By Gianluigi Nuzzi
From a bestselling writer with unheard of entry to Pope Francis, an investigative examine the new monetary scandals on the optimum degrees of the Vatican
A veritable warfare is waging within the Church: on one aspect, there's Pope Francis’s powerful message for one church of the negative and all; at the different, there's the previous Curia with its unending enemies, and the outdated and new lobbies suffering to maintain their not-so-Christian privileges.
The previous shield don't backpedal, they're able to use all potential essential to remain up to the mark and proceed the immoral means they behavior their company. They withstand reforms sought through Pope Francis and search to delegitimize their rivals, to isolate those that are looking to get rid of corruption. It’s a warfare that might confirm the way forward for the church. And if he loses the conflict opposed to secular pursuits and blackmail, Pope Francis may possibly surrender, very like his predecessor.
Based on exclusive information―including most sensible mystery records from contained in the Vatican, and genuine transcripts of Pope Francis’s admonishments to the papal court docket in regards to the loss of monetary oversight and responsibility―Merchants within the Temple illustrates the entire undercover paintings performed by means of the Pope when you consider that his election and exhibits the reader who his actual enemies are. It unearths the tools Francis is utilizing to reform the Vatican and rid it, as soon as and for all, of the overpowering corruption frequently encrusted within the Roman Catholic Church.
Merchants within the Temple is a startling booklet that might surprise each reader. It’s a narrative important of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying info of the trickery and scheming opposed to the papacy―except that it truly is real.
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Additional resources for Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican
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.
Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican by Gianluigi Nuzzi