The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan-Chase Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others. The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, General Electric, International Business Machines, Apple, etc.
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 mind boggling.
The Catholic Church has become the most powerful and wealthiest financial institution on the planet, so much so that it defies any rational assessment. It is also the biggest corporation in the United States too and has at least one branch office in every neighborhood and the same goes in any Christian country worldwide. The Catholic Church is the most formidable wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. Only God knows its true worth. They could feed the hungry worldwide if they wanted to, just on the interest they make on their investments.
With the real picture in mind, how can anyone believe Pope Francis after he publicly attacks people who have lots of money? When people who know me as the good person I am, ask me why I’m not religious, the only real short answer I can honestly give them is that the Roman Catholic Church and other organized religions are just so FULL OF SHIT! The longer answer is already in this Blog’s original introduction.