Portimao, Algarve - (Disaster Press): Portuguese press sources have claimed that the sinister self-flagellation sect Opus Dei is being probed about a cover-up of vital clues in the disappearance of Maddie McCann.
Algarve prosecutors suspect that the cult recruited Kate and Gerry McCann "some time before 9/11" to act as sleepers before a mission of great importance.
Then on the day of their child's disappearance they pressurised them both to concoct an abduction story while locals secretly fought to save Maddie's life after she accidentally swallowed her mother's methadone scrip.
"She could have been in a coma for several days," an editorial in the Algarve Sunshine News said today.
"Then Opus Dei secretly arranged for a Stelios Easy-Jet charterd private plane to fly the body back to England so the child could be buried close to her parents' home," the editorial concluded.
The Opus Dei sect has fought a relentless turf war among opposing factions of a chivalric Papal secret society in Portugal and Spain during the last five years.
According to Interpol this has culminated in the mass bribing of police, justice and security/intelligence officials.
Opus Dei has been seeking financial control of the Sacred Constantinian Military Order of St George
which has split into two - a Italian Mafia-controlled branch and a Spanish fascist mobster-controlled offshoot.
Both claim dynastic supremacy over 'mere mortals' much in the same way that the Knights Templar asserted the superiority of a Merovignian line they invented "to shut up French dissent about Mary Magdalene."
Anthony Bailey - a chum of the Blairs - is the Order's recruitment agent for UK and Ireland.
His sudden mysterious rise to fabulous wealth has been described by successive British newspapers as at total odds to his earning powers as a semi-literate Hellfire Club toerag.