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May 12, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Princess Gloria is one of the wealthiest women in Germany. Born to German nobility in 1960, at twenty-years-old she married Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis. Raised Catholic, she stopped attending mass after it became boring and “unattractive” when guitars were introduced. She now attends mass daily and told me that “the sacraments are the key to the well being of the soul.”

Princess Gloria is a unique, special person. Among other things, she is known for her philanthropy and being friends with both Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton. In the 1980s, she lived a jet-set lifestyle and knew Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. Some called her “the punk princess” due to her fashion sense.

Today, I had the honor of speaking with her about those years but also about her views on the Church and politics. “Russia today is much more Christian than any other Western country,” she says. “We have to acknowledge” that the Eastern countries are our friends and that Russia is more on our side than the “anti-Catholic and anti-Christian” globalist class.

Princess Gloria also shares her thoughts on Pope Francis, the crisis in the Church, and her faith.

“I always think it is very good if the people see that we are a happy religon.” To be Catholic is to know “everything has a happy end.”

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.