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Benedict XVI given book claiming Francis is ‘vicar of the Antichrist’

Benedict XVI assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (CNS)

Benedict XVI has been given a book of prophecies by an eccentric Italian seer who sees Francis as the “vicar of the Antichrist” and claims the world is ruled by alien beings.

The Pope Emeritus was handed the book during a brief meeting with two men in the Vatican Gardens.

The man who requested the meeting had claimed to be a chief superintendent of Italian police, according to Archbishop George Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s personal secretary.

The book was filled with messages from the alleged seer Franca Miscio, also known as Conchiglia. Among her claims are that Francis is an “impostor”, the Vatican is a “den of the seven deadly sins”, that Mary should be added to the Trinity, and that alien DNA has been mixed with human DNA with the purpose of world domination.

Archbishop Gänswein told Vatican Insider: “Had Benedict XVI known that he was going to be given a collection of messages of this kind, he would never have agreed to the meeting.”

He said that at the time of the meeting he and Benedict XVI had no idea about the content of the book.

“When I got home I looked at the book and so did Benedict XVI later on,” Archbishop Gänswein said. “We were surprised and shocked because we noticed straight away that the book contained some ‘private revelations’. It didn’t take long to work out that the whole thing was strange and incredible to say the least.

“The Pope Emeritus asked me to send the book to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”