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Pope Francis and the Jesuit Oath

Updated on May 14, 2013

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Pope Francis and the Jesuit Oath

Pope Francis and the Jesuit Oath is the first hub in a series which I am planning on writing. Some of the topics I plan to cover throughout my series include the significance of the new pope being a Jesuit. I will also write about the New World Order and secret societies like the Freemasons and Illuminati; because there is a connection between the papacy, secret societies, and the New World Order. Moreover, I will write about how this is leading to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the institution of the mark of the beast. I also plan on writing about many other subjects as my series develops. I will now start with the significance of Pope Francis being the first Jesuit pope in History.

The Jesuit Oath

Pope Francis is a known member of the Jesuit Priesthood. Many people are excited about the fact that the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is a Jesuit. This is the first time in history that a Jesuit has been elected pope. However, I am not so excited about this. As a matter of fact, for me, this is a cause for concern. Especially considering the oath that Jesuits take when their rank is elevated to a level of command. Here are some excerpts from the official Jesuit Oath:

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... I do further declare that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of His Holiness's [the Pope's] agents, in any place where I should be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Ireland or America, or in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my utmost to extirpate the heretical Protestant or Masonic doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, legal or otherwise. I do further promise and declare that, notwithstanding, I am dispensed with to assume any religion heretical for the propagation of the Mother Church's interest; to keep secret and private all her agents' counsels from time to time, as they entrust me, and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstances whatever; but to execute all that should be proposed, given in charge, or discovered unto me by you, my Ghostly Father, or any of this sacred order.

... I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants' heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus.

... I will not deal with or employ a Protestant if in my power to deal with or employ a Catholic. That I will place Catholic girls in Protestant families that a weekly report may be made of the inner movements of the heretics. That I will provide myself with arms and ammunition that I may be in readiness when the word is passed, or I am commanded to defend the Church either as an individual or with the militia of the Pope.1

Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) was a high ranking Jesuit before becoming pope. As a matter of fact, he was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina and the head of all of the Jesuits, there.2 This means that has taken the oath to underhandedly infiltrate and destroy anyone opposing the church. Why would anyone do such a thing? You would have to have at least a brief understanding of the history of the Jesuit Priesthood in order to gain the answer.

A Brief History of the Jesuit Priesthood

The Jesuit Priesthood was officially founded in the year of 1540 and was quickly put to use in fighting against the Protestant Reformation. At that period in history, many people were converting from Catholicism to Protestantism as the result of the preaching of the Reformers against the corruptions and falsehoods of the Roman Catholic Church. In response to the Protestant Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church launched the Counter-Reformation, which the Jesuits participated in, greatly.

One powerful teaching that the Reformers were proclaiming was that the papacy is the little horn Antichrist of Daniel 7:8. This caused such a problem in the Roman Catholic Church that the pope commissioned the Jesuits to come up with some interpretations of prophecy that would take the attention off of the papacy as the Antichrist. Two Jesuits were prominent in this: Francisco Ribera and Luis De Alcazar.

Jesuit Francisco Ribera

Jesuit Francisco Ribera (1537-1591) of Salamanca Spain
Jesuit Francisco Ribera (1537-1591) of Salamanca Spain | Source

Francisco Ribera came up with an interpretation called Futurism. Futurism teaches that the Antichrist would be a single individual, not a system of popes like the Protestant Reformers taught, who would not appear until the last three and a-half years of earth's history in the future, before the return of Jesus. He would also pretend to be God, rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, and conquer the world. Sound familiar? Well, it should. Most Protestants' interpretation of prophecy is very similar; although, it has evolved, somewhat. This is no doubt due to Jesuit infiltration of the Protestant religion.

Most Protestant churches today don't believe that the papacy is the Antichrist. Instead, they believe that the Antichrist is going to appear sometime during the great tribulation, during the last seven years of earth's history. They also believe in a secret rapture, an invisible return of Jesus, which will mark the beginning of the the great tribulation. This is all bogus. Sadly, most Protestants fail to see that this is just a modification of Futurism as was invented by Francisco Ribera.

Most Protestants don't know their Reformation history and don't realize that what they have come to believe is simply an invention of the Roman Catholic Church designed to take the focus off of the papacy as the Antichrist. This is a Catholic doctrine, which has been implanted into Protestantism through the aid of Jesuit infiltrators in order to break down the barriers between Protestantism and Catholicism. This is by design, in order to lead Protestant Churches under the submission of the pope. The Ecumenical Movement is a big tool that the Catholic Church is using to attempt to finalize this; but I will not cover that in this hub because I do not have room enough for all of the details.

