The Manufacture of Francis of Assisi
By Greg Szymanski, JD
Dec 15, 2010
The best theatre in the world goes on for daily public viewing inside the Vatican and outside at St. Peter’s Square.
It should be called the “Theatre of the Absurd”, but instead a billion strong believe everything the Vatican says hook, line and sinker.
And if the truth be known that the Vatican is built on a million lies, as Louis Armstrong would say, what a wonderful world it would be!
One of the biggest theatrical sideshows the Vatican likes to put on is when it decides to canonize a saint. Nowhere does the Bible authorize making pagan gods or saints out of mere mortals.
Notwithstanding, of course, the Bible has been the Devil’s playground, as well.
But, like Hollywood, anything is possible at the Vatican and with interpreting Bible verses.
And if you are a Cardinal or Pope making or manufacturing a saint is as easy as waving a magic wand for the Holy See producers and directors, seeing they are well-versed in creating big shows like phony mother Mary apparitions and other staged miracles which makes Hollywood look like a two-bit Mid Western circus operation.
While the “holiness” of some Catholic Saints may be questionable—particularly Popes of the Roman Cult—one saint stands out above all others as a beacon of sanctity- St Francis of Assisi. He is without question the most popular saint of the Middle Ages and arguably the most revered for the past 1,000 years. In fact, it is believed by hundreds of millions that St Francis is “most like Jesus Christ” in his denial of wealth and status, his devotion to the poor and his miraculous stigmata—the bestowing of the physical wounds of Christ (holes through the hands and pierced side)—the “Roman Christ”. So what could be suspicious about the accuracy of these stories concerning the life of the founder of the 13th Century Catholic Order of Priests known as the Friars Minor, the Friari, or simply the Franciscans?
Putting aside the fact that from the 13th to the 16th centuries the Franciscans were one of the wealthiest, most powerful and success entities in the known world—with offices in all major ports, education facilities in major cities, factories and land holdings across the world, particularly the “new world” and thousands of priests serving as navigators and military chaplains in Catholic armies.
Putting aside the fact that the first landholdings “owned” by the Franciscans was some of the most prime real estate in all of Venice such as part of St Mark’s Square—in the lifetime of Francis—equivalent to owning a big chunk of Manhattan Island today.
Putting aside the incredible connections to Francis and the Venetians, including the very fabric that brought the Vatican closer together with the Venetian Doge (Chief) and the foundation of the English Merchant-Military Navy.
The truth is that the Vatican has been in charge of the PR of its “greatest saint” for 800 years. Therefore, isn’t it remotely possible, that some of the stories have been embellished over time, like any eager group seeking to make their hero look even greater—the stigmata perhaps? The true origins of the birth and family of Francis himself perhaps.
Listed below then is a brief revised history researched into Francis of Assisi that reveals why he remains so important in the history and founding of the Roman Cult—the people that control us today as the Vatican led New World Order and that why so long as people believe the stories of St Francis, another part of the truth and real history of the world remains hidden.
The 1st Christian Doge of Venice
Giovanni Bernadone Morosini (Moriconi) (aka Francis of Assisi and aka Marino Morosini) was born in Paris as one of several children to powerful Jewish Sephardic Venetian trader/banker Pietro Bernadone Moriconi and Pica de Bourlemont from France.
The name “Francis” is a nickname and was never his proper name–simply meaning “Frenchman” — on account of his birth in Paris. Similarly, “Assisi” is a deliberate corruption of the ancient word for the location Ascesi meaning “(he) has ascended”. Therefore the fuller nickname “Francis of Assisi” properly translates to “the Ascended Frenchman”.
Contrary to revised history, the Venetians had not yet seen any compelling reason to convert to Christianity until this period, so Giovanni was almost certainly Jewish. By the end of the 12th century, the Morosini family banking and trading empire in wool, fine cloth, salt and grain stretched from England to Constantinople. However, events leading up to the Treaty of Venice and the expulsion of Venetians from France in 1182 and Byzantine in the same year which ruined the family fortunes.
