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The Vaticans Colossal Wealth - They Started The Prosperity Gospel by Nobody: 2:26pm On Aug 07, 2011
Re: The Vaticans Colossal Wealth - They Started The Prosperity Gospel by Nobody: 2:34pm On Aug 07, 2011
Bankers' best guesses about the Vatican's wealth put it at $10 billion to $15 billion. Of this wealth, Italian stockholdings alone run to $1.6 billion, 15% of the value of listed shares on the Italian market. The Vatican has big investments in banking, insurance, chemicals, steel, construction, real estate. Dividends help pay for Vatican expenses and charities such as assisting 1,500,000 children and providing some measure of food and clothing to 7,000,000 needy Italians. Unlike ordinary stockholders, the Vatican pays no taxes on this income, which led the leftist Rome weekly L'Espresso last week to call it "the biggest tax evader in Italy."

In 1962, Italy placed a 15% tax on all stock dividends, which two years later was raised to a 30% maximum. A rider to the original law that would have exempted the Vatican was specifically struck down. Nevertheless, the Vatican refused to pay the taxes—which might run upwards of $15 million a year-citing the Lateran Treaty of 1929 between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini ( Mussolini was a fascist and Hitlers right hand ally ) .

At that time, Italy agreed to pay the Pope $39 million in cash and $52 million in 5% government bonds as indemnity for losses suffered by the Pope when the Papal States were incorporated into Italy in 1870. Under Pius XII, Vatican money was shrewdly invested in stocks and real estate, and the capital has multiplied manyfold. The treaty also recognized the sovereignty of the Vatican, and a 1942 law written "in the spirit of the Concordat" exempted the Vatican from paying certain taxes then existing on dividends.

The Christian Democrats, who have ruled Italy most of the time since the war, never wanted to collect the dividend tax from the Vatican, but were under strong pressure from their Socialist coalition partners. Said Socialist Vice-Premier Pietro Nenni early last year: "No Socialist can take the responsibility for giving the Vatican tens of billions of lire." Caught in the crossfire, Christian Democratic Premier Aldo Moro asked the Vatican for a list of all its Italian stockholdings, assuring the Holy

See that the exemption would then be granted. But the Vatican Secretary of State, Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, coldly replied that a sovereign government does not tell another about the state of its finances.

Still trying to legalize the Vatican's refusal to pay the tax, the Christian Democrats in the government wrote a bill—Law No. 1773—that would exempt Vatican dividends and slipped it through Parliament during the presidential crisis that followed the resignation of President Antonio Segni. But before the bill could be promulgated, the Socialists read it and blocked it.

That made the Vatican furious. A spokesman hinted that unless the harassment ceased, the Holy See would sell its Italian stockholdings. The dumping of millions of shares of stock on the already shaky Italian market would precipitate a financial crisis and bring down the Italian government. Under the threat, the Moro government will probably give final approval to Law No. 1773.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,833509,00.html#ixzz1ULkU7RQb
Re: The Vaticans Colossal Wealth - They Started The Prosperity Gospel by Nobody: 2:39pm On Aug 07, 2011
Vatican Wealth "Truly Astonishing" As Simple Beggar Asking For Help Reveals World Problems

According to researchers, Catholic Church infiltrated by Illuminists disguised as Jesuits with world domination as their goal and deception and war their main tools.
16 Mar 2006

By Greg Szymanski

The Italian priest saying Mass in what looked like a gold plated church near the Spanish Steps in Rome was about to give his sermon when in stormed a street beggar screaming at the top of his lungs.

"Give me the money and give it to the starving people like me. All criminals at the altar, especially you Father with all those golden rings and chalices!" cried the street person in Italian, as several church ushers rushed to remove him from the premises.

While being pushed out of the Church like a piece of garbage, he made one last plea to those attending Holy Sunday Mass. "Don't give him the money, please don't give it him! I need to eat. So do many others. All they do here is steal your money while many die in the streets.!"

The incident occurred on a bright sunny summer morning in 1982 at a time when the Vatican Bank was entangled in Italy's biggest financial scandal in its history, involving high ranking Vatican figures, the P2 Masonic Lodge, the Mafia and corrupt politicians and financiers.

And it was a time - especially in Rome and behind the Vatican walls - when all the bigwigs were covering their dirty tracks, covering trails that most likely led to the untimely death of Pope Paul I, Bank of Ambrosian chairman, Roberto Calvi, financier Michael Sindona and the looting of billions of dollars from Vatican bank coffers.

The murders and the whereabouts of the stolen money still remain a mystery today, but the incident with the street beggar in the small Rome Church said it all.

