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Re: Knights Templar heirs in legal battle with the Pope

Aug 05, 2008 07:39 PM
by Richard Semock

If the Hague can try Radovan, they can try the Church in the court 
next door. It was obviously a ripoff by the Church that should be 
attoned for, karma must be balanced.

--- In, "Morten Nymann Olesen" <global-
theosophy@...> wrote:
> To all readers
> I thought the following might be of interest to some of you...
> - August 4th, 2008
> "Knights Templar heirs in legal battle with the Pope
> The heirs of the Knights Templar have launched a legal battle in 
Spain to force the Pope to restore the reputation of the disgraced 
order which was accused of heresy and dissolved seven centuries ago."
> "The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ, 
whose members claim to be descended from the legendary crusaders, 
have filed a lawsuit against Benedict XVI calling for him to 
recognise the seizure of assets worth 100 billion euros (£79 billion).
> They claim that when the order was dissolved by his predecessor 
Pope Clement V in 1307, more than 9,000 properties as well as 
countless pastures, mills and other commercial ventures belonging to 
the knights were appropriated by the church.
> But their motive is not to reclaim damages only to restore 
the "good name" of the Knights Templar.
> "We are not trying to cause the economic collapse of the Roman 
Catholic Church, but to illustrate to the court the magnitude of the 
plot against our Order," said a statement issued by the self-
proclaimed modern day knights. 
> The Templars was a powerful secretive group of warrior monks 
founded by French knight Hugues de Payens after the First Crusade of 
1099 to protect pilgrims en route to Jerusalem.
> They amassed enormous wealth and helped to finance wars waged by 
European monarchs, but spectacularly fell from grace after the 
Muslims reconquered the Holy Land in 1244 and rumours surfaced of 
their heretic practices."
> M. Sufilight
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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