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Pope Francis urges global leaders to end 'tyranny' of money!!

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posted on May, 26 2013 @ 05:38 PM
Bitcoin is the answer.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the
existing model obsolete” ~Buckminster Fuller

The Pope may speak against the “cult of money” but his Office is as much a symbol of this Money Cult as the golden calf was a symbol of the fertility cults that flourished 4000 years ago. The golden calf is the symbol of the Age of Taurus and points back to very matriarchal and feminine age in which humanity began to master agriculture and survival needs. In contrast, the image of the Pope on his thrown is a symbol of the money cult and their hierarchical false authority over mankind.

posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:43 AM

posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 12:24 PM
The richest organization in the world that pays NO taxes to any government preaching about the tyranny of money.

That is "rich".

posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by Leonidas

Dear Leonidas,

There may be some misunderstanding here. May I repost something?

So, what happens to the money (and how much is there)?

-- Vatican City State had income of about $340 million and expenses of about $312 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. The Vatican also underlined that the Vatican City State not only pays 1,876 employees but also spends a considerable amount each year in maintenance and restoration of its artistic and architectural treasures, which it said can rightly be described as "one of the most important historical and artistic patrimonies of humanity."

In explaining the city-state’s deficit, the council’s press statement mentioned that the Vatican Museums had opened new exhibition spaces and had extended visiting hours, which means the payroll grew. Vatican City is also launching a major overhaul of its telecommunications infrastructure in which a high-speed fiber optic network will be installed over some 250 miles.

Building, maintenance and restoration work on the colonnade in St. Peter’s Square and on the basilicas of St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major required substantial expenditures, the release said. In addition, “the costs sustained for security inside Vatican City State” and for the major renovation of the Vatican Library, which should open in September, added to the deficit, it said.

Please remember also that as a soverign country there are significant diplomatic expenses as well as items like the Vatican observatory.

I don't know that every penny is perfectly accounted for, but I think you can see that they're not sitting with a cash cow.

With respect,

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:14 AM
I understand and agree with your statement about the Catholic Church's income in Vatican City and Italy. However, that does not take into account the vast assets held by the Church in all over the world, nor the income from those diocese.

The Church is very careful to spread it's assets as diffusely as possible, with no diocese or even the Vatican holding too many assets or income. This serves two main purposes: it makes tallying their asset holding and income almost impossible and; If a diocese is sued for whatever reason only the assets of that very small part of the Church are at risk.

What you posted is no doubt correct, however it is a very small part of the picture and does not take into effect the assets held by the Church directly or as corporate property. In cities like Montreal, Canada they are one of the largest holders of prime commercial real estate in the downtown core and elsewhere, as a single example.

The assets of the worldwide Church as a whole are profound.

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by MariaLida

Christians to spearhead Socialism?

Was in my head the church was so corrupted it was impossible...

Poignant though. Since Socialism should be what they promote.

As ever, ATS brings forward myriad interesting aspects to the issue! Bravo.

Capitalism has had its chance and has been left seriously 'wanting' !
edit on 22-9-2013 by f4andHALFtoads because: just added a few lines

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