Pope Sixtus IV
|Other names||Francesco della Rovere|
|Location||Celle Ligure, Italy|
|Married||No. Several mistresses|
|Children||Yes- all illegitimate|
|Died||August 1484 (aged 70)|
|Status||Under Article 64.6 of the Covenant of One-Heaven (Pactum De Singularis Caelum) by Special Qualification shall be known as a Saint, with all sins and evil acts they performed forgiven.|
|Date of formal Beatification||Day of Redemption GAIA E1:Y1:A1:S1:M9:D1 also known as [Fri, 21 Dec 2012].
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.
|Source of Facts||Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.|
Born into a powerful Italian Papal family near Savona, Liguria, Italy, a town near Savona in the Republic of Genoa.
He took the unusual step for a member of a Papal family and joined the Franciscan Order and studied philosophy and theology at the University of Pavia.
During his period as a senior member of the Franciscan Order there is clear evidence that Francesco della Rovere fathered several illegitimate children through a number of affairs, including a son (Giuliano della Rovere (later Pope Julius II) born out of incest with his sister Raffaele della Rovere (1423-1477) and possibly one or more sons of Bianca della Rovere who married Paolo Riario.
In 1464, at the age of 50, he was elected Minister General of the Franciscan order and so a year later (1465) was made a Cardinal by Pope Paul II (1464–1471).
As a member of a powerful Genoan Papal family, upon his election Cardinal Francesco della Rovere aligned himself with the opposition to Pope Paul II and his paranoid attacks upon the other Papal families and College of Cardinals.
When Paul II died in 1474, Cardinal Francesco della Rovere commanded strong support and was elected as Pope Sixtus IV.
Once installed, Pope Sixtus IV quickly returned to the now dynastic Papal tradition of promoting illegitimate sons and other families members into positions of power within the Vatican.
In the first months of his Papacy, Pope Sixtus IV appointed his favourite son ("nephew") Giuliano della Rovere (later Pope Julius II) as Bishop of Carpentras, France then a few months later as Cardinal Priest of San Pietro in Vincula at the incredibly young age of 18.
Pope Sixtus IV also appointed another son ("nephew") Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario as Cardinal of San Giorgio in Velabro 1477 when he was a still relatively young 26.
Another prominent and early act of nepotism by Sixtus to his family was to "nephew" Girolamo Riario who he made Lord of Imola and Foli at the age of 30 as a wedding gift for his marriage.
Sixtus was instrumental in eliminating a major reform to the Catholic Church as a result of the Council of Constance and Basel which led for a period in a Church being nominally governed by a council and not a ruthless dictator. He had the decrees of both councils formally annulled in 1478.
The plans of Sixtus to establish an impregnable Papal family dynasty by inserting more "nephews" into positions of power came unstuck in 1478, when his "nephew" Cardinal Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario failed in his attempt to assassinate Lorenzo and the Heads of the de' Medici clan in Florence to install Girolamo Riario.
The de' Medici clan responded by hanging and then grotesquely publicly displaying the rotting corpse of Francesco Salviati, archbishop of Pisa in the main square of Florence. Pope Sixtus IV replied by declaring war on Florence which was under seige for two years and at the same time arranging for the Venetians to attack Ferrara in 1482.
Thousands were killed, all because of the vile ambitions of Pope Sixtus. When Sixtus was forced by the other Italian Papal families to cease on threat of calling upon their own militia armies supported by the French to oust him, Sixtus reluctantly signed a truce and perversely then proceeded to place penalties against Venice when they refused to halt hostilities he ordered.
In his relentless quest for greater power, Sixtus IV is famously known as the Pope who first instituted the Spanish Inquisition through a Papal Bull in 1478 - a clear and unmistakable message to provincial noble families who dared usurp the authority of the Pope.
In addition to his complete lack of morality, and decency, there is strong evidence to inidcate Sixtus IV was an avowed old-school Satanist in worship of Cybele as Queen of Heaven.
His obsession in resurrecting the Cybele cult to its former glory saw Pope Sixtus IV draft a new vision based on the piles of expensive rubble which Pope Nicholas V had created by tearing down the last of the ancient Roman civic buildings and temple ruins and carting it to outside the walls of the Vatican Palace. Using the now lost blueprints of Nicholas, Sixtus modified the design in line with his grand pagan temple to Cybele.
In 1476 Pope Sixtus IV re-instituted an ancient Sadducee pagan feast in honor of Cybele, by nominating December 8th as the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven.
Amongst the many historic stories of the vices of Sixtus IV, it is alleged he at one time drafted plans for the nunneries to become "brothels filled with the choicest prostitutes, lean with fasting, but full of lust."
He died in August 1484 and was succeeded by Pope Innocent VIII (1484-1492).
Most Evil Crimes
List of most evil crimes Type Year Crime Of repeated incest : (1471-84) That Sixtus IV did continue the centuries old Papal tradition of not only fathering illegitimate children but of committing repeated rape and incest upon all his own children, male and female and did father several illegitimate children by them. Furthermore, that he did ensure a number were ritualistically murdered in satanic church rituals in honor of the ancient traditions of Jewish worship of YHWH. Of crimes against humanity (1472) Spanish Inquisition 1000s of Jews, Muslims and Protestants are cruelly murdered after Sixtus IV establishes Spanish Inquisition in 1472. Of murder : 1472-84 Portugal 184 are burned alive during Inquisition in Portugal; up to 1500 penitents per time are punished during public auto da fe "act of faith" festivals. Of crimes against humanity : (1475 Trent, Italy Nearly all Jews in Trent, Italy, are tortured, tried and burned amid unproved claims they had ritually sacrificed Christian child named Simon. Of regular and institutional sodomy and murder of children : (1471-84) That Pope Sixtus IV did continue the centuries old Papal and now senior church tradition of institutional sodomy of children, especially young boys. Furthermore, that Pope Sixtus IV and the Vatican did falsely maintain the justification of such practice amongst European nobility as an ancient Greek tradition of homosexuality. Of crimes against humanity : (1478): Pope Sixtus IV, in alliance with King Ferdinand of Spain, establishes the Spanish Inquisition. Jews, Moors and heretics will be imprisoned, tortured and murdered for centuries. Of crimes against humanity with unprecedented openly satanic purpose, ceremony and cruelty : (1481) That Pope Sixtus IV did authorize the Church to conduct the openly satanic ritual of auto-da-fé ("Act of Faith”) which introduced to the public the robes of the High Satanic Mass including hoods and caps as well as satanic pentagrams, burning crosses, public human sacrifice through burning and open blood spilling through beheading and strangulation. That this was first displayed in Seville in 1481. That the practice of priests conducting public ceremonies in satanic robes is still practiced today on certain feast days in certain Latin countries.