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Life and Times of Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi

Rome was liberated from Papal control on Sept. 20, 1870!!

Vatican and Pentagon unite to restore lost Papal States!!

After the liberation of Rome in 1870, Pope Pius IX ordered his slaves to leave their hovels in Europe and take over our beloved country in order to use it's great economic and military power to recover his lost States. Thus began a massive Roman Catholic invasion of the United States with millions of immigrants coming through Ellis Island, New York.

The Vatican controlled Pentagon is determined to restore the lost States . . . if they can destroy Russia first....Iraq is a FAITHFUL ally of Russia in the Mideast and that is why the Pentagon is trying to destroy that country!!

New World Gold and Silver used to finance the Counter-Reformation!!

Papal States in central Italy prior to 1870.


Prior to 1870, the Vatican misruled the whole of central Italy in an area known as the Papal States or States of the "Church."

Gold and silver (real money) was stolen from the New World natives and shipped to Italy. It was unloaded at Civitavecchia (the Port of Rome) and then went overland to the Vatican.

All the loot was stored in hugh underground safes or vaults and locked up securely using the "keys of St. Peter."

The gold was silver was used to fight the blessed Reformation of Saint Martin Luther.

In 1870, Giuseppe Garibaldi and Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi put an end to that nightmare.

The Pentagon is determined to restore the lost States to the Vatican if they can destroy Russia!!

Today, gold and silver entering Vatican City State must first go through Italian customs.

Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi ended Papal misrule in 1870

Oh Canada!! A GREAT tome from the university of Laval, Quebec, on the life of Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi. Robert Sylvain was a docteur ès lettres at the university.


As soon as the Pope ceased to misrule the city of Rome in 1870, Professor Gavazzi rushed into the roaring lion's lair and set up the Evangelical Free Congregation of Italy. He told the Italians to send the Pope into permanent retirement and to turn the Vatican into a MUSEUM!!

He warned them that if they allowed the Pope to stay, he would try to get back the Temporal Power. Just at that time, megabucks Roman Catholics like John D. Rockefeller and J. P. Morgan began to send millions of dollars to the Italian Government to persuade them to let the Pope stay!!

President Lincoln had just saved the Union so the United States was now a vast empire from sea to sea with limitless natural resources and vast economic potential.

The Pope ordered his minions to leave their hovels and go to the United States to take over our beloved country.

By using the vast economic and military potential of the U.S. the Pope dreamed of getting back the lost States!!

4 great events have been fulfilled in Bible prophecy and world history

Death and Resurrection of Jesus the Messiah in 33 A.D.
Destruction of Jerusalem and final end of the Jewish Nation in 70 A.D.
End of the Babylonian Captivity of the Congregation in 1517.
Fall of the Papal States in 1870.

The fall of the Papal States (the little Horn) was predicted by the prophet Daniel around 457 B.C.:

"But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end" (Daniel 7:26).

The Apostle Paul predicted the exact same event when he foretold the rise and fall of the Great Apostasy:

"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming" (II Thess. 2:8).

All the world knows that the Great Saint Martin Luther was the man that God used to end the Babylonian Captivity of the Congregation in 1517.

However, thanks to the Jesuits, very few know about the man that God used to put an end to the Pope's Temporal power in 1870.

This man, an ex-monk like Martin Luther, was Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi.

Statue of Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Italy.

Alessandro (the Great) Gavazzi (21 March 1809 - 9 January 1889).

This picture was taken around 1930.

Recent photo of Alessandro statue.

Make it destination # 1 when you visit Rome.

Alessandro as a young monk leading the crusade for Italian liberty.

Alessandro Gavazzi was born in Bologne on 21 March 1809 and his HOME GOING date was January 8, 1889, in Rome, Italy. He studied to be a monk at the University of Bologna and was a professor at the University of Naples at the young age of 20.

During the Revolution of 1848 he inspired his countrymen with his fervent patriotism. On the walls of Rome he stood shoulder to shoulder with Garibaldi as the outnumbered Romans made a gallant defense against thousands of French, Spanish, Neapolitan and Austrian mercenaries.

In Nov. 1848, Pope Pius IX fled from Rome and the Romans set up the Roman Republic.  The Pope marshaled 4 massive armies to destroy this bold bid for freedom. General Garibaldi was called to the defense of the besieged city.  On April 30, 1849 the siege began. The Romans held out against impossible odds until July 3, 1849.


