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(North Jersey)   Pope redirects $2000 "new pope" bonuses for 4500+ Vatican workers to charitable organizations   (northjersey.com) divider line 188
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2013-04-18 04:16:34 PM
Not only that, he gave the money from his own personal charity fund. Good on ya, Pope. I like you better than the last one.
 
2013-04-18 04:17:28 PM
The Pope gets paid?
 
2013-04-18 04:19:28 PM
That's not going to be very popeular with the workers
 
2013-04-18 04:20:08 PM
How about you sell off some of the property the Church has instead of f*cking over the workers?
 
2013-04-18 04:20:19 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Pope gets paid?


Not that I'm aware of - they get buried with coins representing years of service or something. Maybe he looted the tombs.
 
2013-04-18 04:20:31 PM
In 2005, some 4,000 Vatican employees received a 1,000 euro bonus ($1,300) upon the death of Pope John Paul II, and another 500 euros ($650) upon the election of his successor, Benedict XVI.

If there was ever a good motivation to murder a Pope...
 
2013-04-18 04:21:23 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Pope gets paid?


I think he works for tips
 
2013-04-18 04:24:02 PM
So he did the christian thing?

Gotta every now and again....
 
2013-04-18 04:39:00 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Pope gets paid?

I think he works for tips


Just the tip?
 
2013-04-18 04:43:36 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Pope gets paid?

I think he works for tips

Just the tip?


Well, it's all he'll confess to
 
2013-04-18 04:47:51 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-18 05:00:03 PM
Donations made to the Human Fund
 
2013-04-18 05:20:44 PM

sentex: Donations made to the Human Fund


"Money for People"
 
2013-04-18 05:30:13 PM
This guy seems determined to work himself into having a "heart attack".
 
2013-04-18 05:37:36 PM
This guy?

www.wallz.eu
 
2013-04-18 05:46:33 PM
Pope Francis has been riding a streak of good deeds that make me hope for the best.  He's pissing off very powerful interests within the Church.

If he dies of a heart attack this year, I want a full autopsy by an independent medical examiner.
 
2013-04-18 05:56:26 PM

dugitman: This guy seems determined to work himself into having a "heart attack".


He's actually making me start to semi-kinda-maybe-sorta respect the church, or at least part of it. We'll see where he goes I guess.
 
2013-04-18 05:58:02 PM

ladyfortuna: dugitman: This guy seems determined to work himself into having a "heart attack".

He's actually making me start to semi-kinda-maybe-sorta respect the church, or at least part of it. We'll see where he goes I guess.


Really? He writes an order to give away other peoples money to charity and that gets him respect?
 
2013-04-18 05:58:04 PM

Dixon Cider: So he did the christian thing?

Gotta every now and again....


Giving other people's money away?  That's more of a Democrat thing...

/ducks
 
2013-04-18 05:58:26 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Pope gets paid?

I think he works for tips


Naah, those are Rabbis.
 
2013-04-18 05:59:42 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Pope gets paid?


Yeah. Popeing ain't easy, yo!
 
2013-04-18 06:00:16 PM
Good start. Now sell of some of the billions you have tied up in art and real estate and actually make a difference.

/and stop covering up child rape of course
 
2013-04-18 06:00:35 PM

Aarontology: How about you sell off some of the property the Church has instead of f*cking over the workers?


That's what the workers do everyday. The place is rife with corruption...
 
2013-04-18 06:01:46 PM
<Dune> I have to admit it... I like this Pope...  </Dune>
 
2013-04-18 06:02:26 PM
Maybe this guy really is walking the walk
 
2013-04-18 06:04:01 PM
Very nice, but wake me up when he sells off one of his golden scepters or silk robes for charity.
 
2013-04-18 06:04:16 PM
The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.
 
2013-04-18 06:04:51 PM
or rather, the Lord redirecteth.
 
2013-04-18 06:05:53 PM
But did they get their one-year memberships to the Jelly-of-the-Month club?
 
2013-04-18 06:06:17 PM
So screwing over employees for the whims of the executive elite is a good thing farkers?
 
2013-04-18 06:06:53 PM

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Goddamnitsomuch.

((FIST))
 
2013-04-18 06:07:12 PM
Its not good to piss off the pope
 
2013-04-18 06:09:17 PM
I hear they got these instead:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-04-18 06:10:47 PM

xria: ladyfortuna: dugitman: This guy seems determined to work himself into having a "heart attack".

He's actually making me start to semi-kinda-maybe-sorta respect the church, or at least part of it. We'll see where he goes I guess.

Really? He writes an order to give away other peoples money to charity and that gets him respect?


It's not "their" money any more than Congress' salary is "their" money. All that give-your-wealth to the poor shait, you know?
 
2013-04-18 06:11:28 PM

Aarontology: How about you sell off some of the property the Church has instead of f*cking over the workers?


The problem is; almost all of the Church's property is tied up in buildings and art work. There are in the neighborhood of 300 churches, just in Rome. But, most of those churches have stood since at least the 14th century. They all have become, for lack of a better term, sacred cows. The art community would shiat a brick if the Church sold so much as one masterpiece.

