The Pope of Rome in Mexico 2016: Why Now?

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In February 2016 the pope of Rome, Francis I, paid an official visit to Mexico, where he was greeted, as was to be expected in a Roman Catholic country in the very continent from which he himself hails, by jubilant, ecstatic crowds of his faithful followers. 

  But why Mexico?  Why now?

  Yes, Francis visited crime-ridden areas in Mexico, and did various other things while he was there.  But all this was window-dressing.  There was one major reason for the papal visit to Mexico at this time:

  The mass migration of illegal immigrants from Mexico into the United States.

  This is what it was all about.

  And he lost no time in getting straight to the point.  On the very first day of his six-day visit, he addressed the issue of immigration when he spoke to the Romish bishops of Mexico.  Showing that he was fully supportive of the flood of illegals pouring into the U.S. from Mexico, he told the bishops that he appreciated everything they were doing to confront what he called the “challenge of our age: migration.”  Yet this “challenge of our age” is a man-made one: specifically, a “challenge” deliberately created by the Roman Catholic hierarchies of Mexico and other Central and South American countries.

  But why?

  Here is the answer, from an article of mine entitled America’s Alien Invasion: the United States is Becoming Roman Catholic.[1]  I encourage the reader to go to our website and read the entire article for himself:

 “The United States of America is being undermined.  Like powerful moles burrowing underground and weakening the foundations of a house, or ants eating away inside the structures, an enemy is eating away at the very foundations and structures of American society.  This enemy is opposed to everything that America has stood for since its foundation.  This enemy is the Roman Catholic institution.

  “Ever since America began, the Vatican has desired to conquer it.  This is because it believes that the entire North American continent belongs to it by right, because it was ‘discovered’ by Roman Catholic European explorers.  As far back as 1493, just a year after America was ‘discovered’ by Columbus, the pope (who claims the whole earth for himself) granted the New World to the Spanish king, and stated: ‘We…do give, grant and assign to you, your heirs and successors… all the firm lands and islands found or to be found, discovered or to be discovered, towards the West and South, drawing a line from the Pole Arctic to the Pole Antarctic, that is, from the North to the South.’[2]

  “As far as the popes have been concerned, therefore, the United States of America, as with the rest of the Americas, belongs to them.  Through the centuries, one plan after another has been put in motion to bring about the desired goal of dominating and controlling the USA.  And one of the methods used, which in more recent times has become immensely successful as a long-range strategy that is now beginning to bear fruit, is immigration.  Specifically, illegal immigration…

  “For decades, illegal immigrants from Mexico, in particular, have been pouring into the United States, as well as from almost every Latin American country.  And once they are in the U.S., they not only have more children than the average American citizen, but they also send for their spouses, children and parents from ‘back home’, thereby swelling their numbers even more.[3]  More legal and illegal immigrants arrive from Mexico than any other country.  ‘Mexico’s population explosion is phenomenal.  It had 34 million people in 1960, this skyrocketing to 72 million in 1980…. Mexico alone has the manpower to overwhelm and destroy US society and its standards of living.’[4]  It is estimated that already, approximately 10% of Mexico’s population now lives in the U.S.  One in five children under the age of five in the U.S. today is Hispanic.[5]

  “And the fact is that almost all immigrants from Mexico and the other Central and South American countries are Roman Catholics. 

  “Mexico is a Roman Catholic nation.  The ‘Church’ of Rome has dominated and controlled the Mexican people for centuries.  And in a deliberate and well-planned strategy, that same ‘Church’ is controlling the massive movement of Roman Catholic Mexicans from their own disastrous country into the United States.  What is the long-term goal?  It is to make America Papist.  It is to win America for Rome by flooding it with such huge numbers of Roman Catholics that they will sway the very balance of power in America, politically.  It is to make the ‘Church’ of Rome so powerful in America, that oneday it will be the only recognised religion on United States soil.”

  As far back as 1986, historian Avro Manhattan graphically described this immigration time bomb when he wrote as follows, in his book, The Vatican Moscow Washington Alliance:

  “Such mass immigration, potentially is turning America into a Catholic orientated nation.  Its illegality is not only discounted, but increasingly ‘legalized’ by Catholic inspired legislation sponsored by Catholic or pro-Catholic politicians, Catholic lobbying, and of course the Catholic Church herself….

