Friday, 27 November 2015

WHY DOES THE POPE BRING WORDS AND NOT MONEY?

Pope Francis waves to local residents as he drives to St Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis waves to local residents as he drives to St Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya
Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in
Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in today, saying that access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have dignified, adequate housing.
Francis insisted on access to a basic sewage system, rubbish collection, electricity as well as schools, hospitals and sport facilities during a visit to the Kangemi slum on Nairobi’s north western edge.
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I AM SURE WE ALL AGREE WITH POPE FRANCIS THAT THE POOR SHOULD HAVE THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE.

BUT WHY HAS POPE FRANCIS GONE TO AFRICA WITH MERE WORDS?

WHY DID HE NOT BRING SOME OF THE VATICAN MONEY AND WEALTH WITH HIM TO GIVE TO THOSE POOR?

And please don'y give me the nonsense that the Pope owns nothing personally and therefore has nothing to give.

Just read, as I have this week, Gianluigi Nuzzi's newly published book: MERCHANTS IN THE TEMPLE and you will clearly see that the Vatican and those in it are rich beyond imagining. 


You will learn that:

1. The Vatican Bank had to block a credit card belonging to Archbishop Georg Ganswein (Pope Benedict's partner) that contained a large sum of money!

Bennie and Georgie


2. That in recent years the Vatican had become a SAINT MAKING FACTORY that had made millions of euros by canonising saints. One lay Vatican official had been paid Euros 40,000 as an "initial payment" for starting to make someone a saint.

3. Vatican cardinals used to being driven in expensive limousines were hiding those limos in garages and were seen in Fiat Pandas.



4. Many cardinals were demanding apartments that had waiting rooms; television rooms, bathrooms, reception rooms, tea rooms and libraries and paying no rent.

5. When Cardinal Pell took over the Vatican finances he discovered, at first glance, Euros 94 million in accounts that were not accounted for. 

6. 27,000 people in Rome had cards to but tax free petrol at the Vatican.

7. The Vatican shop sold tobacco products to 11,000 customers many of whom exceeded their allowance of 80 cartons (800 packets a year ). Are there cardinals and priests in the Vatican smoking 310 cigarettes a week ?


Vatican Silk Cigarette Card - Pope Pius X

8. A check on Vatican properties revealed that the Vatican owned seven times more property around the world that is listed in its books and accounts. 



9. The Vatican owns property around Europe worth Euros 591 million.

10. The St Peter's Square Christmas tree in Rome costs Euros 500,000.



11. That there are several bank accounts belonging to DEAD POPES with vast amounts of money flowing through them - 20, 30 and 40 years after those popes are dead.

I could go on and on. Read Nuzzi's book for yourself. It is based on leaked Vatican documents and taped meetings - some of Pope Francis himself.

ALL I WANT TO SAY IT - WITH ALL THIS MONEY WHY DOES FRANCIS ONLY BRING WORDS TO THE WORLD'S STARVING, THIRSTY, SICK, POOR AND HOMELESS ???


20 comments:

  1. The Vatican also makes it possible for the Irish college wedding industry. The Lateran Basilica & Irish college are vatican territory

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  2. On a deeper level the Popeis a political leader of a country. This should give him some clout on the world stage. There are vatican ambassadors in many countries. The Kingdom of God is in but not of the world. Vatican assets are huge. The question is if the profits of SCV are being used to promote the Kingdom of God in a real way.

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  3. Fr Constantine Bile29 November 2015 at 18:53

    The Holy Father cannot give away Vatican wealth as it is given by gifts. You do not give away gifts.

    People are poor and hungry because of their corrupt governments.

    The wealth of the Holy See must be used to convert everyone to the One True Faith.

    If everyone in the world was a Catholic all the present problems would go away.

    Father C Bile

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    1. I can see no point seeking to engage you, C. Bile in any serious discussion. Your comments above, and previously are so patently ill informed and illogical, that I find it difficult to believe that anyone with any intelligence or understanding could hold such opinions.
      So I draw two main conclusions, either the logical corollory of my last sentence, or that C. Bile is actually a nom de plume for someone consciously seeking to be provocative for the sake of it.
      MMM

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    2. Fr Constantine Bile30 November 2015 at 13:29

      Mr MMM,

      Both your "conclusions" involve you attacking me rather than addressing my points.

      Argumentum ad hominum.

      Who then is the illogical one?

      Rev C Bile

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    3. Your "points" are opinions you are entirely entitled to hold, for indeed, de gustibus non est disputandum".
      I'm sorry you feel attacked, but in commenting, my intention was simply to state that your comments as far as I am concerned, are so consistently outlandish that I see no point in debating them, so I must leave you to hold them/those opinions, but knowing that I, for one, regard them as fatuous.

      Sit vis tecum, et die dulci fruere.
      MMM

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    4. Father Constantine Bile30 November 2015 at 17:41

      Sir, You show yourself to be a pedant!

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    5. Begorra Fr Bile you are right!! Please say 3 hail marys for the souls in purgatory & for the intentions of our holy father the pope

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  4. Seriously MMM - you are totes wasting your time arguing with Connie. You might as well argue with Keith Lemon, or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, or Charlie Chaplin who died in 1977..... etc etc

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    1. Like it, and of course I entirely agree!
      MMM

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  5. MMM I believe Fr Bile is a construct designed to stir the proverbial pot

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    1. As I suggested Sean:perhaps a nom de plume. But from some weird comments might suggest a nom de nonsense!
      I used wonder how some people held very patently idiotic views, until the realisation suddenly dawned on me.

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  6. Fr Constantine Bile1 December 2015 at 16:05

    I was not constructed. I was created.

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    1. You sure are quite a "creation" Connie boy lol I wonder which particular clerical joker created your character??

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    2. Fr Constantine Bile1 December 2015 at 21:41

      I am a creation of Down and Connor in all its glory.

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    3. Is that the same "glory", Connie, that 'created' (spawned) Danny Curran, Jim Donaghy, Johnny McCallum, along with a number of others who are "in trouble"?

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  7. What a tragic, sad and dangerous sociopath you are, seek help. Is this the equivalent of the revenge clerical site! So sad. How many personalities can one man hold?

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  8. As the creator of the unethical behavior of the shame culture, how do you feel? How much do you make? Sham.

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    1. Fr Constantine Bile2 December 2015 at 09:06

      I have no girl friend.
      I have no boyfriend.
      I have never hurt a child.
      I do not like Bobbio.
      I do not steal parish funds.
      I pray.
      I believe.
      I do not abuse power.
      I do not rush Mass.
      I prepare my homilies.
      I am in my parish 24 / 7.
      I visit hospitals.
      I am not homophobic.
      I do not spend big money on clothes, cars, holidays or luxuries.
      I drink in moderation.
      I do not smoke.
      I have the odd wank to stop me going crazy.

      Am I sick?

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    2. Father Bile, This is a side of you we have not seen before.

      The above suggests you are a good priest.

      No you are not sick, unless there is another side to you you are not telling us about.

      I think you might even be on the Way.

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