Francis’ Vatican ran in 2018 a record deficit: 70 million on a budget of 300 million euro.
The reasons: Francis messed up the Vatican’s financial reform, and donations are drying up because Catholic donors refuse to pay for his anti-Catholic adventures.
A populist Francis wants to hire “more laypeople” but this comes with a price: The salaries of some "laypeople" reach 15,000 euros a month. The Vatican has about 5,000 employees.
To save a little money, Sunday overtime of two Vatican lift operators was cut, and Francis got stuck in the elevator without anybody to rescue him.
A cardinal criticized Francis’ [populist] decision to prohibit the sale of cigarettes which deprived the Vatican of a safe source of income. Only: “Cigars are still sold because someone high up is interested in them," he told IlGiornale.it (September 20).
On September 20, the Vatican’s liberal bankrupts held an emergency meeting.
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GTVisrockin likes this.
Hope he doesn't get shown "Shoes of the Fisherman"(1968) He'll start to sell off things like the Pieta, Vatican Museum pieces, rent out St Peters for an ecumenical conclave, etc, etc.
That might be a good thing. The Vatican would get a hefty piece of change for that grotesque, blasphemous "Resurrection" sculpture in the Paul VI Audience Hall. Wiki tells me it's 80 metric tons of bronze/ copper. There's some serious salvage value in that much scrap metal.
This, and only this, could motivate the Curia to take a favorable stance on the Pope's removal.
With Marx lined up already acting like the Pope in waiting, this wouldn't necessarily be a good thing. Our Lady warned us in Fatima, La Salette, Our Lady of Good Success; apostasy, bishop against bishop, natural calamities. We just have to pray and sacrifice. I love Bisho Schneider and Cardinal Burke calling for prayer and sacrifice in the 40 days leading to the synod!
onda likes this.
Doesn't he get piles of money from Opus Dei?
He better play nice with the Americans, or no more money for the Vatican.