  “The alarming result is not so much the accelerating Catholicization of America, but it is destroying the traditional Protestant motivated America of the past.  Furthermore, unless there should be a concerted Protestant reaction, the Catholic Church will emerge as the undisputed dominant church in the U.S.  Once this has been achieved, and its acceleration is daily gathering momentum, the leaderless Protestants will have become the denominational mass fodder for an increasingly belligerent Catholic Church.”[6]

  Also in 1985, Time magazine stated that the highest number of immigrants to the USA, both legal and illegal, came from Mexico; and it stated, “Already the growth of the U.S. Hispanic population is one of the most startling phenomena in American social history, and if anything is likely to speed up.”[7]  It reported that Florida senator, Lawton Chiles, had said that if the borders were not controlled, within ten years the U.S. would not be recognisable as the U.S. of his day.[8]  His prediction has proved true, demographically and (increasingly) culturally.  Already California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Florida are very different, culturally, from what they were just a couple of decades ago.

  And so in 2016, Francis I winged his way to Mexico, for the purpose of pushing forward the Vatican agenda for swamping the United States with Latin American Roman Catholics. 

  In his address to Mexico’s bishops, on the first day of his visit, Francis said: “There are millions of sons and daughters of the Church who today live in the diaspora or who are in transit, journeying to the north in search of new opportunities.”[9]  Yes, there are, but why is this?  It is because the Central and South American countries are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, and wherever Roman Catholicism is dominant, it oppresses the people to such an extent that these countries are often backward, crime-ridden, poverty-stricken.  As the Scripture says, “the great whore sitteth upon many waters” (see Rev. 17:1), which are peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues (v.15) – she sits upon them oppressively; she bears down upon them.  If the “Church” of Rome is really so compassionate and caring, why is it that after centuries in Central and South America, the citizens of these Roman Catholic countries want to migrate into the United States – a country made great by the influence of Protestantism?  They are “journeying to the north in search of new opportunities” precisely because opportunities are so very few and far between in Roman Catholic lands.

  If Francis really cared for the people of Latin America, he would put immense pressure on the governments of that part of the world to start taking proper care of their own citizens.  But this wouldn’t fit in with Rome’s plans for the United States.

  And Francis said something to the bishops which once again made it plain that the Vatican’s long-term goal in all this is the “catholicisation” of the United States.  He said: “Strengthen the communion with your brothers of the North American episcopate, so that the maternal presence of the Church can keep alive the roots of the faith of these men and women”.[10]  Note that he did not encourage the bishops to do everything in their power to assist their people to stay in their own countries.  But he encouraged them to work with the bishops of the United States to ensure that the migrants remain Roman Catholics in their new land.  And thus gradually transform the U.S. into a Roman Catholic country.

  Francis celebrated the Roman Catholic mass in Ciudad Juarez, near the Mexico-U.S. border, and prayed with migrants near the border wall, supposedly “in memory” of the thousands of migrants who have died in the desert on both sides of the border while trying to cross illegally into America.  “By remembering these forgotten dead,” said J. Kevin Appleby, senior international migration policy director of the Center for Migration Studies in New York, “Pope Francis hopes to remind Catholics and others of good will that immigrants, refugees, and other persons on the move are human beings, made in the image of God, and that their lives and human dignity should be respected and protected by governments and their fellow human beings.”[11]   Not a word about the fact that illegal immigrants are breaking the law.

  Certainly, true Christians must be compassionate to those whose suffering is very real and who, in desperation, flee to safer places.  Certainly, at all times true Christians are to obey the commandment which says, “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”  But even so, “just as a homeowner can feel compassion for the homeless, and do as much to alleviate their suffering as he can, while accepting that it is simply not possible to open his home to every single vagrant off the street, so on a large scale is it simply not possible for a country to fling open its borders and allow all and sundry in!  No country can survive such a thing.  But this is what the Roman Catholic institution is demanding – not because of any genuine concern for the poor Mexican people, but because they are pawns to advance her own agenda, which is to take control of the United States of America.”[12]

  In his homily at the mass on the border, Francis said: “Here in Ciudad Juarez, as in other border areas, there are thousands of immigrants from Central America and other countries, not forgetting the many Mexicans who also seek to pass over ‘to the other side’.  Each step, a journey laden with grave injustices”.[13]  Yes, especially grave injustices to the United States!  But this was not his meaning.  Of course not.  He did not address the real causes of the mass migration, nor did he mention that this is an orchestrated mass migration.  Of course he wouldn’t do that.  These illegal migrants are the foot soldiers of the Vatican.  They are Rome’s great hope for the conquest, by sheer numbers, of the United States.

