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  • Gavin O'Brien 2 years

    Critics of the Church have always had fertile ground to criticize the Vatican about the enormous trove of treasure that reside in its buildings.Of course much of these treasures are ‘held in trust’ on behalf of civilization, as a repository of the marvelous creation of periods past.
    Ownership of properties for speculative gain,not used for Church purposes, are quite another issue. I know from my experience that there are many Parish communities and indeed Dioceses both in Australia and particularly in the ‘developing world’who are close to or are technically Bankrupt.They have had to sell off Churches, Convents, Monasteries and schools to pay their creditors These speculative investments now revealed by the Vatican for all to see,should be disposed of and the money used to better the passing on of the “Good News”.