Tuesday, 7 October 2008


The pope with an estimated wealth measured in the billions has proffered his wise advice - keep the faith...

The Associated Press
Pope Benedict XVI says the global financial crisis show the futility of money and ambition.
Benedict says that "now with the collapse of big banks we see that money disappears, is nothing and all these things that appear real are in fact of secondary importance." He urges those who build their lives "only on things that are visible, such as success, career,
money" to keep that in mind.The pontiff was speaking Monday as he opened the
works of a meeting of 253 bishops at the Vatican.Benedict says "the only
solid reality is the word of God."

thats all very well - and if he thinks that money means bugger all perhaps he could divest the vatican of some of its extensive financial interests and spread some money around some of its poorer people - stimulate the economy so to speak...

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