di Francesco Pullia
Chi ha letto La questua di Curzio Maltese, scritto in collaborazione con Carlo Pontesilli e Maurizio Turco e pubblicato in questi giorni da Feltrinelli, si sarà reso conto del vertiginoso, incalcolabile, giro di denaro e di interessi, tutt’altro che spirituali, gestito dal Vaticano.
Grazie ai benefici e ai privilegi concessi dai vari governi, senza alcuna distinzione tra destra e sinistra (entrambe unite appassionatamente da un atteggiamento di opportunistico assoggettamento), la Chiesa cattolica ha potuto creare e detenere un impero patrimoniale la cui entità è talmente ingente e inestimabile da sfuggire, dal punto di vista quantitativo, alle stesse gerarchie ecclesiastiche.
VATICAN BUSINESS, SHEEP AND GOOD SHEPHERDS
By Francesco Pullia
The readers of La Questua by Curzio Maltese, written in collaboration with Carlo Pontesilli and Maurizio Turco and published by Feltrinelli, are aware of the vertiginous, incalculable, movement of money and interests, very far from spiritual, run by the Vatican.
Thanks to the benefits and privileges granted by various governments on both sides of the political spectrum (right and left passionately united by an opportunistic submissive behavior), the Catholic Church was able to create and hold a patrimonial empire of such a huge and invaluable entity the amount of which couldn't even been grasped, under the quantitative aspect, by the same ecclesiastical hierarchies.
From the banking activity to the commercial sector, from the radio stations to real estate property, from the land ownerships to the hotels run by the "religious" institutions and to the profits of the so called "tourism of the faithful".
We warmly recommend that people buy the courageous and well-documented book by Maltese and to do that soon because it's very likely that "strangely", in a very short period, it can't be found anymore in the bookshops, as it happened, for example, for Finanza bianca, la chiesa, i soldi, il potere, (White Finance, the church, the money, the power) by Giancarlo Galli, published four years ago by Mondadori and literally disappeared from circulation.
The Vatican state exercises its action unscrupulously (and with impunity), behaving like one of the most powerful multinationals of the planet, if not the most aggressive. Its longa manus, passing through manifold channels, reaches any spot where conspicuous interests can be shared.
Today we had news that five injunctions for cautionary custody were issued by the Genoa prosecutor against the spokesperson of the mayor of that city, two former city councillors and of an entrepreneur, a former Vice President of the hospital Galliera and now President of the Bambin Gesu' hospital in Rome. Those people are charged for association to commit crimes, corruption, illegal interference in an auction. The entrepreneur in particular is very close to Monsignor Angelo Bagnasco, the president of the episcopal conference, and to Monsignor Tarcisio Bertone, the State Secretary of Vatican City.
The prosecutor ordinance, consisting of six hundred pages, reports numerous conversations between those who were arrested in connection with the contract for the school cafeterias (29 million euros) and it repeatedly refers to alleged intercessions made by the two ecclesiastical authorities.
Excuse me, but wasn't it Monsignor Bertone who at the last meeting of Comunione e Liberazione (a catholic association), referring to Psalm 71, affirmed the necessity to concretely be involved "to render justice to the poor and save the life of the misers"?
Many people, Oltretevere, (it means beyond the Tiber, where the Vatican is located) have forgotten the evangelical exhortation not to possess gold, silver, travel bag, two tunics, sandals and stick (Mt, 10,8-9).
Let's say that frankly, Jesus for the Vatican is a too dangerous relativist. His teaching is inapplicable, pure theory. A fantasy useful only for the flock, the lost sheep. Much better the expurgated version adopted by the late Monsignor Paul Casimir Marcinkus, the banker of God. He was the one who really was a good shepherd...