Another interpretation of prophecy that the Jesuits invented during the Counter-Reformation is called Preterism; although, most people don't believe it. Luis De Alcazar came up with Preterism. It teaches that prophecy has been fulfilled in the past, and ended with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. It also identifies the Roman Emperor Nero as the Antichrist.

In my next hub, I will go into more detail about the founding of the Jesuit Priesthood by Ignatius of Loyola. Please follow me on HubPages or on Facebook to get updates on my future hubs.

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The Jesuits and the Counter-Reformation


  1. "EIPS - The Jesuit Oath Exposed." EIPS - The Jesuit Oath Exposed. European Institute of Protestant Studies, 05 Apr. 2000. Web. 03 May 2013. <>.
  2. Cline, Austine. "Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Profile of a Candidate For Pope." About, n.d. Web. 14 May 2013. <>.
  • "The Counter Reformation." N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2013. <>.
  • "Dr. Thomas Ice." A Biblical Analysis of the False Doctrine of Preterism. According to Prophecy Ministries, n.d. Web. 12 May 2013. <>.


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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Someone, this is noteworthy because.........?

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      someonewhoknows 4 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I would venture to say that the Jesuits are equal to a governments secret service or CIA type agency of the government.Same with the Knights of Columbus who also take an oath. As,do the Masons.

      In fact Religions are run like governments in this respect I would say.

      They take oaths just like everyone in governments do .

      It's,the oath's that are so Ominous like the one here that make you wonder about what they are really doing in the various relgions as well as governments around the world. Especially at the highest levels.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for sharing this informative and fascinating read. Learned lots I didn't know.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Ericdierker - Oh, yeah. You're right about the vow. But that's more like a vow that all of the lower level Jesuits take once they enter the order. The oath is taken by Jesuits that raise up in the ranks.

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      Larry Wall 4 years ago

      Brenda Durham:

      If I get a response, I will report it. I would like for you to elaborate on the secrecy issue. I will agree the Vatican has a secret vault that is not open to the public. The United States has a lot of secrets we do not know about and the Vatican is a sovereign nation.

      As noted I had relatives become priests. I have sold old friends who became priests. I have attended two ordination ceremonies. My wife's aunt was a Nun. I am aware of all the sacraments of the church, understand the dogma of the church and understand the rank of authority. So, what secret am I missing. I know there were bad popes. I know the sex-abuse scandal was covered up, but that attitude has changed. I know once Catholics could not attend services of other churches except for weddings and funerals, and that has changed. Brenda Durham

      They must not be too many secrets, because someone is always writing about what is wrong with the Church. I do not offer these comments lightly or in a glib manner. If you have a question about some secret or alleged secret, I will do my best to answer and provide the source of that answer. I am not an expert. I am a member of the Catholic Church and I think it is a very good Church.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My thoughts were that vows were taken not an oath. I am quite certain the vows are done in Latin and that there interpretation is this: "What are the vows that Jesuits take? What is the fourth vow?

      Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. The fourth vow is of obedience to the Pope with regard to mission."

      I quickly found that here:

      Very interesting and though provoking,,, Well done at any rate x-con, I am learning much.

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      Brenda Durham 4 years ago

      Larry, I for one would be interested in hearing any official statement they might make about this. I suppose it's very possible that the Oath is an old long-forgotten, now-unused ritual. However, it's worth noting that the Catholic Church leadership does continue to have a certain amount of secrecy. Maybe that's why people don't always trust them. And Vatican City is an autocracy from what I hear--------it's a State within itself, subjected to total rule by the Pope.........?

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      Larry Wall 4 years ago

      I see after my comment I made while Hub Hopping the author included his sources, both Protestants. I have no problem with Protestants. I use to be one--actually I was a Baptist, which is technically, not a protestant, because they do not officially protest the teachings of the Catholic Church, but for the sake of the discussion, I was a protestant and converted to Catholicism about 20 years ago.

