20:26 [National Justice] (E)
The Vatican has found itself in dire straits thanks to a combination of rife corruption and collapsing donations. These are the claims in Universal Judgement, a new book by Gianluigi Nuzzi, the Italian journalist famous for curating documents revealing financial improprieties in the Vatican. In 2006, the Catholic Church took in $112.7 million dollars. Today, donations have plummeted to about half, at $56.9 million. At this rate, the Vatican will be forced to default by 2023, according to Nuzzi.
12:45 [Zero Hedge] (E)
More fallout after a shock police raid on Vatican executive offices in early October...
17:04 [Vanessa Beeley] (E)
A labour of love by Greek architectural engineer, Najwan Tahannis. Please watch his shy, proud smile at the end of his interview when he tells me that many people have told him how beautiful the church is. While the West claims outrage and demands the protection of Christians in Syria, they are effectively ensuring their persecution while financing, arming and promoting the terrorist groups who have systematically desecrated churches and massacred Christian communities across Syria.
13:58 [RT] (E)
The Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox churches in Western Europe has officially returned to the Moscow Patriarchate’s domain after defying an order from its rival Constantinople to dissolve. Russia’s Patriarch Kirill presented the unity charter to Archbishop John (Renneteau) during a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Moscow’s Patriarchate’s largest church. John, who shall remain in charge of the Western European parishes, was previously given the title ‘Archbishop of Dubna’.
21:28 [Huffpost Blog] (E)
It`s not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world`s most populous gathering and you`ve probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching twenty million last year. That is a staggering %60 of Iraq`s entire population, and it is growing year after year.