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Originally posted by Hoping4Wisdom
reply to post by colbe
So his point is pretty thin (the priest). Any credibility the Catholic Church had was lost a while ago when countless cover-ups were discovered. That and the grotesque amounts of money that the "Holy Catholic Church" makes is laughable...
I present the most evil dude on the planet:
That all being said I understand and appreciate the concept of "Jesus" but I don't believe in him or the Bible (which is obviously supposed to be taken as a metaphor[in my opinion anyway]).edit on 24-1-2012 by Hoping4Wisdom because: (no reason given)
Vatican 2010 budget The Vatican can be considered the Church headquarters, the City-State that runs it's own government, or both.
In breaking down the 2010 figures, the Vatican statement said:
– The Holy See, which depends largely on investments for its annual income, had income of $355 million and expenses of $341 million. The number of Holy See employees in 2010 was 2,806, up slightly from 2009.
– Vatican City State had income of $370 million and expenses of nearly $340 million. The Vatican said a major factor in the surplus was a boom in visitors to the Vatican Museums, which occurred despite a general crisis in the tourism industry