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Vatican Orders All Departments to Close All External Accounts
Church Militant ^ | 7/8/20 | Marco Tosatti

Posted on 07/10/2020 6:15:25 PM PDT by marshmallow

Leaked internal letter shows Vatican finances in full crisis

Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, we have received a letter which the prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy and Finance, Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., sent to the heads of all Vatican departments, essentially to ask that they close all current "external" accounts of the various dicasteries and offices and transfer the money preserved in these accounts to APSA, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which is managed by the former secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Bp. Nunzio Galantino, and by Bp. Gustavo Zanchetta. Zanchetta is the bishop protected by Pope Bergoglio who is under investigation in Argentina for alleged sexual abuse of seminarians and criticized for his financial management of the diocese of Oran, from which he suddenly fled, only to reappear at Santa Marta.

.....SNIP......

According to several experts in Vatican finances whom we have consulted, the motive of this letter — which does not seem to have been received with big smiles by the heads of the different dicasteries — indicates one thing above all else — that the Holy See has a desperate need for liquidity, and since it is APSA that pays all the salaries of Vatican employees, the need for funds is mandatory.

Among other things, it has been noted that many organs of the Holy See have accounts in banks other than APSA and IOR (the Institute for Religious Works — from whose account, however, they tell us, you cannot make transfers), which are necessary, for example, for organs like the Vatican Publishing House (LEV) that are concerned with publications. "They are looking between the cushions of the sofa and the armchairs to find the money that has fallen out of their pockets," joked one of the experts whom......

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitalism; francischurch; marxist; popefrancis; vatican; vaticanfinances; zanchetta
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1 posted on 07/10/2020 6:15:25 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

This sounds like something one would order if everything was hunky-dorey.


2 posted on 07/10/2020 6:19:18 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: marshmallow

Maybe if they preached Catholicism instead of “climate change” ...


3 posted on 07/10/2020 6:19:58 PM PDT by Campion (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't they understand?)
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To: marshmallow

https://www.foxnews.com/us/roman-catholic-church-billions-dollars-federal-coronavirus-loans

Where’d that at least $1.4 bil go...?


4 posted on 07/10/2020 6:21:49 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Campion

...and pederasty.


5 posted on 07/10/2020 6:22:35 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: marshmallow

The Pope has been playing the ponies?


6 posted on 07/10/2020 6:22:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: marshmallow

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3863854/posts

Money, money, money!!!


7 posted on 07/10/2020 6:27:00 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Psalm 2. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?)
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To: marshmallow

It’s always about the money.

Always.

L


8 posted on 07/10/2020 6:29:31 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Keep in mind that Deutsch Bank had to pay 150 million dollar fine for working with Epstein and Maxwell on wire transfers for pedos. The pucker factor for the Pope is probably pretty high right now.


9 posted on 07/10/2020 6:38:49 PM PDT by 2Dreamin
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To: marshmallow

A leftist and his money are soon parted.


10 posted on 07/10/2020 6:45:57 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Prediction: G. Maxwell will surprise everyone by not dying anytime soon.)
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To: marshmallow

Gee. too bad the Roman Church doesn’t have any assets or anything


11 posted on 07/10/2020 6:48:24 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: marshmallow

Michael Corleone, pick up the red courtesy phone, please.


12 posted on 07/10/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat ("Forgetting pain is convenient.Remembering it agonizing.But recovering truth is worth the suffering")
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To: marshmallow

The Vatican ( that is Vatican City and its swollen staff, many offices, etc.) made most of its money from the Vatican Museums and tourism...which are gone or seriously reduced now.

Tourism was already declining because nobody wanted to go to see Bergoglio, but the closure and the reductions to the museums have really killed it.

And donations to local churches, which had to give a certain percent to Rome, have plunged, partly because they were already dropping under Bergoglio, and partially because people were abandoned by the Church during this horrible shutdown. Frankly, people now have better uses for their money than to give it to some organization that did nothing to preserve things such as the sacraments or the community from the state’s shut down orders.

So at the Vatican, they’re trying to get all their cash back in so they can still keep the lights on.


13 posted on 07/10/2020 6:52:06 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

o at the Vatican, they’re trying to get all their cash back in so they can still keep the lights on.


What did socialists use before candles?

Lightbulbs


14 posted on 07/10/2020 6:53:57 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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Yeah. Hope Bergoglio enjoys the romantic lighting,


15 posted on 07/10/2020 6:54:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

“Frankly, people now have better uses for their money”


Such as holding on to it in case they need it to buy food, pay the mortgage, fix the car, etc. when they lose their job ?


16 posted on 07/10/2020 6:54:55 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat ("Forgetting pain is convenient.Remembering it agonizing.But recovering truth is worth the suffering")
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I think my parish is doing fairly well financially—of course we are probably an outlier.

We’re allowed to operate at 30% capacity, and there is a need for overflow seating at some, if not most, weekday Masses, as well as most of the Sunday Masses—and and that is with an extra Sunday Mass added.

The altar rail is carefully sprayed down between Masses.


17 posted on 07/10/2020 6:58:54 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: CheshireTheCat

Corleone, indeed. I was just thinking of the phrase “Going to the mattresses” for this.


18 posted on 07/10/2020 7:07:56 PM PDT by katana
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To: marshmallow

The Vatican literally SAVED Western Society in the past. Now they’re leading the charge to destroy.

They can rot in hell.


19 posted on 07/10/2020 7:08:00 PM PDT by BobL
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To: marshmallow

I’m no fan of the Red Pope but in fairness, this at least is something I don’t think can be fairly laid on him. If there is a church anywhere from the village street corner all the way up to national organization, that is not experiencing some kind of financial challenges right now, I’d like to know who they are and how they are managing it.


20 posted on 07/10/2020 7:08:09 PM PDT by NRx (A man of honor passes his father's civilization to his son without surrendering it to strangers.)
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