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Friday, 17 February 2012

Vatican to be forced to pay taxes on schools, hospitals, hostels with chapels

"This is a victory for public pressure," said Mario Staderini, the leader of the Italian Radicals party. "We've managed to break down – a little bit – the wall protecting the Church."  The Italian leader of the Radical party has been trying to change the exemption which came into effect 2005. The Tablet correspondence made the situation look worse than it is by pointing out difficulties in the Vatican. Sadly, there is a false idea that the Church is wealthy beyond belief. 

This is persecution, plain and simple.


Jacob said...

What was the situation before the 2005 exemption came into effect?

Supertradmum said...

I am not sure, but commercial buildings are taxed. This was an exemption made for non-commercial ones. The Vatican as an independent nation from Italy should not have to pay any taxes to Italy.

It would be as if Great Britain would try and tax Denmark.