The Vatican Billions
by Avro Manhattan - Chick Publications
Two Thousand Years of Wealth Accumulation from Caesar to the Space
"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21
The Historical Genesis of the Vatican's Accumulation of Wealth
Historical genesis of the Vatican's accumulation of wealth - The splitting of Christianity
accelerated by its policy of temporal riches - Christianity expropriates all rival religions -
How the Apostolic tradition of poverty was abandoned.
Jesus, the founder of Christianity, was the poorest of the poor. Roman Catholicism,
which claims to be His church, is the richest of the rich, the wealthiest institution on
How come, that such an institution, ruling in the name of this same itinerant preacher,
whose want was such that he had not even a pillow upon which to rest his head, is now so
top-heavy with riches that she can rival - indeed, that she can put to shame - the
combined might of the most redoubtable financial trusts, of the most potent industrial
super-giants, and of the most prosperous global corporation of the world?
It is a question that has echoed along the somber corridors of history during almost 2,000
years; a question that has puzzled, bewildered and angered in turn untold multitudes from
the first centuries to our days.
The startling contradiction of the tremendous riches of the Roman Catholic Church with
the direct teaching of Christ concerning their unambiguous rejection, is too glaring to be
by-passed, tolerated or ignored by even the most indifferent of believers. In the past,
indeed, some of the most virulent fulminations against such mammonic accumulation
came from individuals whose zeal and religious fervor were second to none.Their
denunciations of the wealth, pomp, luxury and worldly habits of abbots, bishops,
cardinals and popes can still be heard thundering with unabated clamor at the opening of
almost any page of the chequered annals of western history.