Pope Francis Fails To Mention The Vatican Billions As He Gives Speech Denouncing Wealth

The staggering accumulation of the wealth of the Catholic church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment....

The Vatican Billions

“And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!” Revelation 18:16

“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. 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.


The wealth of the Vatican is nearly incalculable.

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.source – Avro Manhattan

With the real picture in mind, let us know listen with suspended disbelief to Pope Francis attacking people who have lots of money:

CAGLIARI, Sardinia (Reuters) – Pope Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system on Sunday, saying it could no longer be based on a “god called money” and urged the unemployed to fight for work.

Francis, at the start of a day-long trip to the Sardinian capital, Cagliari, put aside his prepared text at a meeting with unemployed workers, including miners in hard hats who told him of their situation, and improvised for nearly 20 minutes.

“I find suffering here … It weakens you and robs you of hope,” he said. “Excuse me if I use strong words, but where there is no work there is no dignity.”

He discarded his prepared speech after listening to Francesco Mattana, a 45-year-old married father of three who lost his job with an alternative energy company four years ago.

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead a mass outside the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria in Cagliar, Mattana, his voice trembling, told the pope that unemployment “oppresses you and wears you out to the depths of your soul”.

The crowd of about 20,000 people in a square near the city port chanted what Francis called a prayer for “work, work, work”. They cheered each time he spoke of the rights of workers and the personal devastation caused by joblessness.

The pope, who later celebrated Mass for some 300,000 people outside the city’s cathedral, told them: “We don’t want this globalised economic system which does us so much harm. Men and women have to be at the centre (of an economic system) as God wants, not money.”

“The world has become an idolator of this god called money,” he said. source – Yahoo News


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September 22, 2013 9:42 pm

One has to feel bad for the Vatican and those responsible that they know not that these are things that will perish, and I pray for them that they see the light that it is important to store up your treasure in Heaven. They don’t talk about that because they focus on their Earthly treasure. It’s all temporal. So sad for them.

September 22, 2013 9:53 pm

Why do you think that the Catholic Church has always denied their priests to marry? It was not for any religious reason, Peter was married. It was because the funds obtained from the congregations would also have to go to support the families of these Priests, Bishops, Cardinals and Popes. This Church did not want to share the wealth, but would rather put a heavy burden on their clergy. Of course, this is why so many sexual deviants join the ranks of this church.

ron lovelett
September 22, 2013 10:14 pm

I knew the Vatican had alot of money and invesrments but never knew it had that much

September 22, 2013 10:26 pm

Once upon a time I was a Catholic but have since broken away and saw the light. Jesus had plans for me to receive Him.

When I was a catholic most of what I ever remember while attending church was preaching on money. Give to the church. Makes sense to what I am seeing in this article regarding the Vatican.

September 22, 2013 11:28 pm

What about all of the Vactins asset of land, companies the own?

September 22, 2013 11:42 pm

All this wealth and thats not including the treasures stored in the Vatican Museum, I ve been there and saw them, absolutely priceless artefacts paintings and sculptures, chalices and vestments encrusted with jewels. Its incredible what untold wealth is there, and yet the poor in the third countries still are starving and without hope. What a monumental travesty. Who told the Catholic church to accumulate such vast amounts of wealth and who is reponsible for it ? I am reminded of Jesus words “Go and sell all you have and give it to the poor, then you will have treasure in Heaven”. Have they done this ?

September 23, 2013 1:18 am

Why? Why do they continue to accumulate? What do they do with it? Anything? If not, What do they plan to do with it? Do they even know? You are so right, Juni! They are not only disobeying the Lord! They are EVIL! They have hoarded wealth, and REFUSED to share it with the poor, while the Pope, in his satin vetments, silk underwear, and cute little shoes with the fancy buckles is condemning rich men!! My Pastor, from Texas, used to say that when you point a finger at someone, there are three more pointing back at YOU! This man, whom billions look up to, said last week that we are “too concerned with gays and abortion.” Can you believe he said that!?! Gays are DEMANDING, and receiving, acceptance all over the world! We KNOW the Lord’s opinion about this! He abhors their sin! Yet, when we stand for our faith, our beliefs, WE are the ones called haters, we are mocked, threatened, even investigated for “hate speech”! And he said we’re too concerned about abortion! Over 60,000,000 babies have been… Read more »

john pick
September 23, 2013 5:09 am

Vatican Trillions

September 23, 2013 10:26 am

What happened to the comments I posted earlier?

September 23, 2013 3:41 pm

I read your comments, Raymond. I look for them on each post, because I learn so much from what you write! Thank you for sharing your knowledge so generously!