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Originally posted by andre18
During the Dark ages the Catholic Church not only horded the wealth they collected from the poor… but horded knowledge, they kept the masses ignorant and in the dark by denying them a basic education.
According to one global source, the Vatican is the main destination for over $55 billion in illegal Italian money laundering and the number 8 destination worldwide for laundered money, ranked well ahead of such offshore havens as the Bahamas, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
In a recent report by the London Telegraph and the Inside Fraud Bulletin, the Vatican was named as a top "cut out" country along with the offshore banking centers of Nauru, Macao, and Mauritius. A "cut out" country is one whose banking secrecy makes it is all but impossible to trace laundered funds back to their source.
Together with other survivors of the little-known “Croatian Holocaust”, Dorich has launched a suit against the Vatican Bank and the Franciscan order to try to prove this. His claims concern the funding of the “ratlines”, the network of escape routes for Nazis and other fascists fleeing Europe at the end of World War II. His suit claims that the Vatican Bank and the Franciscans helped members of a brutal, pro-Nazi regime in Croatia hide and launder millions of dollars worth of loot, including gold and jewelery taken from concentration camp prisoners and the proceeds of slave labour.
Originally posted by an3rkist
I agree that you need to quote sources, otherwise this is going to be a bloodbath of flaming. It also shows that your theories have some evidentiary basis and prevents certain trolls who are here for no reason other than to defend the Catholic Church from saying nothing more than, "You're wrong" and leaving. (Annoying to no end.)
[edit on 20/3/08 by an3rkist]
Originally posted by Bigwhammy
They really do not even follow the Bible. They believe anything the Pope write is scripture.