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Williams traces how the Vatican's new emphasis on financial stability led it into other morally questionable financial arrangements with Adolf Hitler, the fascist state of Croatia and reputed Sicilian Mafia financier Michele Sindona. He examines carefully the establishment and workings of the Instituto per le Opere di Religione, commonly known as the Vatican Bank, "an entity unto itself without corporate or ecclesiastical ties to any other agency within the Holy See." While parts of the book overlap with other recent works on the Vatican and the popes (especially on Pius XI's refusal to censure the brutal ethnic cleansing of Orthodox Serbs and Jews by Croatia's Ustashi regime), this is a surprisingly solid short look at the dubious financial dealings of the Vatican from the 1920s to the present.
Originally posted by Danbones
between the oil and arms alone...let alone the drug trafficking, money laundering, and white slavery/pedo trade - afterall the mideast is a hotbed for the afore mentioned novel pasttimes
Originally posted by burntheships
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Technically neither David nor Solomon were jews, the word jew didn't exist until Babylon and David would have followed Jesus not Rabbinical judaism. Neither is that the room where the last supper occured as the original building was destroyed. That being said, that isn't the spot where David's tomb is either, so the story should really read "Papacy finds a place in Jerusalem".
Interesting points, and I would agree. Your title is good, I attempted to try and
use the titles found in the articles, and then we can take it from there.
I hope someone, maybe you can post up some factual information about Kind David,
and the geograhpical accurate history.
ETA, I changed the headline in the OP to refelct this.edit on 21-2-2013 by burntheships because: (no reason given)
Vatican and Israeli negotiators announced “significant progress” toward an agreement after a June 5 negotiating session, and an Israeli official predicted that a long-awaited agreement on the legal and economic status of Church institutions in the Holy Land would be completed before the end of this year.
Zeev Elkin, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, joined in the June 5 talks along with Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, a Vatican undersecretary of State. The participation of ranking officials in the negotiations could be further evidence that an accord is nearly, after 20 years of often desultory talks.
The Vatican-Israeli accord was promised as part of the “Fundamental Agreement” that was announced in 1993, opening the way for Vatican recognition of Israel. Negotiations proceeded fitfully for several years, and had effectively stopped before US intervention helped prompt renewed talks beginning in 2004. Since that time, Israeli government spokesmen have often said that an agreement was close, whereas Vatican officials have been more circumspect in their public statements.
However, after the June 5 meeting the Vatican negotiators joined in a public statement noting the “significant progress” of the talks. The joint statement indicated that both parties hoped to accelerate the talks and “look forward to an expedited conclusion in the near term.”