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I'm just curious as to what those symbols of opulence and wealth serve. The Pope may not personally own those things, but he isn't living a life that even remotely comes close to the poverty that so many people under his rule live in. Mother Theresa was a hypocrite in her own way, but at least she didn't wear millions of dollars in gold and jewelry while she got down in the trenches to help those in poverty. The Vatican is worth how much? And how does that wealth help further the salvation of others or ease their burdens in this life?
Answer by jsbenkert at 6:25 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Well all religions are wealthy not just the catholic
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Answer by DJDNY at 6:47 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 5:32 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Answer by AF4life at 5:29 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
"The Pagans?" [adnilm]
Do you even realize HOW MANY DIFFERENT religions those two words cover or do you just enjoy talking out of your ass? I mean seriously, do you really believe the Catholic Church is the ONLY religious branch that does charitible work?
"They have safeguarded these priceless pieces of art and literature for thousands of years." [adnilm]
You mean the ones they decided not to destroy. Great works of art were lost forever because the church deemed the "obscene" or they had the art "changed" to suit their purtanical ideals.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:46 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Answer by layh41407 at 5:40 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Answer by dullscissors at 5:48 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
What then? The Atheists are going to take over? The Pagans? Who? I would be happy to do that and I wouldn't need a golden throne or jewel-encrusted robes or 20 different limos. Rent the vatican art treasures out to every catholic on earth, then it would still belong to the catholic church and everyone would get to enjoy it and it would bring in enough money to run the catholic charities.
Answer by witchqueen at 7:42 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Answer by Mme.Langley at 9:40 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Answer by staciandababy at 5:34 PM on Jul. 14, 2012
Next question overall
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