The Defense of Rome was the Alamo of Italy

General Garibaldi in 1849.


The defense of Rome was the Alamo of Italy.

The defense of Rome was the Alamo of Italy. For 2 months the defenders of the Republic held out against 4 armies: Austrian, French, Spanish and Neapolitan. Finally with all hope gone, the Republican Assembly decided to leave the city rather than surrender to the Papal armies.

Father Ugo Bassi (1809 - 1849).



Father Ugo Bassi was killed by an Austrian firing squad.

Father Ugo Bassi was a fellow Barnabite monk with Alessando. He stood shoulder to shoulder with Garibaldi and Alessandro during the siege of Rome. After the siege he was captured by the Austrians -- the double-headed eagle people -- and tortured before facing a firing squad.

When Rome was conquered by the Papal armies, Alessandro was hidden by Mr. Freeman the American Consul (Rome has never forgiven US for that) who helped him escape to England. It was there that the Lord saved him from Romanism to true Protestant Christianity.

Professor Gavazzi preaching the Gospel in New York and Montréal, Canada.


The man who was the hero of Italy lived in London for 2 years as a stranger in a strange land. He spoke not a word of English and was penniless. His daily companions were hunger and homesickness. Eventually he became known to his fellow exiles in England who asked him to speak on the cause of Italian liberty.

Gavazzi mastered the English language in 2 years and could speak without an interpreter. For a person who was only familiar with the Romance languages this was a very, very difficult task.

Immediately he began to preach the truth of the Gospel as it is found in the Holy Scriptures. He preached all over the United Kingdom and was given a tumultuous welcome in every city that he visited.

His lectures were so popular that the American Christians invited him to preach in the U.S. He arrived in New York in the year 1853. He was a SENSATION. Multiplied thousands came to his lectures. All over the U.S. and Canada he warned the Americans about the threat from Rome and exhorted his fellow Italian exiles to throw off the Papal tyranny.

In 1860 he was back again in his beloved Italy as Chaplain and spiritual adviser to Giuseppe Garibaldi. There he urged Garibaldi to throw off the papal yoke of bondage and rid Italy of the Pope forever.

Our hero in 1860 as Chaplain to General Garibaldi.


Alessandro in his golden years.

As soon as the Pope ceased to rule over the city of Rome in 1870, Professor Gavazzi rushed into the roaring lion's lair and set up the Evangelical Free Church of Italy in its stead.  He was the head of the Free Church until his home going in 1889. He did not live to see Italy completely Pope-free but like Moses he saw the promised land from afar. That prayer, we know, will be answered very soon.

Editor's Notes

President Lincoln - the emancipator of the New World was also born in 1809.Cornelius - the  first non Jewish convert to Christianity was also an Italian soldier:

"There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always" (Acts 10:1-2).

After the fall of the Papal States in 1870, the Roman Catholics who refused to see the finger of God in this great event and "repented not of their deeds" (Rev. 16:11) were ordered to leave Europe and emigrate to the U.S. in order to take over our beloved country . . . and use it to recover the Pope's lost States!!

Map of the Unification of Italy.

  The movement for Italian unity began with Piedmont, which with Sardinia, formed the Kingdom of Sardinia. Year by year the various States were liberated from Austria, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies absorbed, until in 1870 the Patrimony of St. Peter, including Rome, became part of Italy, having been wrestled from Pope Pius IX.

Vital Links

Life and Times of Giuseppe Garibaldi

Brief Biography  of  Alessandro Gavazzi by John B. Thompson.

Garibaldi History site at the University of South Carolina.

Vatican City State


King, J. W., Alessandro Gavazzi: A Biography, Partridge & Co., Paternoster Row, London, 1857.

Sylvain, Robert, Clerc, Garibaldien Prédicant des Deux Mondes, Alessandro Gavazzi, Le Centre Pédagogique, Place de L' Institute Canadien, Québec, 1962 (Sorry, no English translation but GREAT pictures).

Trevelyan, George Macaulay, Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic, 1848-1849, Longman, Green, and Co., London, 1919.

Father Gavazzi's Gift to the People of Ireland, A course of orations delivered in the Rotunda, Dublin, Oct. & Nov. 1852, specially reported by Mr. T. R. Dunckley.

Copyright © 2007 by Niall Kilkenny

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