His father Pietro Bernadone Morosini placed his infant son and family under protection in Pisa, while he returned to Venice to confront the disastrous reign of Doge Vital II Michiel. For unknown reasons, the family felt compelled to leave Pisa and head inland to the region of Ascesi (now called Assisi) where they lived for a few short years.
By 1187, the Beneventian AntiPope Gregory VIII had been thrown from power into exile and the Morosini family moved to a newly commissioned Palazzo Morosini (Moriconi) at Lucca, which remained a seat of power for the family for the next two hundred years. There, Giovanni and the family were tutored in languages, finance and Venetian treaties law (the basis of modern maritime and commercial law).
Yet from an early age it is consistently reported that Giovanni desired to be a troubadour, a military knight rather than follow in the footsteps of his ancient Jewish Sephardic ancestors as traders and financiers. The Venetian longhi prided themselves in being “above” the war and misery they funded and for any son of a Morosini to seek such a “lowly profession” would have been a bitter disappointment to Pietro Bernadone Morosini.
Upon Pierleoni descendent AntiPope Innocent III coming to power in 1198, Giovanni was resolved to join the call to arms by Innocent III and pursue his military career –which would necessarily require him to convert (at least nominally) to christianity. This event is almost certainly the true historic context of the famous curse of disinheritance uttered by his father to Giovanni.
Giovanni left Lucca no later than 1201 and headed north-east towards the lands of famous Italian general Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat. While it it not known if he ever got to Montferrat, it is clear that his noble and powerful heritage was recognized and he was captured, imprisoned (presumably for ransom) and released within a year, suffering some kind of sickness.
Undeterred, no sooner had Giovanni returned to Lucca and recovered than he set off again by 1204, this time south with escort towards Rome. There, he met AntiPope Innocent III for the first time- a descendent of the Jewish Urseoli/Pierlioni meeting a descendent of his sworn enemy the Jewish Morosini.
While nothing concrete emerged from this first meeting, it is clear (given Giovanni was not executed) that Innocent III believed the conviction of this ancient enemy of his ancestors and it is probably Innocent that baptized Giovanni as a Christian. Giovanni left with new found conviction that he would find a way to become a great military general and avenge the disgrace of his family at the hands of the French and Byzantines. In the same year, the Venetians co-operated with the Roman Cult and the English to transport their troops safely by sea to succeed in the naval assault of Constantinople in April 1204 to the forces of Innocent.
Four years later in 1209, 28 year old Giovanni Bernadone Morosini (Moriconi) returned to see Innocent III with his supporters and a plan. He (Giovanni) would do what no one else had done– he would convert Venice to christianity and bind its loyalty to the Rome (Roman Cult). While Innocent almost certainly didn’t believe such an audacious plan was possible, he gave Giovanni his blessing.
Giovanni then set out to Venice by 1210 to meet with Doge Pietro Ziani (1205-1229). As a Morosini, Giovanni probably resided at the family Palazzo Morosini whilst in Venice and met with Pietro Zani.
The proposition to his fellow Venetian was simple–so long as Venice attempted to be neutral between the wars of Christians vs Christian and Christian vs Muslim, Venice would continue to face imminent danger. But if Venice supported the Urseoli (Pierleoni) descendents and their Roman Cult in holding power from Rome, its future could be assured, so long as the Roman Cult held control of the Catholic Church.
Giovanni then proposed that the Doge and the longhi grant permission to found a christian academy of priest-navigators both loyal to Venice and to Rome that the Roman Cult would then enforce as a religious edict for all Christian nations. Thus, the church would help enforce the monopoly of Venice in controlling of shipping and navigation, in exchange for the loyalty and profit share with Venice.
While Doge Pietro Zani probably did not believe such an audacious plan was possible, he agreed to grant him the future site of St Mark’s Basilica next to the Doge’s Palace as well as the site of San Francesco della Vigna, near St Mark’s Square as the first Franciscan Monastery and Finance/Navigators school.
