized. One is based upon hundreds of years of freedom as imperfect as it’s been, right, versus a totalitarian,” Bannon said.

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President and Founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, during an interview with The Associated Press in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 15, 2017. (Michel Euler/AP Photo)

The Great Reset

The Great Reset is a concept to move from “shareholder capitalism” to “stakeholder capitalism,” using wealth taxes, regulation, and fiscal policies geared toward equality and sustainability, promoting more equitable outcomes, and using the Fourth Industrial Revolution to address health and social challenges, Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) explained on the organization’s website.

“Now is the time for a Great Reset,” Schwab, a Professor of Business Policy at the University of Geneva and a co-author of the book “The Great Reset,” announced on the WEF website in June 2020.

“The changes we have already seen in response to COVID-19 prove that a reset of our economic and social foundations is possible,” Schwab said.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will incorporate mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge to give governments “new technological powers to increase their control over populations, based on pervasive surveillance systems and the ability to control digital infrastructure,” Schwab wrote.

It will also pose challenges to people’s privacy because the tracking and sharing of information about people is a crucial part of the new connectivity, Schwab wrote. “The revolutions occurring in biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) … will compel us to redefine our moral and ethical boundaries,” Schwab added.

The Great Reset architects use the mainstream media as an indispensable ally to make people believe “that the radical changes they want to impose have been made necessary by a pandemic, by climate change, and by technological progress,” Vigano said.

Schwab wrote, “We must build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems,” to address crises caused by the pandemic, climate change, and social crisis.

“We must all become aware of how much the proponents of the New World Order and the Great Reset hate the inalienable values of our Greco-Christian civilization, such as religion, the family, respect for life and the inviolable rights of the human person, and national sovereignty,” the archbishop said.

Joshua Phillip and Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.