      This link: was written by a Catholic priest. Having done several research papers over the years, I always found to look at the other side. In this link, you will find that the so-called oath possibly originated from the Knights of Columbus. I do not agree with the author. I stated that earlier. I said earlier he had not produced any attribution to his work. He has now cited three sources, but does not link them in any way to what he is claiming. I am not asking for footnotes. But, if he is quoting one of those sources, in the Hub, it should be noted so the reader can determine if it is an opinion or there is some genuine evidence to support the claim.

      Granted, some will say that the link I presented is by a Catholic Priest and who is going to believe that is an objective account. Read the page, it is pretty detailed. I could say that the documents that the two sources by the Protestant authors are bias because in theory, Protestants do not like Catholics and vice versa.

      When I married my wife, I was a Baptist, and she was Catholic. It was almost 10 years before I converted. By the way, at my wedding, we had two priests and my Baptist minister taking part in the ceremony.

      On my wife's side of the family, we have several people who attended Jesuit high schools and colleges and one person who is a Jesuit priest. I attended his ordination ceremony where he became an official He did not repeat any oath like the one quoted in this Hub.

      The Catholic Church is unique. There are rules and there are certain sacraments, but as I heard a priest say at Mass once, that as Christians, we are all brothers and sisters under God, separated, but still brothers and sisters.

      I am not going to say this is my last comment. It just depends on how much traction his Hub gets. If necessary, I will write my own Hub. I have already placed a call into the Jesuit Order. I thought it would be good to get their input or official statement. It is the result of a habit I picked up as a newspaper reporter where you talk to all sides, even those you might not believe. Since the Hub author has presented sources from one side, I thought I would just help out and present the other side.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Ericdierker - Before becoming Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina. He was actually head of all the Jesuits in Argentina - This is a level of command. In order to attain to that level, a Jesuit must take the oath.

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      Jack Hazen 4 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      Quite the interesting article.

      I'll be following future installments to see what you have to say. I am very interested in this subject matter.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      X-Con I took your article as truth. My father was a Jesuit until medicine became his calling. Do you have any evidence that this Pope took that oath. We already just accept not exactly that one for his would certainly have been in Latin.

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      Larry Wall 4 years ago

      I do not know why so many people are out to deny the right of the Catholic to go out and spread the word and I am further amazed why so many people believe it.

      There is a university in New Orleans, LA called Loyola. It is a Jesuit university and it has a law school that produced lawyers who take on all kinds of cases. In the city where I use to live, my personal lawyer was a graduate of that university. I have a brother-in-law, who knows I use to be a Baptist and by the way, his former wife was a Baptist.

      Next, I did not see any attribution in this Hub. There are copies of the so-called oath all over the place. It has been entered into the congressional record and debunked and it can be found in the Library of Congress, along with a anything else that has a formal copyright.

      Someone could had written this alleged oath. It could circulate for centuries, however that does not make it true. The Jesuits are one order of priests. There are other orders. Each order has a specific goal. Jesuits do not seek higher office in the Catholic Church, as a rule. You seldom see a Jesuit Bishop or Cardinal. The fact that the current Pope is a Jesuit is less relevant that he is the first Pope selected from the western hemisphere.

      I see a lot of words, but attribution from any authoritative source. I see no mention why the mainstream media has not picked this up and I know that since the new Pope was elected, the Mass has not changed in any way, the Catholic Bible has not been rewritten. The mass was rewritten a few years ago, in that the translations from the original languages to the native language was review to insure clarity and contiguity among all nations where Catholicism is practiced. I am a former reporter. Worked for small newspapers, but this is not good reporting and on a subject like this, the opinion of one person, quoting a lot of old and previously debunked passages does not carry much credibility.

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi X,

      I'm neither Catholic nor Protestant, but I see the pope as the False Prophet mentioned in Revelation rather than the antichrist. Be that as it may, thanks for a lot of good information and a well researched hub.

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      Brenda Durham 4 years ago

      Whoa then.

      Not good at all.........

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Brenda Durham - I am completely convinced that they still take that oath today.

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      Brenda Durham 4 years ago

      Wow. I had no idea that Jesuits took that Oath...........

      Are you sure they still do today?

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Ericdierker - You're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bravo, well written and very interesting.

      Ultimately bizarre. If the notions had/do not lead to so many deaths and damage they would be very funny indeed. Thank you

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      savvydating - My pleasure. God bless you!

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      Yves 4 years ago

      Fascinating information. Looks like I've got my research cut out for me. I intend to follow this series. Thanks for providing URL's.