A Difficult 31 Years for the First Pope in Exile

In His Own Words . . .


About being unable to escape to the United States:

"I can't leave.  If I leave, they will kill me at any time."

[Source:  1988, www.papalrestoration.com].


Pope Gregory XVII was elected on October 26, 1958, at the Conclave held after the death of Pope Pius XII.  His election, acceptance, name, and Papacy were kept well hidden by the enemies of Holy Mother Church, already placed in the highest places.


To the world, His Holiness would only be known as Cardinal Archbishop Giuseppe (Joseph) Siri, of Genoa, Italy.


About Non-Priest Marcel Lefebvre:

Confidential Source:  I asked him [Pope Gregory XVII], "Is Lefebvre a mason?"  And He replied, "What do you think?"


3DD:  And what did you take that to mean?


Confidential Source:  Yes.  He was telling me yes, that Lefebvre was a mason.




About His Treatment at the Hand of His Captors:


Q:  What have been the difficult times in your life --?


A:  “I do not believe some things should be discussed publicly.  I have lived a very long life, and I have known men … and traitors.  But I have never revealed the names of the traitors.  I do not perform the work of the executioner.  I know, however, how much it costs to speak the truth.  They have not succeeded in making me ill, but they have succeeded in making me sad and depressed.  But Jeremiah had enough lamentations; there’s no need for me to add to them.” 

[Source:  30 Days Magazine, January 17, 1985.]




About the Present Situation in the Church:


"The present situation in the Church is one of the most grave in its history, for this time the challenge does not come from outer persecution, but from inner perversion [a series of antipopes who promote lies such as pro-sodomy,  abusive liturgical deformations, etc].  This is very grave.  But the gates of hell will not prevail."          

[Source:  p. 350, The New Montinian Church, by Rev. Joaquin Saenz y Arriaga].




 About Vatican II Council:


"It is the greatest mistake in history." 

[Source:  The Unelected Pope: Giuseppe Siri, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church(1993), by Benny Lai, pp. 296-297, from the Vatican journalist's last recorded conversation with Pope Gregory XVII].


What the Prophets Have Said About Giuseppe Siri's Papacy in Exile

This holy prelate held the keys of Saint Peter for 31 years, but, like Saint Peter, he was controlled like a prisoner and blocked from caring for the flock of Christ.

 "Thou art the Angelic Pastor of Rome, O benevolent doctor, O most indulgent father -- Hail, Gregory XVII, most Holy Father, necessary shepherd."

(Monk of Padua, 17th century).


"I wish the time were here when the Pope dressed in red [like a Cardinal] will reign.  I see the Apostles, not those of the past, but the apostles of the last times, and it seems to me, the Pope is among them."

(Anna Katarina Emmerich, 18th century).


"The Supreme Pastor [the True Pope] shall hold the keys of heaven but will be deprived of earthly kingdom."

(Brother Anthony of Aix-la-Chapelle, 18th century).


"Violent hands will be laid on the Supreme Head of the Catholic Church; bishops and priests will be persecuted, and schisms will be provoked, and confusion reign amid all classes. . . A general separation will be made.  The wheat shall be winnowed, and the floor swept. . . Christ says, He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who gathereth not with Me, scattereth . . . Although the tempests be terrible, and will turn many in their passage, nevertheless they cannot shake the rock whereon Christ has founded His Church:  "Portae inferi non prevalebunt." [The gates of hell shall not prevail (win)].

(Bishop George Michael Wittman, 18th century).


"The Church will sink still deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter, and the other Apostles to have expired.  After that she [the Church] will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters."

(Nicholas of Fluh, 14th century).

The First True Pope in Exile Arranges for His Successor

The joy is evident on the holy father as he arranges for his secret cardinals and conclave who will carry on the Church after him.

On June 16, 1988:

 Pope Gregory XVII (Cardinal Archbishop Giuseppe Siri of Genoa, Italy) is approached by a holy priest and the Holy Father realises that it is time to arrange for his Successor.  God has given him his sign.


After weeks of watching the Pope in Exile, and never being able to get him alone (the True Pope was always surrounded by more than one keeper), this priest follows him to Rome and there, after Mass, is able to obtain a private audience.


You can see from the secretary's reaction in the above photo, that he is having trouble controlling the situation, and stopping the private audience from occuring.


A small flash of light above the door seems to be pointing at the secretary.  Could it be from St. Michael the Archangel's sword blade? 


Secret meetings follow, others are invited, and plans for Papal Succession are made!


May 3, 1991:  In Rome, the Conclave is held by Pope Gregory XVII's hand-picked Cardinals.  This is two years after the Holy Father's death (May 2, 1989).  


Habemus Papam!  The Successor to the one true line of St. Peter is elected and takes the name Gregorius XVIII.  


May the Papal Restoration take place soon!


Roman Catholic Dogma Confirms Continuity of the Papacy

CANON 1825: Of anyone then says that it is not from the institution of Christ the Lord Himself, or by divine right that the blessed Peter has perpetual successors in the primacy over the universal Church, or that the Roman Pontiff is not the successor of blessed Peter in the same primacy, let him be anathema. (The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Imprimatur 1955, B. Herder Book Co.).

Prophecies Confirm the Perpetuity of the Papacy

St. John Bosco dreamed of this time of Pope Gregory XVIII's reign, when the sun will save us all from perishing. Notice the bright explosion in the sky as Pope Gregory XVIII guides the Church to safety.


“Thanks to an excellent work of the sun, the earth has nourished the devoted flock of a most holy shepherd – our very Holy Father Gregory XVIII, a priest altogether admirable.”

[Source:  The prophecies of Monk of Padua, 17th century, The Prophets and Our Times by Rev. G. Culleton, p. 174].


Pope Gregory XVIII is the “Flos Florum” of St Malachy's prophetical list of Popes until the end of time.  

–translation of Flos Florum:  Flower of Flowers

The Church refers to holy souls who have consecrated themselves to God and who live lives as religious as the flowers of the Church. 

The Successor of Pope Gregory XVII, who took the name Pope Gregory XVIII, out of respect for His Predecessor, is therefore prophesied to be the holiest of all consecrated souls on earth during his lifetime. 

From the prophecy of the Monk of Padua (above) we know that he is a priest at the time he is made Pope.]