According to the London Guardian, dated 25 January 2013, the Vatican in London is concealing hidden millions of pounds in lucrative property. In fact the Vatican international portfolio emanating from Luxemburg/Switzerland seems to be thriving in Europe.
In London alone upmarket jewellers and prestigious investment bankers, as well as luxury properties are benefiting from this lucrative blue chip stock, which originally was part of the money Benito Mussolini paid over to the Vatican in 1929, known today as 'the Lateran pact.'
Even during the War and afterwards the Allies were noting these "shady activities and dirty work," coming from the Vatican in the movement of millions.
Today the pope's so called 'merchant banker' based in Rome seems to be controlling a nest egg of assets valued at approx £570 million, if not more. Not bad in any money language. When the paper's reporters naturally asked the pope's representative in Wimbledon for a statement about this wealth, they were informed "no comment." Were not surprised.
So much for the so-called "church of Christ" concealing its true colours. In fact in Matthew 24:23 Jesus warns: "If anyone says to you behold here is the Christ, do not believe him."
The church of Rome has always been a flawed religious institution which will be destroyed one day when Christ returns in a physical body to eliminate all false religions and political institutions. These men, both bankers and clerics who are knowingly involved in these "shady" transaction's, should be shaking in fear and begin examining their consciences before it's too late.
In 1942, Pope Pius XII established the Vatican's first official private bank [Institute for Religious Works] (De Rosa, p. 28.)
In 1978, the London Evening Standard ran a story entitled 'The Vatican millions: safe in American?' The source of their article would come from Malachi Martin, former Jesuit turned best selling book author.
In this one page article, the journalist, Jeremy Campbell had the following to say, after his interview with Martin: "The Vatican has shifted nearly five billion dollars out of Italy and into the United States because it has lost confidence in democratic European governments."
Campbell goes on to say: "The Pope's intention [Paul VI], Martin says, was to pull out of Italian money markets and switch to American shares and real estate. Disaster after disaster in the Sindona empire cost the Vatican losses which today amount to well over a billion dollars."
The interview then switches to Rome and how to deal with communism: "Vatican planners have been approached by and are talking to the Russians and the East Europeans.
The Russians are very keen on a deal whereby the new Pope will say to Catholics: "You cannot share the Godless aspect of Communism, but you can share its economic and political system."
Finally, Malachi then made an interesting 'prophecy' about the next pope: "The next Pope, whoever he is, will not be a full time resident of Rome but will travel constantly...the Pope of the 1980s must be peripatetic, a pilgrim, to hold the Church together." How spot on he was!
On the two occasions when John Paul II has summoned his cardinals together, the topic in question has been - Vatican finances (De Rosa, p. 36.)
With this in mind, the Vatican has purchased and sold several private offshore banks, with some of their Bishops having their own personal and private accounts in the Bahamas (Yallop, p. 76.)
(However, amazingly, when Benedict XV died in 1922, the Vatican had to borrow $100,000 from a Roman bank, so that they could bury him (Pontiff, p. 84.)
It should also be pointed out that the Catholic church is the largest landowner in the world. For example, one may be interested to know that in Israel alone, after the Israeli government, the Vatican is the second largest landowner there.
With Roman Catholicism probably being the richest religion in the world today, with an estimated and conservative value of $55 billion (this figure dates back quite some years), only Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-Day Adventists come anywhere near.
(The late archbishop, Paul Marcinkus once said: "The Church cannot survive on Hail Mary's. It [the Vatican bank] has been a real gravy train.")
[Marcinkus] "Also looked after Vatican investments in different parts of the world through the Continental Illinois Bank of Chicago. His institute, it was stated, held deposits estimated at two billion dollars and its seven thousand accounts included some in which Italian businessman transferred sums abroad in contravention of Italian currency laws. It estimated the losses involved in the Sindona collapse at eight million dollars, though other estimates have these as high as the billion mark" (Noel, p. 202.)
