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Old 12-12-2011, 04:33 AM   #16
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Looks like the Italian catlickers are about to bail the country out?

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The Roman Catholic Church in Italy is under growing pressure to start paying taxes on its massive property portfolio, in a move that could raise up to 800 million euros (£680 million) a year and help bail the country out of its economic crisis.

But ...... Under a law adopted in 1982 and backed up by an amendment in 2006, Church-owned properties are immune from taxation, even those that have a commercial element.
Of course, the scumbags were saving up for the paedo claims soon to land on their doorsteps - any change to tax laws would be such a shame.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:36 AM   #17
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Do other countries contribute to the catholic coffers? If so that is a little unfair for others to pay monies to prop up the Italian government.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:01 AM   #18
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Bollocks to Wall St, let's Occupy the Twatican.

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Protesters unhappy about the Vaticanís wealth clashed with police in St. Peterís Square, with one of the demonstrators scaling the towering Christmas tree.
I just hope the poor christmas tree wasn't hurt.

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:07 AM   #19
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I wouldn't trust anything these fuckers say they'll to do.

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The Vatican has rewritten its 2010 anti-money laundering law after European inspectors found that it didnít fully meet their tough standards to combat the financing of terrorism.

The Vaticanís efforts to get on the ďwhite listĒ went into high gear after Rome prosecutors in September 2010 seized Ä23 million ($30 million) and placed the popeís top two bankers under investigation in an alleged money-laundering scheme.
The money was subsequently released and no indictments have been handed down, though the president of the Vaticanís Institute for Religious Works, or IOR, and his deputy remain under investigation.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #20
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Jesus Christ on a popsicle stick! The money was released? I wonder who got paid off. At least they are under scrutiny, I suppose that's a good thing.

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:01 AM   #21
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And another one....

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Yet another financial scandal threatened to engulf the Vatican today, in the form of charges that four Italian priests, none of them Vatican officials, are under investigation by Italian prosecutors on charges of money laundering related to accounts they allegedly held at the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), better known as the ďVatican BankĒ.
The Untouchables? - my arse.
Strings will be pulled and the slimey fuckers will get away with it till the next scandal comes along.

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:11 AM   #22
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Their needs to be a special atheist division of investigators set up just to deal with these fuckers.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #23
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Does this qualify for this year's first 'No Shit Sherlock' award?!

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The US State Department for the first time listed the Vatican as potentially vulnerable to money laundering, along with 67 other countries.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #24
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I think it is definitely a worthy candidate. It's a bit like someone realising that making Stevie Wonder the designated driver may not have been the best idea.

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:28 AM   #25
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This is rather good- only trouble is that other churches are buying up the property

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Banks are foreclosing on America's churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:56 AM   #26
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This is rather good- only trouble is that other churches are buying up the property
The new churches will be equally as shit though, so they will probably end up as a McDonalds or something in the long run.

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Old 03-10-2012, 03:15 AM   #27
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I think that would be worse

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:47 AM   #28
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The poor ol' Twatican Bank gets another shafting.

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JP Morgan Chase is closing the Vatican bank's account with an Italian branch of the U.S. banking giant because of concerns about a lack of transparency at the Holy See's financial institution
I wonder if 'is 'olyness is buying up matresses to store his stash of hard-earned wonga?

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:18 AM   #29
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Excellent news!

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:28 AM   #30
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Yep, excellent news. It does also highlight the question of: how corrupt is the twatican for bankers to not want to deal with them.

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