/ Those workers are VERY well compensated; pensions, 401k's, and it's not like they get paid minimum wage.
 
2013-04-18 06:12:07 PM
Really?  You decided to screw over the janitor instead of selling off a millennia of loot that has accumulated in the Vatican?

That's just an asshole move.
 
2013-04-18 06:12:42 PM
I wonder how much of this is 'i'm not like the other popes! See!" and this trails off after a few months, and how much of this is genuine.

If it's genuine, I don't think they'll let him make it through the year.
 
2013-04-18 06:13:27 PM

GAT_00: Really?  You decided to screw over the janitor instead of selling off a millennia of loot that has accumulated in the Vatican?

That's just an asshole move.


3/10. 4/10 if you get any bites.
 
2013-04-18 06:14:26 PM
Let me know when that shiatstain gives up all the gold and the castle and the rest of the bullshiat the church has and donates that to the poor.
funny how the head of the jesus fan club lives a very un-jesus like life.
 
2013-04-18 06:14:48 PM

Farking Canuck: Good start. Now sell of some of the billions you have tied up in art and real estate and actually make a difference.

/and stop covering up child rape of course


Most of that "real estate" includes hospitals and schools, asshole.

It's like I said in the last Pope thread: for people who hate the Catholic Church, there is literally NOTHING it can do that will be good enough to appease them.
 
2013-04-18 06:15:23 PM
It wasn't their money. It was a bonus because the church elected a new pope. How many bonuses do you gt when they hire your new boss?!
 
2013-04-18 06:17:22 PM
"In 2005, some 4,000 Vatican employees received a 1,000 euro bonus ($1,300) upon the death of Pope John Paul II, and another 500 euros ($650) upon the election of his successor, Benedict XVI."

Why in the world would you have such a ridiculous thing like that?
It's like automatic pay raises for Congress kind of greed.
 
2013-04-18 06:17:25 PM
That's pretty awesome. Though I could see how it could hurt some people that were counting on that money. But hey. It's what God wanted so they should be okay with it, right?
 
2013-04-18 06:17:48 PM
How about redirecting it all to a charity that counsels victims of sexual abuse?
 
2013-04-18 06:21:14 PM

GAT_00: Really?  You decided to screw over the janitor instead of selling off a millennia of loot that has accumulated in the Vatican?

That's just an asshole move.


That's not at all what he did, and you damn well know it.

tylerdurden217: How about redirecting it all to a charity that counsels victims of sexual abuse?


That would be a fantastic move actually.
 
2013-04-18 06:23:58 PM

PepperFreak: Let me know when that shiatstain gives up all the gold and the castle and the rest of the bullshiat the church has and donates that to the poor.
funny how the head of the jesus fan club lives a very un-jesus like life.


I thought the Catholics were the Mother Mary Fan Club.

/Jesus was second-banana
 
2013-04-18 06:24:18 PM

iheartscotch: Aarontology: How about you sell off some of the property the Church has instead of f*cking over the workers?

The problem is; almost all of the Church's property is tied up in buildings and art work. There are in the neighborhood of 300 churches, just in Rome. But, most of those churches have stood since at least the 14th century. They all have become, for lack of a better term, sacred cows. The art community would shiat a brick if the Church sold so much as one masterpiece.

/ Those workers are VERY well compensated; pensions, 401k's, and it's not like they get paid minimum wage.


Who gives a shiat how many bricks the "art community" shiats?  They are privately held pieces of art, which I'm sure will garner quite the market and dollar figures if they are put up for sale, art community be damned.  If you want to be "equitable" about it you can sell it to a museum, and take those proceeds and hand that out to the poor, I'm sure those millions would go a lot further than whatever was donated from redirecting bonuses.
 
2013-04-18 06:24:31 PM
So, all that extra work for no extra pay. Just leave the chimney on the roof instead of making someone keep moving it around.
 
2013-04-18 06:25:33 PM
The budget of the Holy See, ...Total expenditures for the Holy See in 2011 were 263.7 million euros ($326.4 million) with 248.8 million euros ($308 million) in revenues.

Pope's "personal charity fund:" The Peter's Pence collection, used by the pope for charity and emergency assistance, brought in $69.7 million, up from $67.7 million in 2010, but down from $82.5 million in 2009.

This $9 million is a pretty good signal of where Francis wants the church to go.
 
2013-04-18 06:26:26 PM

xria: ladyfortuna: dugitman: This guy seems determined to work himself into having a "heart attack".

He's actually making me start to semi-kinda-maybe-sorta respect the church, or at least part of it. We'll see where he goes I guess.

Really? He writes an order to give away other peoples money to charity and that gets him respect?


He wrote an order to not pay out of possibly strained funds a bonus, then took from his offices funds and paid charities

though i guess if you look at it, the tithes that filled the funds were someone else's money, how dare he use that to do charitble work
 
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