Some of her other more lavish properties are the Watergate hotel, the Rome Hilton and the Stock Exchange Tower in Canada. They also have shares in General Motors, Shell, Gulf Oil, IBM and TWA (Yallop, p 151-152.)
Plus they have interests in Rothschild's Bank in France, Chase Manhattan Bank, Credit Suisse in Zurich and also in London plus shares in the Alfa Romeo car firm.
They also have shares in Miller Brewing Company [beer] (Manhattan, Vatican Billions, p.146-199.)
Also, in Yallop's book, pg. 189, he suggests that Sindona had paid an illegal kick-back to Calvi of $6.4 million and that Calvi shared this criminal payment fifty-fifty with Bishop Paul Marcinkus (freemason), who was in total control of the Vatican's 10,000 bank accounts.
And Pope Paul's bank account number was 16:16. (Yes, Matt.16:16.)
In 1967, bingo earned the Catholic church in New York $90 million (La Popessa, p. 236.)
(Our old church in South London not only have gambling facilities, which the priests personally participated in, but there was also a bar too, which was packed most nights of the week, with some of the priests also being regulars. Then the next day, with nicotine stained fingers, and alcohol still in their system, these priests would 'bring down Jesus,' twice daily, five days a week, once Saturday, and five times on Sunday, from Heaven, through their blasphemous 'transubstantiation.')
Yet the apostle Peter would utter such foreign words to Rome: "Silver and gold have I none" (Acts 3:6.)
Sindona and Calvi would boast how they controlled the Milan stock market (Yallop, p. 188.)
Pre-1850, usury was strictly forbidden. Nowadays, interest per loan, nets the Vatican a very handsome income.
It may be of interest to the reader that after the Romans left Israel, they stole much of her temple wealth (Menorah): only recently, Jewish rabbis had hoped that Rome would release these artefacts back to them (WorldNet daily, 16/1/04.)
Rabbi Shimon Shetreet, Israel's religious affairs minister, said he had statements from people who claimed to have had discussions with previous popes, who indicated that the Catholic church indeed did have such objects.
Today this vast amount of wealth has helped keep Roman Catholicism alive and well.
On a political note, one may be justified in asking why the former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz - a well-known Catholic dignitary, went to the Vatican in the weeks leading up to the 2003 Iraq War?
Perhaps it was to ask the Vatican to look after Saddam's money? We know Saddam's sons, before the war began, forced Baghdad's banks to release millions of dollars, which they did. Where is the money now?
In 1967, the value of Vatican shares (Italian stock market) was worth one hundred and four million pounds. Few believe this economical figure to be accurate, but much higher (Yallop p. 156.)
In 1978, the Vatican had over one billion dollars to play with (Yallop, p. 25.)
It has also been reported that the Vatican has shares in pharmaceuticals, arms, gold reserves and even contraceptives pills (Yallop, p. 146; 191; Pontiff, p. 202.)
One wonders if the many pressure groups that make up the liberal wing of Roman Catholicism know of their churches involvement in such unbiblical interests?
Finally, David Yallop has the following to offer:
"If Jesus Christ had returned to earth in September 1978, or if he came now and attempted to enter the Vatican, the result would be the same. He would not get as far as the doors of the Vatican Bank. He would be arrested at the Saint Anne Gate and handed over to the Italian authorities. He would never have the opportunity to learn at first hand about Vatican Incorporated, the multi-national conglomerate that is fed from so many directions. He would not hear, for example, how it derives vast sums from the USA and West Germany; how in 1978, through the State tax if 'Kirchensteuer', the Roman Catholic Church of West Germany received 1.9 billion dollars, of which it then subsequently passed on to the Vatican as significant proportion" (p. 226, 227.)
Dr P. De Rosa, Vicars of Christ
David Yallop In God's Name
Gerard Noel, The Anatomy of the Catholic Church
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