Saturday, August 18, 2012

Money From Heaven: Just How Rich Is The Roman Catholic Church?

Praise Be To The Farthing, And To The Coin, And To The Holy Gold

Could the Vatican do more to help the world's poorest? Let's see...  

"The Vatican's treasure of solid gold has been estimated by the United Nations World Magazine to amount to several billion dollars. A large bulk of this is stored in gold ingots with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, while banks in England and Switzerland hold the rest. But this is just a small portion of the wealth of the Vatican, which in the U.S. alone, is greater than that of the five wealthiest giant corporations of the country. When to that is added all the real estate, property, stocks and shares abroad, then the staggering accumulation of the wealth of the Catholic church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment." 

As Jesus said, "Don't store up your treasures here on earth..." "Sell all you have, give it to the poor..." "In as much as you have [served] the poorest among you, you've done it to me..." 

Think, Church, think. You've got it all wrong.

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