  At the border town, Francis paid tribute to migrants who died attempting to get into the U.S., just a few feet away.  But here we see the “selective tribute” of this arch-hypocrite and Man of Sin: when he was in Cuba recently, did he pay tribute to the Cuban migrants who died while trying to escape Cuba and enter the U.S.?  No, he did not.  Why not?  The reason is that Communist Cuba is his ally.  Francis hates the United States, once a bastion of Capitalism and Protestantism – but he wants his Latin American children to flood into that selfsame United States.  Communism, which Francis loves, has reduced Latin America to beggary through the decades – yet Capitalism, which he hates, elevated the United States above all other nations at one time.  He admits that corruption and poverty force millions of Latin Americans to flee into the U.S. – yet at the same time he says that Capitalism is corrupt and he promotes Communism wherever he goes!

  He also said: “We cannot deny the humanitarian crisis which in recent years has meant migration for thousands of people, whether by train or highway or on foot, crossing hundreds of kilometres through mountains, deserts and inhospitable zones.”  Oh, there is a humanitarian crisis, certainly, and a very tragic one it is; but it is of Rome’s doing.  Again we say it: considering that Roman Catholicism has held a dominant position within Latin America for centuries, that the overwhelming majority of Latin Americans are Roman Catholics, and that Latin American politics and economics are utterly intertwined with the “Church” of Rome, we are entitled to ask: what has this immense influence over Latin American life and society by the “Church” of Rome actually done for the people of Latin America?  Why, after so many centuries and such control by the “Church”, are so many millions wanting to flee these Roman Catholic countries for the United States?

  Truly, Latin America shows the world what a continent under the iron heel of Roman Catholicism has produced.  Nothing but misery, unhappiness, and a longing to escape it all.

  Naturally, the flood of illegal migrants into the United States has millions of Americans deeply concerned and angry.  It is a hot election issue, and Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican Party forerunner in the presidential race, stated that if he were elected he would build a wall between Mexico and America to assist in putting a stop to the illegals swarming in.  This, and other anti-illegal immigration statements from Trump (such as saying he would deport millions of illegals if he became president), made Francis angry.  Flying back to Rome from Mexico, he told journalists, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.  This is not the gospel.”  The he added: “this man is not a Christian if he has said things like that.”  To which Trump responded, claiming he was a “proud” Christian and that Francis was being used by the Mexican government to advance its own border plans.[14]

  Let us be crystal clear here: Donald Trump is not a Christian.  When the pope made these statements, many foolish professing Christians rushed into print, all indignant that Francis had said Trump was not a Christian.  But if any of them think Trump is a Christian, they are as spiritually blind as Francis.  Here was one false Christian criticising another.  A number of Trump’s policies may be good for America, he may perhaps be able to undo some of the immense damage done to America by the liberals and Marxists who have held sway for so long – but to call Donald Trump a Christian is to show the awful spiritual blindness that hangs like a shroud on so many today.  Trump’s lifestyle, his words, his actions, all leave us in absolutely no doubt that he has no understanding whatsoever of the true Gospel of Christ.  He brags about his sexual conquests, uses crude language, is arrogant and boastful and knows nothing of the biblical doctrine of repentance.  Trump is many things, but he is not a Christian.

