Catholic church in Dublin near financial ruin

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Catholic church in Dublin near financial ruin

Post by Feardorcha » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:14 pm

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0817/church.html

Great news from RTE tonight; The Catholic diocese of Dublin is close to financial collapse.
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Re: Catholic church in Dublin near financial ruin

Post by mkaobrih » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:38 pm

Probably cause they sent all their monies to Rome so that they don’t have to pay child rape compo here and can plead poor. Like when they transferred schools over to trusts so that they can't be taken by the state. Sneaky bastards.
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Re: Catholic church in Dublin near financial ruin

Post by Ryano » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:34 pm

Probably cause they sent all their monies to Rome so that they don’t have to pay child rape compo here and can plead poor. Like when they transferred schools over to trusts so that they can't be taken by the state. Sneaky bastards.


++++1 No "Probably" about it, that's exactly what is behind this - it's not likely the Vatican State couldn't give them an auld Bailout...sure isn't everybody getting one these days!! Especially the Catholic countries PIGS (Portugal/Ireland/Italy/Spain/Greece). Okay Greece more Orthodox! :roll:
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Re: Catholic church in Dublin near financial ruin

Post by aZerogodist » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:37 am

http://www.money.co.uk/misc/the-busines ... ligion.htm
Catholicism
The Catholic Church isn't without its critics. The traditional bells-and-smells Catholic services extol the virtues of a life without possessions, and an existence free of money. However, the Catholic Church harbours some of the world's greatest and most exquisite works of art, and vast gold deposits stored around the world.

Number of followers: 1.181 billion worldwide and rising.

Notorious for: Pope Benedict XVI claiming that the distribution of condoms is making the AIDs crisis "worse", along with some known cases of child abuse.
Fortune comes from: Mostly priceless works of art, but the Catholic Church were implicated in the disappearance of plundered Nazi gold, discovered in a shrine in Fatima, which the Church admitted to having in 2000. Tourism to the Vatican accounts for some of their income.

Total worth: Hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide.

Spends on: Upkeep of an extensive international network of churches, compensation payouts for abuse victims (totalling over half a billion dollars in the USA). It is also one of the largest provider of humanitarian care and relief aid in the world.
Pleading poverty :roll:
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