The Church of England is to be congratulated as to its perspicuity. I only wish the Vatican and the local hierarchy were the same on issues of finance.
"mission and ministry" - they missed off of an "m" - maintenance - which accounts for quite a substantial percentage of both expenditure and energy.
Well, Robert, there's always 'Peter's Pence'. However I sincerely doubt that Pope Francis is as conerned about the financial health of his Church as some of his lay and clerical underlings. He appears to be more concerned for the welfare and survival of 'God's Little Poor Ones' - in the path of his illustrious namesake - than the likes of Cardinal Pell and the custodians of the Vatican Bank
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