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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
skeptical people forget what happened to the last pope who openly tried to change the finances of the vatican, he made it 30 days in office before dropping dead of a "heart attack". the body was embalmed quickly, erasing the ability to get evidence.
i'll give him a chance before i hate on him.
Originally posted by Murgatroid
Pegging the hypocrisy meter there a bit, aren't we?
The Vatican owns 25 percent of the world's gold bullion...
More gold than all world governments combined in fact.( Source )
The Vatican solid gold bullion worth billions, is stored with the Rothschild controlled Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve Bank.
refers to a speaker in the English parliament who never makes that statement. The speech is also discussed at dailybail.com... which includes this statement:
The Vatican owns 25 percent of the world's gold bullion...More gold than all world governments combined in fact
Many are now convinced that the mysterious Foundation X is the international financing scam wich goes by OITC - The Office of International Treasury Control.
This comes from the same article which states:
The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator, and property owner in existence. Possessing more material wealth than any bank, corporation, giant trust, or government anywhere on the globe. The Pope, who is the visible ruler of this colossal global wealth is one of the richest men on Earth.
We need better sources for flat statements with no backup.
Roman Law uses the law of the sea because all human institutions in the Roman system are make-believe ships at sea (incorporated bodies).
The ‘all caps’ spelling does not make the ‘legal identity name” (strawman). It is where the family name has been converted into a ’surname - primary name’. The all caps only signifies that the name carries with its use the status of slave pledged as chattel in bankruptcy of the State.
Mr. Cipriani described the Vatican bank as a financially cautious organization that has €6 billion ($7.48 billion) in assets, including gold reserves at the U.S. Federal Reserve. The bank invests less than 5% of its portfolio in riskier securities like stocks, Mr. Cipriani said.
While the Vatican sets doctrine and exercises strong authority over the Church's two main branches, the far-flung religious orders and dioceses, both are self- supporting from grass-roots sources. Each administrative unit of a religious order and each diocese is an independent corporation with assets that the papacy cannot touch.
About half the Vatican's $500 million in investments generate little or no income. Some $100 million is parked in bank accounts, and the Vatican's gold hoard, bought in the 1930s at an average price of $35 an ounce, is now worth $100 million at $450 an ounce. Not a single bar of the papal bullion, which sits in the vaults of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has ever been sold.
As the Vatican reaches out for financial help, Catholics the world over are wondering how this source of pomp and inspiration, the heart of the universal Church, could have fallen on such hard times. Put off by the scandals and secrecy, and misled by the illusion of wealth, Catholics are finally getting the whole truth.
49% (84 votes) Yes! Pope Francis is everything I hoped for.
24% (40 votes) Not really. Pope Francis started out great, but I'm starting to feel disappointed.
23% (39 votes) Indifferent. I didn't have many expectations for Pope Francis to begin with.
4% (7 votes) There's a new pope?
Originally posted by gladtobehere
I was with him until he started blaming the free markets.
Originally posted by UNIT76
...and here comes the push for digital currency
that recent "deal" with vatican & israel maybe starting to make more sense now