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Is the Catholic Church the richest organization in the world?

The following are statements either made in speeches by members of the Catholic Church or financial publications giving their assessments of the wealth of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government.'

The Catholic church, once all her assets have been put together, is the most formidable stockbroker in the world. The Wall Street Journal said that the Vatican's financial deals in the U.S. alone were so big that very often it sold or bought gold in lots of a million or more dollars at one time.

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".

The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state of the whole globe. The pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century. No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars.



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The Vatican has their own

The Vatican has their own army, right? Then why do they permit (and trust) all these other countries to hold their gold? I'm sure they have plenty of vaults and bunkers that they could store their gold in...

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And How Did The Catholic Church/Pope Amass This Wealth?

Answer:
Long ago by making agreements all over the world that made all their income "Tax Free"!

How wealthy would your family be over a long period of time if none of the members ever had to pay any taxes?

Ron Paul wants to End the Fed and abolish the IRS so you and your family can enjoy the fruits of your working hours.

Ron Paul is my President !

beesting

You got it!

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I have noticed, for years,

that whenever there is a natural disaster anywhere in the world - floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, famine, whatever - most of the civilized nations of the world send millions of dollars of relief, and other assistance, to the affected region.

What does the Vatican send? It sends prayers !!!!

No wonder the Vatican is so rich! It sucks in money from all over the world, and doesn't send one cent back - to anyone!

The POPE isn't but the

The POPE isn't but the Catholic Church is.
Why do you think most news commentators are Catholic ?
There is an old saying ; The Jews own the World & the Catholics run the World.. Is it true , you be the judge.
I personaly could care less , but I know my life has been impacted by it..
Good people do Good deeds
Good people make it happen

Rothschild

Isn't the Rothschild empire in controll of the Vatican Bank?

That is the implication if you read

through those links!