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VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - A marketing firm celebrated for producing the most influential pro-LGBTQ+ propaganda campaigns of all time has recruited Pope Francis to endorse a vaccine crusade targeting Latin America using low-efficacy shots from the most questionable source: communist China.
Francis has produced the vaccine video for the Ad Council — an agency that promotes contraception, LGBTQ+ causes and the Marxist-led Black Lives Matter movement — and has raised over $37 million from corporate donors, including vaccine oligarch Pfizer, to push the experimental jabs.
"Being vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love," Pope Francis asserts in the video initiative titled "It's Up To You."
"Love is also social and political. There is social love and political love. It is universal, always overflowing with small gestures of personal charity capable of transforming and improving societies," he pontificates.
Labeled by historian Robert Griffith as "little more than a domestic propaganda arm of the federal government," the Ad Council is bragging about its coup in enlisting the pope to peddle the jab to the population "given that Latin America is overwhelmingly Catholic."
"To the world's billion-plus Catholics, the pope is one of the most trusted messengers and holds unparalleled influence," gushes Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council, in a statement.
"Nowhere in our wildest dreams would we have imagined the pope lending his voice to this campaign," raves P.J. Pereira, chairman and cofounder of Pereira and O'Dell ad agency, creator of the campaign platform for the pontiff's vaccine-peddling video.
Pereira, a former Catholic, has written four novels exploring and endorsing African gods, Brazilian voodoo, and Umbanda (a syncretic Afro-Brazilian religion).
"I was told in the hallways of my Catholic school that all African religions were 'devil shit,'" Pereira recalls, later encountering the "nonjudgmental" African gods and how their belief in the power of nature "makes this religious practice way less judgmental and therefore more inclusive."
"Their acceptance of homosexuality is one example of that openness, the natural balance between the male and female powers of the world another," states the ad guru. "Ultimately it made me more confident with my own spirituality."
Speaking to Church Militant, cultural commentator Fr. Athanasius St. Michel noted that "the pope lending his authority to endorse a vaccine crusade by agencies who represent values wholly and problematically antithetic to the Catholic Church must raise the most serious questions about his judgment."
The France-based theologian elaborated:
This error is compounded by the fact that the Chinese vaccinations are significantly less effective. The papal association is worryingly flawed on both ideological and scientific grounds. Even the most gullible will be led to suspect the Chinese have some form of hold over the papacy which must have been responsible for Francis' abandoning of faithful Catholics to the horrors or Chinese state management and control.
Francis' advocacy of the predominantly China-made jabs is expected to raise questions over the Vatican's secret deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the financial motives behind the vaccine push and the reasons for a publicity campaign following widespread reports of the poor quality of the Chinese shots.
According to The Diplomat, "Chinese vaccine diplomacy in Latin America has skyrocketed in recent months," as "President Xi Jinping is already using vaccine diplomacy to advance other Chinese interests."
This includes coercing Honduras and Paraguay to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan to receive Chinese vaccines, as well as forcing Brazil to reverse its ban on telecom giant Huawei's 5G network project, The Diplomat reports.
Latin America is administering three Chinese vaccines: CanSino, Sinovac and Sinopharm, with the CCP-owned Sinopharm receiving the widest distribution. Brazil, Chile and Peru rank as the top regional recipients of all three Chinese vaccines combined.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has authorized five Chinese vaccines, but unlike the Western vaccines, the Chinese jabs use inactivated virus which, according to the prestigious science journal Nature, "have generally proven less effective than others in use."
Chinese researchers have yet to publish full trial results, and the lack of transparency could fuel vaccine hesitancy, observes Nature, a factor completely ignored in Pope Francis' publicity campaign.
In January, Brazilian officials announced that the Sinovac jab was only 50.4% effective in preventing COVID-19 while a mass-vaccination campaign in Chile said the shot was only 67% effective.
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) links vaccine hesitancy in both China and Brazil to "the lack of transparency surrounding Chinese made vaccines," with just 47% of Brazilians polled saying they would be willing to take a vaccine made in China.
Sinopharm is under investigation by the Peruvian public prosecutor and comptroller's offices for possible bribery to secure a vaccine contract with Peru through free vaccine samples. A second scandal involves vaccines given to senior officials ahead of medical priority groups.
Vaccinologist Tao Lina found at least 73 adverse effects associated with the vaccine, making it the "most unsafe vaccine in the world." The scientist, working in the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SCDC), was forced to retract his claim after CCP threats.
Dr. Peter Breggin, in his book COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We are the Prey, notes that "the wealth of China's 400 billionaires increased by 60% from March to December 2020," during the pandemic, "greatly outdistancing the rise in wealth among America's 600 or more billionaires."
"Every time we investigated one of these globalist individuals and institutions," writes Breggin, "they turned out to have strong ties to China and its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)."
Breggin outlines the links between Pfizer-BioNTech, the CCP and vaccine-pushing investor-philanthropist Bill Gates:
The Chinese communists are invested in Pfizer's vaccine, making them a most powerful stakeholder. In a tangled web that we have been unraveling, Bill Gates is partnered with Germany's BioNTech, which is partnered with China's Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group. BioNTech is also partnered with Pfizer — all of them (the United States, Germany, and the Chinese communists) working together on mRNA vaccines.
The globalists want to profit from COVID-19, in part by developing government-sanctioned, very expensive drugs and vaccines that are potentially ineffective, dangerous and highly experimental.
He also notes the vaccines are worth billions of dollars.
Meanwhile, Ad Council's CEO Lisa Sherman stressed how "extremely grateful" she was to Francis and six Latino cardinals and archbishops "for lending their voices and platforms to help people across the globe feel more confident in the vaccines."
The video's credibility, critics insist, will be severely damaged by featuring Cdl. Óscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga, charged with profiting to the tune of potentially millions from financial mismanagement. A year later, the Honduran prelate was in the news for sheltering Abp. Juan Pineda — at the center of a million-dollar financial scandal and gay sexual assault.
Last year, Vatican whistleblower Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò slammed Francis for wanting to "decriminalize the crimes and abuses of his collaborators, protecting the magic circle that involves Maradiaga, Pineda, Peña Parra, Gustavo Zanchetta and the entire Vatican lavender mafia."
The video also features Mexican-born Jose Horacio Gómez, who was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) while under state investigation for possible cover-up of sex abuse. Gómez has instructed his priests to refuse letters of religious exemption to conscientious objectors to the jab.
Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, disciple of the Marxist Dom Hélder Câmara and an ally of the Brazilian Marxist Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores), also appears in the video. At the hugely controversial Amazon Synod, Hummes led the renewal of the Pact of the Catacombs — a secret document soaked in the jargon of Liberation Theology.
The Ad Council earlier boasted that its Love Has No Labels video, created for LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2015, was "the second most viewed social activism video ever," making it the most widely viewed pro-gay propaganda video of all time.
Church Militant contacted the Dicastery for Integral Human Development outlining the concerns raised in the report and asked for a response. There was no reply as of press time.