blackbird Posted March 24 Report Share Posted March 24 (edited) Considering that the Vatican is a political-religious corporation and possibly the wealthiest corporation in the world, why do Canadians have to foot the bill for the last Pope's visit to Canada? The book The Vatican Billions by Avro Manhattan, which is free to read online if you find the right website, describes how they accumulated massive wealth including real estate around the world. Yet when they travelled to Canada on a purely Roman church visit, the taxpayers of Canada are expected to pick up the tab of $35 million dollars. This was a visit for the business of the Catholic church and should have been paid for by them. It would have been an insignificant cost out of their finances. No other churches leadership or organizations that visit Canada get that kind of treatment. Considering their history I don't really think Canadians should be doing this. I would also say since many PMs and Canadian government members, particularly Liberals are metaphorically card-carrying members of the Roman church, it would appear there is an obvious conflict of interest involved in forcing Canadian taxpayers to pay for these trips. This fact plus the fact of the Vatican's enormous wealth would underline why it is outrageous that Canadian taxpayers should pay for this. This book online is a stunning exposition of Vatican's wealth and how it was achieved. The Vatican Billions : Two thousand years of wealth accumulation from Caesar to the Space Age , Avro Manhattan (1983), fullbook : Avro Manhattan : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive Edited March 24 by blackbird Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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