might have to sell a gold throne or two…



I’ll keep it short, but do enjoy this nugget of news:


The Vatican has registered one of its worst budget deficits in years, plunging back into the red with a €15 million ($19 million) deficit in 2011 after a brief respite of profit.



Yep. Even the almighty can’t seem to make it rain.


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  • Uncle Glenny

    I assume “throne” is a euphemism, something they can replace with porcelain?

  • hotshoe

    It couldn’t happen to a more deserving gang of crooks and murderers. If Unholy Motherfucking Church went bankrupt tomorrow the world would be a better place instantly.

    The only sad part is that, in the real world, they cut back on the only places where they have even a smidgen of legitimacy as far as helping those in need. Rather than sell artwork or Vatican treasures to cover their deficit, they would close St Anthony’s Dining Room which feeds hungry families. Rather than cut back a bishop’s propaganda budget, they would close an “underperforming” parish church and leave the empty building to become an liability which the community has to take care of.

    I hope I’m living in the last decades of the slow death of the Catholic monster.

  • argentreivich

    “The Vatican city state, which mainly manages the Vatican Museums and is a separate and autonomous administration, managed a budget surplus of €21.8 million. That’s largely due to a spike in revenue from the museums: More than five million people visited the Sistine Chapel and other works of art in the Vatican museums last year, bringing in €91.3 million in 2011 compared to €82.4 million a year earlier.

    And the Vatican could also cheer that donations from the faithful were also up last year despite the global economic crisis: Donations from Peter’s Pence, which are donations from the faithful to support the pope’s charity works, rose from $67.7 million in 2010 to $69.7 million last year. That money, however, doesn’t figure into the Vatican’s operating budget, though contributions from dioceses, religious orders and the Vatican bank do.”

    Dear DrB, lets not rejoice just yet and swallow the hype they want us to swallow. It’s important to them to paint themselves as needing money.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Pray harder!!!

  • Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven


    Pope not pray for starving children.

    Starving children prey for pope.

  • Za-zen

    As someone who has visted the vatican, i can say it is awesome in its stupendous hoarding and glorification of earthly trinkets.

  • Ilaria

    being italian… that probably means that they’ll raise our taxes to cover for the pope’s expenses. Not happy at all :(