In one quick, desperate moment a poor man spoke the true words of God in his own house, exposing the criminals who have infiltrated the Catholic Church for what they really are - common thieves and thugs who hide behind the cloth, using their collected wealth for evil not good, while millions die around the world from war and starvation.

For those in attendance, including this journalist, at what can be called the "Beggar's Mass," it was a moment of awakening, perhaps a moment that put the entire global conflict into proper prospective, as greed and power ushered out the poor and needy right at the altar of God.

If anyone is interested, the unknown Italian street beggar wasn't given any food that day from the fat cats at the Church. In fact, the golden doors were slammed shut on his face as the man walked off, disappearing down the narrow and cobblestoned Rome streets.

But as he walked off, the Vatican scandal raged on in the Italian papers, illustrating the enormous divide between the rich and poor and the impossible task of straightening things out.

Further, the corruption in the Church and the manipulation of its vast wealth continues today, as many observers and researchers claim the Illuminati, for lack of a better word, have not only taken over the vast wealth, influence and power of the Catholic Church, but also of all the other major religions and governments of the world.

And if anyone thinks controlling the Vatican's wealth and holdings isn't an important priority of the New World Order's global domination and genocide plan, think again.

Many historians and researchers and even one American Congressman have openly said the Vatican, through the Jesuit Order in firm control of the Illuminati, is also in control of the United States Federal Reserve.

And they contend whoever controls the Federal Reserve of New York controls the whole United States Federal Reserve, saying the roots of this control lead to the Vatican

In his 1980's book Vatican Billions, the late Avro Manhattan, a writer and researcher who prescribes to the above theory, detailed a portion of the Vatican holdings, revealing its vast wealth and influence around the world. Further, other contemporary researchers suggested the Vatican's true wealth has since greatly multiplied and the vast fortune may never be known since the bank is cloaked in secrecy, no oversight and considered to be the perfect money laundering system.

"The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan Bank, the Chase-Manhattan Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others," wrote Manhattan.

"The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, International Business Machines, T.W.A., etc. At a conservative estimate, these amount to more than 500 million dollars in the U.S.A. alone."

Manhattan's complete findings can be read in his book Vatican Billions, but here is a excerpt of some important Vatican financial facts:

"In a statement published in connection with a bond prospectus, the Boston archdiocese listed its assets at Six Hundred and Thirty-five Million ($635,891,004), which is 9.9 times its liabilities. This leaves a net worth of Five Hundred and Seventy-one million dollars ($571,704,953). It is not difficult to discover the truly astonishing wealth of the church, once we add the riches of the twenty-eight archdioceses and 122 dioceses of the U.S.A., some of which are even wealthier than that of Boston.

"Some idea of the real estate and other forms of wealth controlled by the Catholic church may be gathered by the remark of a member of the New York Catholic Conference, namely 'that his church probably ranks second only to the United States Government in total annual purchase.' Another statement, made by a nationally syndicated Catholic priest, perhaps is even more telling. 'The Catholic Church,' he said, 'must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government.'

"The Catholic church, once all her assets have been put together, is the most formidable stockbroker in the world. The Vatican, independently of each successive pope, has been increasingly orientated towards the U.S. The Wall Street Journal said that the Vatican's financial deals in the U.S. alone were so big that very often it sold or bought gold in lots of a million or more dollars at one time.

"The Vatican's treasure of solid gold has been estimated by the United Nations World Magazine to amount to several billion dollars. A large bulk of this is stored in gold ingots with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, while banks in England and Switzerland hold the rest. But this is just a small portion of the wealth of the Vatican, which in the U.S. alone, is greater than that of the five wealthiest giant corporations of the country. When to that is added all the real estate, property, stocks and shares abroad, then the staggering accumulation of the wealth of the Catholic church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment.

"The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state of the whole globe. The pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century. No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars."

Further. Manhattan in his book talks about how the Phillipines has virtually been taken over by the Vatican and its infiltrators, who are hijacking the Church.

Manhattan traces in his book, specifically in chapters 1-11, how millions of Filipinos are unaware that their country is secretly controlled by the Roman Catholic Church, adding there is no doubt that the Jesuit Order is the master planner.

"The very reason, the Philippines is now in deep political turmoil and economic trouble and now one of the poor country in the world," wrote Manhattan. "As I've said many times that the Catholic Church is the hidden central conspiracy force manipulating the Philippines."
Re: The Vaticans Colossal Wealth - They Started The Prosperity Gospel by tefund(m): 1:13pm On Feb 26, 2013
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