Every one said that he is living a vow of poverty because all of the nice things belong to the church and not to him or they were given to him. So if I was making no money but was given a huge house to live in for a while, borrowed all name brand clothes and had donated to me the best of the best, with the knowledge that is was not 'mine', would I be considered poor or living fruagally?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:51 AM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by vbruno at 8:12 AM on Mar. 23, 2011
I haven't seen the original post so I will assume you are correct in saying that everyone on that post said the Pope took a vow of poverty. Some orders of priests do but not all take a vow of poverty, the vow of poverty doesn't necessarily refer to money, it can also refer to being humble and using what you have for the good of others rather than yourself.
The pope lives in the papal apartments ( a total of 10 rooms) in Vatican City. They were redone after JPII died since they were in disrepair and leaking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_Apartments
Answer by erdavh at 2:21 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Answer by erdavh at 2:22 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 8:11 AM on Mar. 23, 2011
Answer by Renee3K at 6:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Mar. 23, 2011