Mother Teresa kept Vatican Bank afloat

Mother Teresa had such huge savings in the Vatican Bank that if she had withdrawn her funds the institution could have defaulted, according to an Italian journalist.

Gianluigi Nuzzi’s newly-released book, ‘The Original Sin,’ digs into the Vatican’s darkest secrets and details how, when American archbishop Paul Marcinkus was appointed president of the Vatican Bank, Mother Teresa was believed to have “by far the most cashed up account.”

“If only Mother Teresa had closed the accounts or transferred them, the institute would have risked default,” Nuzzi writes, La Presse reports.

The Italian author went on to say how the discovery of Mother Teresa’s bank account is proof of Marcinkus’ long-standing meddling in Vatican affairs.

“There is a power block in the Vatican that obstructs Pope Francis’ reforming action just as it did with Benedict XVI – it existed with Marcinkus and his parallel management of the IOR – and it still exists today,” Nuzzi said.

“Her [Mother Teresa] account in the Vatican bank is proof that these gentlemen were and still are within the Curia and they trust them. They were also trusted by Mother Teresa, who, as is told, entered the Ior by a secondary door and was welcomed by Monsignor De Bonis, Marcinkus’s right arm.”

Nuzzi went on to say that when Marcinkus was appointed president of the Vatican Bank by Pope Paul VI in 1970, and explicitly asked to have his aide, archbishop Donato De Bonis, work beside him.

“From that moment their power strengthened day by day, the book reads, De Bonis knew the bank in all its ins and outs. He skilfully moved within the sacred buildings, appearing to be more acquainted with the cinema’s jet set than with the needy souls of the faithful – he was closer to the man of the Roman palaces than to the poor of Mother Teresa,” Nuzzi said, as cited by Affaritaliani.


but i thought she was a poor nun?

“Mother Teresa had such huge savings in the Vatican Bank that if she had withdrawn her funds the institution could have defaulted, according to an Italian journalist.” on hand might be one thing..but ownership of an entire country and acreage would cover expenses eh?


~ by seeker401 on November 14, 2017.

7 Responses to “Mother Teresa kept Vatican Bank afloat”

  1. mind boggling hypocrisy akin to evil. no wonder she used a secret entrance. how many suffering people could that money have lifted? lives saved?

    • Amen to that Nomad you’re back 🙂


      According to a paper by Canadian academics Serge Larivée, Geneviève Chénard and Carole Sénéchal, Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations but lacked medical care, systematic diagnosis, necessary nutrition and sufficient analgesics for those in pain:[113] “Mother Teresa believed the sick must suffer like Christ on the cross”.[114] It was said that the additional money might have transformed the health of the city’s poor by creating advanced palliative care facilities.[115][116] Abortion-rights groups criticised Teresa’s stance on abortion.[117][118][119]

      did she just send it to the vatican rather than use it?

  2. check this out, seek, if you havent already

  3. Teresa was following RC dogma. She was following a lie, and lied all the time to others. The RC official position is Christ’s merited blessings were enough to make a person perfect at their baptism, but after baptism, the person has to merit his own justification before God by works of penitence. The RC calls the first justification at baptism: iustitia Christi (justification of Christ). After the person is made perfect, again according to RC dogma the person is perfect at baptism, the person actually sins in their lifetime, so the RC system is a sacramental system to do something about the sin after baptism. Since according to the RC, Christ’s merited blessings only work on the person at their baptism, then after baptism the RC came up with other things the person “must do” on their own to satisfy God due to their sinning after baptism. The “must do” is the RC sacramental system that the RC creatively imagined. It is a pretend system not found in Scripture. So iustitia Christi at baptism, then iustitia Dei is when the person has merited enough value, or works, before God for God to accept them into heaven. How the person merits is accomplished by many ways in their sacramental system, but the primary way is the confession before the priest. The person confesses before the priest their sin, and the priest gives them acts of penance the person has to perform in order to be considered more ‘iustitia Dei’ (fully justified by God).

    Short chart:
    iustitia Christi: baptism (Christi/blessings Christ merited and the person is
    | perfect)
    | Life of Faith (piligrim’s way)
    | The person continues to sin, but no longer does Christ save them, the RC
    | believes it is up to the person to save their own self by following the
    | sacramental system of the RC church.
    | a — confession before the priest with penance given (works to perform to
    | satisfy God)
    | b — Mass
    | c — Last rites
    | d — purgatory
    iustitia Dei

    The above short chart is the lifetime of the person. Starts at baptism and then ends with iustitia Dei. According to the RC, Christ makes the person right before God only at baptism, but since people sin throughout their whole life the RC falsely established a sacramental system that the person has to perform to make their own self right before God, or in other words, satisfy God. That is why saints, supposedly in the RC, supererogate merits (gained more merits than the saint needed). The person may also get those merits from the saints through acts of penance (and other things) to make their own self look better before God. Indulgences are another merit system.

    Back to Teresa. Suffering is what Christ did, and the RC believes suffering is a work of salvation that a person may perform on their own in order to merit satisfaction before God. Suffering is an act of penance to justify their own self before God, again, according to the RC.

    It is a lie. Christ only satisfies a person before God by His death, resurrection, and now He sits on the throne at the right hand of the Father giving His salvation blessings He merited to His church, freely forgiving them, and making them holy. Only at Christ’s return will those saved be made without sin and thus perfect. Until then, nobody is perfect and our works merit no righteous standing before God. Only Christ. That is what Christians believe, that is why it is rightly called justification by faith alone in the epistle to the Romans. The Christian does good works because those good works are free rewards given by God to the life of the saved. The saved perform good works, but those good works do not satisfy God (make the believer right before God, for the believer is already right before God by Christ’s work imputed to the life of the believer). The good works are free for us and worked in the believer by the Holy Spirit, but those good works were not freely gained, for Christ paid a price – His life.

    The satisfaction, sufficiency, and assurance of Christ’s work is completely counter to the lie of the RC sacramental system. The RC churches whole church established is the sacramental system headed by the Pope, and it is a lie that had been solidified as we know it today at the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century.

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