Pope imposes new rules for saint-making after “abuses” of system

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35775405

Pope Francis has brought in new regulations for the Vatican’s process of making saints after allegations of abuses in the system.

Two recent books claimed officials get huge payments for investigating candidates for sainthood, with little control over how they spend the money.

The new rules mean external oversight of the bank accounts concerned.

Pope Francis has made reform of the Vatican a priority of his papacy, including perceived corruption.

The new rules set out the mechanism by which donors supporting a candidate for sainthood pay for the services of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican office responsible for reviewing candidates for sainthood.

The rules call for an administrator to be named for each prospective saint, and they must “scrupulously respect” the intention of each donation.

The administrator must keep a running tab on expenditures and donations, prepare an annual budget and be subject to the oversight of the local bishop or religious superior.

However, the rules do not specify how much money should be given by donors.

The costs to the Vatican of investigating candidates can be high, if lots of travel is necessary to collect testimony and conduct research about the candidate’s life, including establishing whether they performed miracles.

However, recent books by Italian journalists alleged that there was no oversight over how some donations were spent and that candidates supported by wealthier donors were likely to have cases resolved more quickly.

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so you can sort of buy a sainthood for your favorite good guy or gal?

“The new rules set out the mechanism by which donors supporting a candidate for sainthood pay for the services of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican office responsible for reviewing candidates for sainthood.”

ha!

“The costs to the Vatican of investigating candidates can be high, if lots of travel is necessary to collect testimony and conduct research about the candidate’s life, including establishing whether they performed miracles.”

yeah right..

“there was no oversight over how some donations were spent and that candidates supported by wealthier donors were likely to have cases resolved more quickly.”

401

~ by seeker401 on March 12, 2016.

6 Responses to “Pope imposes new rules for saint-making after “abuses” of system”

  1. http://ivarfjeld.com/2016/02/01/worshiping-the-corpse-of-saint-camilla/

  2. A real saint would refuse such accolades

  3. Bingo, and yes, pun intended.🙂

  4. saint is just another word for rapist missionary and violent sadist. juniper serra, bitch theresa, all the same.

  5. I think Tony Blair should be next on the list!.

  6. so are the businesses of these types .. the pope puts many flowers to images of Jesus’ mother, and in Spain, some politicians are hanging on representations of this woman, many medals: civil guard, the army. .. and many more. A large part of them moves them money, and others, money and power … no more … what good are all with a woman with whom they, avoid, talking in public .. Hypocrisy It maintains its rise in this society, which dehumanizes, forced marches. and of course, are those who laugh at the woman, converted by some in doll for their games, instead of going straight to thieves.
    For business they can raise or lower you from heaven, according to them it suits them. they present themselves as the good guys, while they take the wealth of the Earth, which belongs to us all, in the midst of all kinds of violations. What kind of people can do these things? Fiends!

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