Giuseppe Siri (20 May 1906–2 May 1989) was an Italian Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Genoa from 1946 to 1987 and was made a Cardinal by Pope Pius XII. Supporters of the Siri thesis also refer to him as Pope Gregory XVII and the Pope in Red: they claim that he was elected to the Papacy in the 1958 and 1963 conclaves, instead of Angelo Roncalli and Giovanni Montini, but because he was very much of a traditional Catholic mind against the neo-modernists, certain forces threatened to kill his family if he accepted (FBI sources seem to confirm that he was elected).
|“||I am the most relentless enemy of communism because it destroys man, destroys the economy, destroys everything [...] I remember going to Pius XII once, and I saw on his desk, otherwise perfectly empty, two books: one was on collegiality. He asked me what I thought about it: 'Holiness, throw it out. I read it and there is nothing good in it.' [...] And there are those who define Rahner as 'the number one theologian.' But I smell errors from far away; it is a matter of sniffing.||”|
|— 30 Days Magazine, 17 January 1985.|
- "Former FBI Consultant Claims: U.S. Intel Docs show Cardinal Siri elected Pope Gregory XVII in 1958". Novus Ordo Watch. Retrieved on 14 March 2012.