Using his newly replenished family fortune (thanks in large part to the raid on Constantinople), construction began almost immediately on the immense Basilica as the future site for the remains of St Mark, stolen from Alexandria.
Giovanni then left Venice to Spain and England to recruit the best navigators he could find for his new school and religious order in Venice.
In 1215, Giovanni returned to Rome to attend the Fourth Lateran Council. In 1216 Innocent III died and was succeeded by his son Honorius III who took a keen interest in the plans of Giovanni. By no later than 1219, he assigned some of his top advisors as protectors and oversight on the progress of the Friars Minor.
Similarly, the Venetians contined their keen interest in the success of their joint-venture with the Roman Cult, the creation of the Holy See – a monopoly of trade across the known world, by controlling the very tools of trade, navigation knowledge, maps, charts as well as ships.
The first partnership between the Venetian Friars Minor Order was with England, the Venetians and the Papacy which saw huge knowledge of all manner of technology such as ship building, metals, education and military skills to England thanks to “Francis of Assisi”.
Such was the success of the actions of Giovanni (Francis) that in 1249 he became the first Christian Doge of Venice (1249-1253). It is why later forgers of the Roman Cult saw it important to sever all possibility of “St Francis” the Moroconi/Morisini also being the Doge “Marino” (Mariner, or of the sea) Morosini in 1249-1253.
The Legal formation of the Holy See- Sedes Sacrorum (SS) Merchant Corporation
In his first year in office, works on St Mark’s Basilica was expanded and the very first Bucentaur (state galley) was constructed. Doge Giovanni then called upon AntiPope Innocent IV (1243-1254) to give him is papal ring–his symbol of authority.
Then in 1250 upon the Bucentaur, Doge Giovanni (St Francis) and Innocent IV went off into the sea near St Mark’s Square’s square and Doge St Francis threw the Papal Ring into the sea during a formal Roman Cult religious ceremony at which point St Francis was the first to ever usher “Desponsamus te, mare, in signum veri perpetuique domini” We wed thee, sea, in the sign of the true and everlasting Lord”) declared Venice and the (Holy) sea to be indissolubly one–thus the Holy See was first born as the first “fully christian” joint business venture between the Roman Cult, the Venetians and the Crown of England.
With the aid of the Venetian trained Franciscans, Pope Innocent IV promoted new centres of learning in Rome attracting the very best and most talented such as Thomas Acquinas. It was under Thomas Acquinas that the Roman Cult developed its most potent weapons for fighting to dominate the world in the form of legal words, legal forgeries and the concepts of law and justice.
The Venetians had the most sophisticated of all legal systems in its maritime edicts, passed down from Doge to Doge into a consolidated codex since the end of the 10th century. This was consolidated into Admiralty Law, the law of ownership and debt–the law of money, land, sea and property. Thus using the Venetian maritime laws as the skeleton, Aquinas weaved a new set of laws given to the Crown Corporation of England called the Admiralty laws which considered all non titled living men and women to be human (animals) represented by an upper case persona (fictional character) which deemed them the legal property of the crown to be treated in the same manner as “vessels”.
By the time of the death of Giovanni Bernadone Morosini (Moriconi) in 1253, he had indeed fulfilled his audacious promise. The Holy See was born–the joint venture between Venice, England and the Roman Cult. The name of his family and their fortune restored and forever remembered as a great general–the greatest saint of the Roman Cult.
To protect the memory of this most important and revered servant of both Venice and the Roman Cult, Giovanni renamed Francis (the Frenchman) was promoted as a saint soon after his death. Then during the 15th and 16th Century, the Roman Cult went to the extraordinary length of claiming that he underwent the same miraculous signs of Jesus Christ himself in the form of the Stigmata.
In spite of the science and logic defying nature of such myths, the fairy tales created over two hundred years after his death about Giovanni (aka Francis of Assisi) persist today.