  Having got that rather obvious point out of the way (obvious, that is, to anyone who understands the Gospel, and what it means to be a “new creature in Christ”), let us look at this incident a little more deeply.  The reason Francis reacted the way he did was because he, and the entire Vatican hierarchy, have a definite purpose in mind with regards to the illegal immigration of Mexicans and others into the U.S. – and Donald Trump, if he is elected, could derail these Vatican plans.  Of course, politicians are notorious for lying, for saying one thing as they campaign and then backtracking rapidly once elected, and if elected Trump may – or may not, for all anyone really knows – do what he has said he would do.  But Francis cannot afford to mince his words.  A Donald Trump presidency could, in certain key areas, be disastrous for these Papal plans.  In saying this, we are not saying that a Trump presidency would be a good thing for America in every way; we are only saying that, if he sticks to his campaign promises regarding illegal immigration, this aspect of a Trump presidency would be good for America. 

  But bad for the Papacy’s plans.  And Francis knows it.

  And another point: Francis calls for the U.S. to let Central and South Americans through its borders and says that erecting a wall would be wrong – yet his very own home, the Vatican, world headquarters of the Roman Catholic institution, is extremely tight on immigration!  Vatican City State is surrounded by walls.  He demands that the USA – and various western European countries, also – open their borders to illegal immigrants, but has no intention whatsoever of knocking down the Vatican’s own security walls!

  Nor has he issued any statement to the world’s Romish bishops and priests to open the doors of their cathedrals, monasteries, convents, and other religious buildings to the multiplied millions of illegal immigrants from Central and South America, as well as to the multiplied millions of illegal Muslims pouring into the U.S. and into western Europe.  If these America-hating, Europe-hating migrants were permitted to swarm into these buildings, camp in them, eat in them, sleep in them, we wonder how long it would take for thousands upon thousands of priceless works of art to disappear from these buildings, or how long it would take before Muslims occupying the Vatican, or monasteries, convents and cathedrals, started to demand that Shariah law be followed in these places?

  No wonder the arch-hypocrite does not issue any such instructions to his army worldwide.

  But he will constantly demand that the U.S. and western European countries open their own borders.  They must make sacrifices, he says – but he is very careful not to make any himself.

  And one last point: Francis I presides over an institution that has been mired in the filth of priestly child-abuse scandals, involving thousands upon thousands of priests, for decades; an institution whose financial affairs are utterly corrupt; an institution that for well over a thousand years has been involved in massacres, murders, rapes, tortures, and so many other crimes that the history books of the centuries are filled with these deeds of darkness – and yet this man dares to lecture the world’s leaders and peoples on every aspect of their lives, and multiplied millions of them rush to obey him!

  Hypocrisy!  Base, vile hypocrisy from the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition.

  And so the centuries-long battle continues.  The slow march of the Papacy towards its objective of world conquest.  Reader: when you see the Roman pope jetting off for any part of the world, the images you see of a smiling pope waving at the cheering crowds, visiting hospitals or embracing ecstatic onlookers, are just part of the Great Papal Road Show.  It is street theatre on an unprecedented scale.  But be certain of this: there is always a reason for these international trips that goes much deeper than what is obvious on the surface.

March 2016

Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher.  He runs Bible Based Ministries.  For other articles (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, pamphlets, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below.  If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, to receive all future articles, please send your details.


[1]. America’s Alien Invasion: the United States is Becoming Roman Catholic, by Shaun Willcock.  Bible Based Ministries, 2006.  Available on our website:

[2]. The Vatican Moscow Washington Alliance, by Avro Manhattan, pp.335-6.  Chick Publications, Chino, California, USA, 1986.

[3]..Time, July 8, 1985.

[4]..The Aida Parker Newsletter, Issue No. 210, September 1997.  Aida Parker Newsletter, Johannesburg, South Africa.

[5]..The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, July 2006, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

[6]. The Vatican Moscow Washington Alliance, pgs. 356-7.

[7]..Time, July 8, 1985.

[8]..Time, July 8, 1985.

[9]. Pope Tells Mexican Bishops to be Close to Their Brothers in the US in Order to Help Migrants, February 14, 2016.

[10]. Pope Tells Mexican Bishops to be Close to Their Brothers in the US in Order to Help Migrants.

[11]. Immigration and the Pope’s Visit to Mexico, February 12, 2016.

[12]. America’s Alien Invasion: the United States is Becoming Roman Catholic.

[13]. Pope’s Homily at Final Mass of Mexico Trip, February 18, 2016.

[14]. Pope Rips Trump, Capitalism on Mexico Trip, February 18, 2016.  WND, 

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