Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Part 2, Chapter 8, The Secret Society Today Summary & Analysis

Michael Baigent
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Part 2, Chapter 8, The Secret Society Today Summary

The French Journal Officiel is a weekly publication in which all groups, societies, and organizations must announce themselves. A declaration for the Priory of Sion was mentioned in a copy of this publication for the week of July 20, 1956. This appears to the authors to be definitive proof that the Priory did exist, at least up to this date. The address provided proves to be untraceable. When inquired, the police, with whom the Priory registered, provide the authors with a copy of the Priory's statutes, a bland and uninformative document with twenty-one articles. The document seems based almost on Catholic values which confuses the authors since the Priory of Sion seems to have been working at cross purposes with the Catholic Church since its inception. The document also states that the Priory published an...

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