Media went crazy last night and today about Bishop Ralph Napierski entering the Conclave and creating a scandal. Press is claiming that finally the Swiss Guard became aware and arrested Bishop Ralph and did throw him out of the Vatican. And many other crazy details have been added. Now Bishop Ralph explains what really happened and also exposes what is behind all this alleged scandal.
On Monday March 4th I entered the Vatican together with 3 of my priests. We have been checked by the Italian police and by the Swiss Guard and I state that they did their job very well.
Of course they did let us pass because we came for a very special reason.
I am a Catholic Bishop, the leader of Corpus Dei and I am in union with the Roman Catholic Church and under the primacy of the Pope as soon as there is one again.
Here you will find all the details: www.corpusdei.org
As a Catholic Bishop I founded the Congregation of Our Lady of Refuge. We have 37 Members right now and we have representation in 7 countries. So we did visit on the Monday morning the Congregation of faith to announce the foundation of the new congregation. We have been welcomed by Monsigniore Dr. Slawomir Sledziewski the representative of Archbishop Müller the head of the congregation of faith.
We had a nice talk with him and did hand him out the announcement and rules and constitution of the new congregation. Here is the picture that shows this moment:
The entrance we were directed by the Swiss Guard to use is right beside the entrance of the entrance that the Cardinals used to enter preconclave. And before we entered the building we had a wonderful small talk with Cardinal Sergio Sebiastiana.
And a picture from this small talk found its way into world media combined with a crazy story about a scandal that never happened.
The following WRONG statements can be found in worldpress: That I did entered conclave, busted it, was thrown out by Swiss Guard, was arrested, made announcements about child abuse, said my name was Basilius, claimed that I was member of a non existing Italian Orthodox Church and so on …. But all this never happened. It was a total fabrication.
Last night after I saw what happened I went back to the Vatican and I did talk with the leadership of the Swiss Guard. Mayor Kloter William GSP officialy confirmed that all this which was reported by worldmedia never happened.
“We had no incident with a false bishop, nobody was arrested or kicked out, nobody that was not supposed to enter the preconclave did enter it or tried it. All that never happened.”
The main purpose of Corpus Dei is to cause union of all Christians by bringing all Christians together under the true cross of jesus Christ:
The Congregation Of Our Lady of Refuge has the purpose to support the Union of all Christians and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pictures of the Congregation meeting in Ireland that at which the Constitution has been ratified.
Also I would like to thank all the people around the world for that wonderful fan mails and congratulations and I hope you are not too disappointed that all this did never happen. Please use the chance to join the movement of Unity.
Rome, March 5th 2013
Bishop Ralph Napierski
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Here are pictures from our mass that we celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica at Sunday March 3rd the day before we had the meeting in the Congregation of faith.
After we celebrated mass we did meet some Cardinals and Bishops in the Sacristy: