If you went to Mass today and dropped some coin in the collection basket, hopefully you made a good down payment on some heavenly real estate.
And hopefully the money stays locally and doesn’t find its way to the Vatican Bank. After all, God knows what will happen to it there.
Reportedly there have been some devilish things going on at the Vatican Bank.
Police have seized $30 million in Vatican assets because of money-laundering allegations.
The Vatican calls the seizure of assets a “misunderstanding” and expresses optimism it will be quickly cleared up.
Since the Vatican Bank ATMs are in Latin, perhaps it is all just a misunderstanding and nobody will have to serve time in purgatory, let alone hell, over this.
But prosecutors say the Vatican Bank deliberately flouted anti-laundering laws “with the aim of hiding the ownership, destination and origin of the capital.”
Not to pile on because I don’t want to get God angry, especially on a Sunday, but the documents also reveal investigators’ suspicions that clergy may have acted as fronts for corrupt businessmen and Mafia.
Man, atop of all the revelations that the Vatican sheltered pedophile priests, being the Vatican public relations director must be a tougher than running a snow plow in Minneapolis today.