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Don’t Think Pope Francis Is A Marxist, But He Sure Is Very Cheap For Somebody Who Commands Billions In Tangible Assets.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I like this pope. Plus, unlike ANYBODY else, I cited him, in print, in my 2011The Next Pope 2011, as one of the Top 10 papabili

So, don’t even try and get on your high horse and start accusing me of having a go at the pope etc. Not so. As one of the most prolific papal historians around, all that I am doing is pointing out some hard facts the way they are.

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As somebody who is a great believer in charity, I am beyond delighted by this pope’s commitment towards the poor and downtrodden. I can’t be happier.

I am overjoyed that he is trying to eschew the extravagant, lavish, ‘dripping gold’ lifestyle adopted by some popes — especially the last one who was an unashamed dandy.

But, as I pointed out in this 100-day report there is a difference between being a pope for the poor and a ‘poor pope’. This pope is not poor. A modern pope, by definition, is not poor.

A pope has absolute, unfettered, unilateral, uncontested control over billions of liquid and tangible assets.

Compared to a pope, a U.S. President is a powerless, pauper.

The pope has no Congress, judicial branch, re-elections or mid-terms to contend with.

He is not answerable to anyone on Earth!

Then I have also made my point about how charity HAS to begin at the Vatican.


So let us just look at a very public recent example.

The devastating typhoon that crippled the Philippines.

The Philippines is overwhelmingly a Roman Catholic country.

From Wikipedia. Click to access.

From Wikipedia. Click to access.

So now let us look at some of the foreign aid provided to the Philippines post typhoon:

Click to access original.

Click to access original.

So how much do you think the Pope agreed to give?


Same paper. Click to access.

Same paper. Click to access.

 This is what drives me NUTS about this
Jesuit Pope.

$150,000 in aid … to the Philippines … which considers itself the most Catholic of countries?

This pope is cheap!

Sorry.

Here is a Philippine’s Government Website
that is tracking the foreign aid.

Check the Vatican. Same number.


As I have said so many times till I am brown in the face, this pope can raise a billion dollars in a day by selling 400 random items from around the Vatican.

He claims he is not materialistic.

OK. Show me the proof.

Sell some of the unused, unseen, stacked away in basements, Vatican treasures.

That is all.

Q.E.D.

Pope Francis: If You Want To Read His ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ Apostolic Exhortation — His Vision For A Renewed Catholic Church.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Charity begins at the Vatican
>>Nov. 26, 2013.
>> Francis’ gold pallium pins
>>July 28, 2013.
>> “Prayer of ‘WHY'”
>>Nov. 21, 2013.
>> 100 Day Report Card
>>Jun. 19, 2013.

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Of course it is available directly from the Vatican.

But, if you rather just get it , or read it here, here it is.

Original, English translation, as provided by the Vatican Press.

1.05 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF. Safe
— or at least the PDF is clean and safe.

Note that the Pope would NOT have written this in English!
He doesn’t speak English.

He speaks Portuguese and Italian. This was most likely written in Italian — the translated to Latin.

English translations etc. came from the Italian/Latin.


Click to DIRECTLY read 1.05MB Adobe Acrobat PDF -- hopefully within your Browser if YOU are using a halfway decent and modern Browser -- i.e., Google Chrome.

Click to DIRECTLY read 1.05MB Adobe Acrobat PDF — hopefully within your Browser if YOU are using a halfway decent and modern Browser — i.e., Google Chrome.


The start … Page 1 …

Per Vatican norm the document gets its name from the first few words of the document, in Latin, in this case "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel).

Per Vatican norm the document gets its name from the first few words of the document, in Latin, in this case “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel).


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