The St. Gallen Mafia: Exposing the Secret Reformist Group within the Church

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In the mid-1990s, a clandestine group of high-ranking churchmen began gathering in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Opposed to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the circle plotted a revolution in stealth.
By 2015, their secret ached to be told. Before an audience, Cardinal Godfried Danneels joked of being a part of a “mafia.” But as explosive as Danneels’s confession was, a thick cloud of mystery still enshrouds the St. Gallen mafia.
In this compelling book, Julia Meloni pieces together the eerie trail of confessional evidence about the St. Gallen group. The St. Gallen Mafia sheds light on:
  • The mysteries of the 2005 conclave, where mafia members grew divided over a plan to back Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope
  • The war against Benedict XVI by the mafia’s Cardinal Achille Silvestrini—and the mysterious “confessions” believed to be linked to him
  • The enigmatic, complicated relationship between the mafia’s Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and Benedict XVI
  • The mafia writings that presaged a new Francis—and the 2013 conclave that elected him
  • Martini’s enduring role as an “ante-pope”—a precursor for Pope Francis
Copiously researched and grippingly narrated, The St. Gallen Mafia exposes a long-simmering plan to dramatically reshape the Catholic Church.

"I have studied the text and find it to be excellent."
-Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

“Reading this book is as exciting as reading a novel, but everything in it is documented with a rigorous historical method . . . Julia Meloni tells the story of a real conspiracy, of which she accurately exposes the end goal, the means, the places, and the protagonists.”           
–Roberto de Mattei, historian, Lepanto Foundation

“Julia Meloni’s new book The St. Gallen Mafia provides a valuable service to readers curious about the origins of the current pontificate. Drawing on a wide range of sources, she fills in the picture of the St. Gallen Mafia, a group of influential liberal prelates who plotted for years to elect a progressive-minded pope.” 
–George Neumayr, Journalist, The American Spectator



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21 Reviews

  • 5
    a tale of intrigue with an ominous but still uncertain outcome

    Posted by Ron C. on May 24th 2023

    Julia Meloni does not rely on Vatican gossip to expose the secretive group of self-styled reformers who installed Pope Francis and outlined the agenda he is following. Instead, she meticulously connects the dots in numerous published sources containing bits and pieces of the story she recounts. The result is an intriguing tale filled with convincing (if not exactly comforting) portrayals of the principal players who worked in tandem to replace JPII--and, failing that, to replace Benedict XVI--with a papal candidate friendly to what the pre-Vatican II church had condemned as modernism. Two of those figures are especially striking: Milan;s openly heterodox Cardinal Carlo Martini and Mechelen-Brussels; somewhat less openly depraved Cardinal Godfried Danneels. Martini seems to have sketched the agenda for Jorge Bergoglio;s pontificate, Danneels to have set its moral tone. Martini died before the conclave which installed Pope Francis, but Danneels (whom clashes with Belgian authorities had relegated to the shadows) stood proudly by the side of the newly-elected pope as he greeted his flock. Confronting a victim of clerical abuse, Cardinal Danneels demanded, "What do you really want?" It is a question that must be asked of the St. Gallen Mafia, but not one Meloni can answer in her focused but brief account of their winning strategy. Clearly, the mafia members themselves, like the pope they installed, favor a church in tune with secular ideals, especially sexual freedom. But in what sense would such an institution be Catholic, or even Christian? As the Synod on Synodality begins, that question is very much open.

  • 5
    A real-life conspiracy!

    Posted by Noah on May 24th 2023

    This book is brilliant! I was expecting to find out about the society, but what I got was a real-life conspiracy. The author is diligent in their research and has done an amazing job of weaving together many different strands of connections. This book will make you question every aspect of your life because It's full of twists and turns that will blow your mind!

  • 5
    One of the most enthralling books!

    Posted by Ryan on May 24th 2023

    This book will captivate your attention from the beginning to the end. It reads like a mystery thriller and it is all TRUE! It exposes the key players behind the liberal agenda in the Church in a systematic way.

  • 5
    A must read book

    Posted by Cathy K. on May 24th 2023

    This book is essential to understanding the reasoning behind the push for certain agendas in the Church today.

  • 5
    The St. Gallen Mafia

    Posted by Father C. on May 24th 2023

    Julia Meloni confirms the issues that high ranking clergy in the Vatican have told me first hand. This is just another element of the errors or Russia that have spread. This book helps me to see the need to make reparation for my sins and the sins of the members of the Church.

  • 5
    The Saint Gallen Mafia

    Posted by MARLENE H. on Dec 30th 2022

    I found this book extremely informative and timely. It identifies some of reasons for the confusion in our Church today.

  • 5
    Very revealing!

    Posted by BARBARA P. on Dec 27th 2022

    So sad to read how these cardinals are trying and succeeding to infiltrate and change our Catholic religion.

  • 5
    Cardinal Martini lives in Pope Francis

    Posted by CHAD J. on Dec 27th 2022

    This might be the most important resource for the informed Catholic who doesnt have their head in the sand at this time in the Church. It might also be the best way to open the eyes of those Catholics who do. Julia Melonia does a masterful job of showing the documented proof that the Synod on synodality unfolding within the Church right now is as the late Cardinal Pell described as a toxic nightmare that the Church must free itself from in his last testament after his sudden passing. It also provides concrete documented proof that back door politics within the highest ranking members of the magisterium in papal conclaves are as corrupt as those in jaded democratic governments of the western culture. Although the Holy Spirit is present at every moment of the Churchs life this recorded event illustrates that men of free will can actively reject cooperating with Gods will to bring about the reality of a man made agenda being implemented under the outward appearances of the visible structure of a divine institution. There actual conspiracy to undermine the Church made in His image and likeness and transform it into their own is well underway. May divine intervention stop this insidious plot to destroy the Church from within for the sake of the Remnant of committed Catholics that still hold the actual faith and have had the fortitude to stay within the Ark amidst its greatest storm in its 2000 year history.

  • 5
    This book opened my eyes

    Posted by Don S. on Sep 25th 2022

    This book opened my eyes to the political process in bringing in the new leader of the Catholic Church.

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