Italy's financial crisis turns up heat on the Vatican

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Tulip1
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Italy's financial crisis turns up heat on the Vatican

Post by Tulip1 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:40 pm

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BN ... 96894.html

They are getting it from all sides.
Pope says atheists pick & choose their morals. Correct. Today I will be frowning on child abuse & not having a problem with homosexuality.
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Re: Italy's financial crisis turns up heat on the Vatican

Post by paolovf » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Wow!
The Church also benefits from a yearly share of income tax that Italians can pay to it instead of to the state - the result of an agreement between former prime minister Bettino Craxi and the Vatican dating back to 1984.
I thought this was particularly ridiculous since the Vatican is supposed to be an independent sovereign state.
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