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sounds like "they or he" knows something is coming, and is looking to "get the hell out of dodge" before it's to late...or, maybe get their assets out of Vatican city
He is Old and WILL die soon........
I They have more money laundering going on in the Vatican bank then the global banking cartels. And they operate in complete secrecy and completely separated from any government in the world. Yes the Vatican is really the largest and most secret organization in the world and dares any to threaten it in any way with the worlds resources ready to back it. They don't have a standing army but have the worlds standing armies at its call. And now its leader has decided it must change? Makes you wonder what role the Pope sees coming?
It was a discovery which, according to one account, horrified Pope John Paul I, who wrote: "...this morning, I flushed my toilet with a solid gold lever edged with diamonds and at this very moment, bishops and cardinals are using a bathroom on the second floor of the Papal palace with trappings, I am told, (that) would draw more than fifty million dollars at auction."
Trillion Dollar Nest Egg
When all its global properties - stretching from St. Peter's Basilica to Brazil to Old Bond Street - are added up, the Vatican's nest egg, experts say, amounts to trillions of dollars.
On Tuesday, Francis named Mariano Crociata, formerly the secretary of the Italian bishops' conference (CEI), as the new bishop of the diocese of Latina. It raised eyebrows in church circles because the last four secretaries of CEI were all named to major archdioceses that put them in line to become princes of the church and heavy-hitters of the first order -- Cardinals Camillo Ruini, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Ennio Antonelli and Giuseppe Betori. (If you don't know those names, you haven't been paying attention.)
Francis also has made it clear he'd like to change the statutes for CEI to allow the bishops to choose their own president and secretary rather than being the only conference in the world where those jobs are assigned directly by the pope.
Taken together, these are moves away from careerism -- with Crociata, Francis has signaled that serving as secretary of a bishops' conference is no guarantee of a cardinal's red hat -- and toward greater collegiality.
Given that CEI is the largest and arguably most important bishops' conference in the world, rivaling if not surpassing the Germans' and the Americans', these two bits of reform carry some real weight.
Also on Tuesday, the Vatican released a motu proprio, or legal document, from Francis regarding the Financial Information Authority (known as "AIF"), a watchdog unit erected by Benedict XVI in 2010, along with a communique from the government of the Vatican City State.
The new AIF law allows its president to be a layperson rather than a cardinal, specifying only that the chief executive should be "chosen among people of proven honor, without conflicts of interest and with recognized competence in the juridical, economic, financial fields."
Turning to other faiths, Francis said that ties with Islam had taken on "great importance" for the Catholic Church because of the growing number of Muslim immigrants in many traditionally Christian countries.
"We Christians should embrace with affection and respect Muslim immigrants to our countries in the same way that we hope and ask to be received and respected in countries of Islamic tradition," he said.
"I ask and I humbly entreat those countries to grant Christians freedom to worship and to practice their faith, in light of the freedom which followers of Islam enjoy in Western countries."
reply to post by DrunkYogi
Would you say that there are Catholic officials that want to stay distanced from Jesuits?
Of course you are inferring the Jesuits are the illuminati trope?
Or am I misreading?
It is strange. The Pope had to see the NSA and world spying and what it does in order to look inward and see it in himself. The Vatican the largest and oldest NSA spying network in history. They have more spies on the ground around the world then the US and NSA. They have more money laundering going on in the Vatican bank then the global banking cartels. And they operate in complete secrecy and completely separated from any government in the world. Yes the Vatican is really the largest and most secret organization in the world and dares any to threaten it in any way with the worlds resources ready to back it. They don't have a standing army but have the worlds standing armies at its call. And now its leader has decided it must change? Makes you wonder what role the Pope sees coming? Will he draw back or is this a sign of regrouping for a new push forward and another Crusade under a banner? Russia has decided with the US that the Muslims are evil terrorist. You have many countries who have been brought together to fight the terrorist in their country under the war on terror. If countries truly reach the point of the enemy of my enemy is not my friend but possibly my enemy too. Who will lead that fight? The Pope and a new Crusade? It would end up with every country doing the same thing the Pope is currently doing. Looking inside themselves and truly deciding if they like what they see and purging that which they don't like.
I still can't see how this will end good. You can not end evil it is a Ying and Yang. It will all ways be there. But balance between them must be kept. Maybe a World War where every body turns on every body else and the world is full of isolationist. A global war on NWO because they truly can't chose a leader. But it will only strengthen those who will say it is a war against communism all over again.
As you can see this does confuse me also.
reply to post by InTheLight
Let's not overdue it. The Catholic Church is still full of idolatry and many people taking the broad road...