April 27, 2020
While the church has a vast body of members, the pandemic is leaving one of the oldest religious institutions in financial limbo.
The Catholic Church has survived many things, including the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century, capitalism and secularism.
As the world’s oldest religious institution, with nearly 1.3 billion followers, the Catholic Church is the largest continuously operating international organisation, and the faithful would also like it to survive this deadly pandemic.
But no one can deny that the Vatican’s finances are in disarray.
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