Barfmaker: Where is the place, will the people that need it be able to get there?
simplicimus: I figured Francis would just sell it, but helping the needy works too.
Gig103: simplicimus: I figured Francis would just sell it, but helping the needy works too.If they sold it, even if they turned around and put 40m euros into a food bank program, it would probably garner less press (or possibly criticism, it isn't like any church is very open about its finances) than doing this.As long as the clergy are getting the point, that they need to actually live as Christ intended instead of abusing their power as they've been accustomed, then I don't care if they raze the house.I'm a "recovering Catholic" but Pope Francis is surely doing great work.HEY BLING BISHOP...[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x206]
Cagey B: Is there a different article with more information? Because there's nothing at all referencing the Pope having anything to do with this in the linked one.
RexTalionis: Francis didn't do squat here. It was the diocese of Limburg.
AverageAmericanGuy: Lighten up, Francis.
Owangotang: He keeps his own opulent palace, located in its' own sovereign city-state, right?
Phil Moskowitz: The Limburgers think this stinks.
Sgygus: the church still owns the mansion.
No Time To Explain: //still doesn't help the zealots are dumber and louder and more numerous
untaken_name: Not just an awesome rapper, but altruistic, too![www.afterglowfestival.org image 850x630]
GungFu: Prediction:Pope gets shot.
maddogdelta: Is he firing pedophiles or those who shelter them? Nope. Is he calling in civil authority to investigate crimes in the church? Nope.
Fark You I'm Drunk: To me, they'll always be the organization that tried to cover up sex abuse by their priests.
cc_rider: This Pope better have a trusted 'food-taster'.
WhyteRaven74: No Time To Explain: //still doesn't help the zealots are dumber and louder and more numerousHe's working on them bit by bit. He's smart enough to know you don't so much as throw them off a cliff as guide them to the edge and watch as they happily walk right over.
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