And the Lord appeared to the Lay Person in the vale of desolation as he was sitting, in the very heat of the day, weeping.
And the Lay Person said: Lord, if I have found favour in your sight, pass not away from your servant.
And when the Lay Person rose up from there, he and the Lord turned their eyes towards the Vatican; and the Lord walked with him, bringing him on the way.
And the Lord said to Himself: This man has been always faithful to Me and My Son, living a just life in My Spirit. Can I hide from this good man what I am about to do to the ordained in the Vatican who have damned themselves in their disorder without yet appealing to My mercy? For I see he shall become a good and fruitful person, and because of him many of My people shall be blessed. I know that he will command his children, and his household after him to keep My way, and do judgment and justice.
And the Lord said to the Lay Person: The sin of the Vatican is multiplied, and their sins are become exceedingly grievous.
And the Lay Person as yet stood before the Lord, and drawing nigh he said: Will You destroy those ordained who are just, but with the wicked? If there be five hundred good priests, bishops, and cardinals in the Vatican, shall they perish with the sinners? And will You not spare that place for the sake of the five hundred just, if they be therein? Far be it from You to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked, this is not beseeming You: You who judge all the earth, will you make this judgment?
And the Lord said to the Lay Person: If I find in the Vatican five hundred who are not homopredators, or sodorapists, or who are not routinely and voluntarily engaged in homosexual acts in the holy places there, or those who enable them or send them here and there in the world to hide them, knowing their crimes and that they will commit them again and again against My children, against My young men, I will spare the whole Vatican for the sake of such five hundred.
And the Lay Person, caring for the innocent, answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes. What if there be only one hundred pure clergy? Will You, despite this dear one hundred who daily act chastely in persona Christi in Your Son’s person, will You still destroy the whole Vatican?
And He said: I will not destroy it, if I find this pure one hundred of whom you speak.
And the Lay Person, fearing for the good clergy, even if they were very few, again he said to Him: But if fifty priests and bishops and cardinals be found there, and one wearing papal white, without this sin of disorder, or without enabling or furthering this abomination with its pain and injury to the tens of thousands of victims worldwide, what will You do?
He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of these true fifty ordained for my Son.
And thus the Lay Person pleaded with the Lord for forty. Lord, what if there are still forty who believe and repeat Your words that the wicked shall be cast into everlasting fire, and they do not repeat the heresy that ‘no one can be condemned forever’?
The Lord said I will not send a river to flush away the heresies, nor will I send My lightning bolts to cleanse my Son’s Church of this wickedness, nor will I chasten the just with the evil, if I find forty good there as you say.
Seeing, said the Lay Person, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if thirty-five be found in the Vatican who have had no hand in stealing the money of the faithful to support these abominations, thirty-five who do not live the life of sinful luxury and wicked celebration of this evil, and thirty-five who did not steal the money to pay for these crimes?
He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of such thirty-five.
And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to the Lay Person, and the Lay Person returned to his place, continuing in prayer for God’s ordained.
Them the sun was risen upon the earth, and the Lay Person and his family fled from the Vatican.
And the Lord rained upon the Vatican brimstone and fire from out of heaven. And he destroyed it, and all its wicked inhabitants, doers of evil and those who promoted them and hid their evil.
And the Lay Person got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards what had once been the beauty of the Vatican and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace with the foetid stench of dead men’s burning bones. And he heard the Lord speaking to him.
And the Lord said: My Son’s Church is washed clean of these abominable creatures who are now flushed into the sewers of the netherworld, along with their abominations that sullied virtue calling sin love. His Church is purified of those who furthered these sins, of those who chose freely to forsake Him, who chose this utter destruction to be with the devils, rather than shepherd My people. I loved them, but I could not force them to choose Me, nor could I, in my love and in my justice, or compel them with My power to come back to Me.
And so God destroyed the Vatican and those in it; and remembering the good Lay Person and his family and friends, He delivered them out of the destruction, and they worshipped the Lord in reverence and awe to the end of their days, and then slept with their fathers in the Lord.