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The Military Link to the New Vatican Bank Chief Ernst von Freyberg (with comment by The Unhived Mind)

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February 16, 2013 12:25 am TheUnhivedMind 2 Comments

Vatican bank boss’s ‘military link’

The new Vatican bank chief appointed by Pope Benedict XVI is also chairman of a shipbuilder making warships


The new Vatican bank chief appointed by Pope Benedict XVI is also chairman of a shipbuilder making warships

The Vatican has been drawn into a new controversy after acknowledging that its bank’s new president is also chairman of a shipbuilder making warships – a significant conflict for an institution that has long shunned ties to military manufacturing.

The Vatican announced to great fanfare that Pope Benedict XVI had signed off on one of the last major appointments of his papacy, approving Ernst von Freyberg as president of the Vatican’s bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works.

The Vatican spokesman was caught off-guard, though, when a journalist noted that the German shipbuilder von Freyberg chairs, Blohm + Voss, is known for its military ship construction.

The Rev Federico Lombardi defended the selection. He later issued a statement saying von Freyberg chairs a civilian branch of Blohm + Voss, which repairs and transforms cruise ships and builds yachts – but that the company is part of a consortium that is building four frigates for the German navy.

The Vatican and its bank have deep-rooted traditions of steering clear of investments in companies that manufacture weapons or contraceptives, in line with Catholic Church teaching.

Michael Brasse, spokesman for Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, said that von Freyberg is chairman of the executive board of Blohm + Voss Shipyards, a unit that concentrates on building civilian ships.

But before Blohm + Voss Shipyards and other non-military units of Blohm + Voss were sold in 2011 to Star Capital Partners, its military shipbuilding unit, Blohm + Voss Naval, had contracted with the German Defence Ministry for four new frigates. Blohm + Voss Naval subcontracted the actual construction of those vessels to Blohm + Voss Shipyards.

Though Blohm + Voss Naval is now known as ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, and is entirely separate from the other Blohm + Voss units, the Shipyards unit is still constructing the frigates under the legacy contract.

After they are built, however, the company plans to concentrate entirely on non-military ships. Von Freyberg will remain its chairman while working for the Vatican. “The focus of the business is for yachts, and on the repair side for cruise ships or the offshore oil and gas industry,” Brasse said. Germany’s navy has contributed frigates and other ships to the EU’s anti-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa.

The revelation dominated what was supposed to have been the Vatican’s triumphant appointment of a new president for the bank after its last president, Italian banker Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, was fired nine months ago for incompetence.

MetalHeadViking on February 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm said:

UHM. I have two questions.

1. My friend is moving to Hong Kong on some work. Is it the Red Chinese that control Hong Kong? Or dose the City of London still do it?

2. I have noticed that the Socialist International has its base in the City of London. I have also noticed that almost all socialist leaders from my country have some (greater or lesser) ties to the City of London since Karl Marx. Does the City of London control European socialist and labour movements?

TheUnhivedMind on February 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm said:

The City of London controls the World under the Priesthood of Baal, no one is free from this Priesthood who have created and manipulated civilizations for centuries. China sings to the tune of the City of London Corporation. If China attacks mainland Britain rest assured it will not be the City of London unless The City wants a revamp as they have done in the past with the Fire of London and the Irish Republican Army bombing etc. China has been under the control of the City of London and The Worshipful Company of Mercers with their The Honourable East India Company onwards. Study the Jesuit connection to China by Eric Jon Phelps where he is speaking with someone else all on the subject. The City of London controls World finance through TheCityUK and the Middle East Association all for the Order of Malta, Opus Dei, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George. Hong Kong was a sweetheart deal over the Golden Triangle drugs trade run by The Worshipful Company of Apothecaries.

The masters are all in favour of socialism my friend as they move the global populace into a marxist dictatorship state ready for a so-called World of Peace era. There is nothing the City of London does not own or cannot get to own, they dominate the World as you see daily whether its invading Libya, Iraq and taking what they want or outright owning it all. This is the new Holy Roman Empire formed from the Congress of Vienna onwards.

-= The Unhived Mind