By Gordon Urquhart
Published by Corgi Books, 1996
Paperback 105mm x 180mm
The three most powerful ultratraditionalist movements in the Catholic Church are engaging in mysterious initiation ceremonies, using brainwashing techniques involving ego destruction, moral and spiritual intimidation, and dangerous psychotherapeutic practices on members and parishioners.
This circle of power within the church, according to former member Gordon Urquhart, is hard at work creating the pope's "armada."In a narrative that will shock, horrify, and enlighten all who follow the Catholic church, The Pope's Armada exposes the bizarre agendas of the "Focolare," "Communion and Liberation," and "Neocatechumenate" movements, which have a total world membership of 30 million.
With the strong support of Pope John Paul II, these self-contained personality cults are task-forces for a crusade of extreme right-wing values.A former top-level Focolare leader, Urquhart draws on interviews with current and ex-members, top-secret documentation, and his own experiences and research to reveal the mafia-style underworld of these organizations.
The Pope's Armada depicts a potent, sinister force at work which may just be John Paul II's most enduring legacy