By Curzio Malaparte
Curzio Malaparte used to be a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a flavor for chance and excessive dwelling. despatched through an Italian paper in the course of international struggle II to hide the combating at the jap entrance, Malaparte secretly wrote this terrifying document from the abyss, which turned a world bestseller whilst it was once released after the conflict. Telling of the siege of Leningrad, of glittering dinner events with Nazi leaders, and of trains disgorging our bodies in war-devastated Romania, Malaparte paints an image of humanity at its such a lot depraved.
Kaputt is an insider's dispatch from the realm of the enemy that's as hypnotically attention-grabbing because it is disturbing.
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3 The Curia was devastated by these moves, but no one had grasped the full scope of the changes: would Pope Francis intervene only superficially, through big media announcements, or would he get to the root of the problems, eliminating the power centers and the infighting? And in these first months of his pontificate, how well did he know the secrets behind the massive circulation of money inside the Vatican? The cardinals attending the July 3, 2013, meeting with Francis found an immediate answer in the confidential file that they each received with their name on it.
After the beatification of a servant of God, and once all the expenses required for the cause have been settled, 20% of the remaining amounts of the offerings from the faithful collected for that cause [must be] devolved to the Fund for the Causes of the Poor. After canonization, it is up to the Holy See to dispose of the remaining amounts of the offerings collected, one part of which, to be established on a case-by-case basis, will be assigned to the Fund for the Causes of the Poor.
In the meantime, we lose sight of the reasons for what we are doing—our goal is that the money go to help the poor and to people living in misery. The current problems are culture and a lack of responsibility. The Pope is confident that the Commission will introduce these reforms, but he realizes that we have to be cautious when we [address questions that might involve] jobs and means of subsistence for the laypeople who work at the Vatican. He insists that the Commission be courageous in making its recommendations and not look back.
Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte