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No Peter’s Pence

On June 29th, Catholics around the world collect the so-called “Peter’s Pence” to provide financial support to the pope and the Vatican. This year, it’s time to cut off the money supply to the corrupt institutions of the Vatican - and the German Catholic Church has to rally in support of the pope’s attempts to quell corruption.

We’ve got a real scandal on our hands: The papal household has exposed a whistleblower, and just like a good crime novel would have it, it is the Pope’s butler. The last butler who created a comparable stir was employed by Lady Di and angered the British royal palace by passing along private information about the Princess of Wales. But this scandal is more important and potentially more destructive that the revelations about the House of Windsor. The Vatican’s scoundrel leaked the private mail of the pope himself to the press.