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VATICAN BEING INVESTIGATED AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OVER $ 2.3 BILLION IN SECRET TRANSFERS UNKNOWN TO AUSTRALIAN HIERARCHY.

Local Catholic Church leaders claim they haven’t seen a cent of it

By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia 23 Dec 2020,

The Vatican has secretly transferred $2.3billion to Australia in the last six years 

Transactions peaked at $581.3m in 2017, according to financial crime regulator

Australian Federal Police investigating information received from Austrac

Shocked Catholic Church leaders claim they have no knowledge of transactions 

Senior Catholic Church leaders have expressed shock over explosive revelations the Vatican has secretly transferred $2.3billion to Australia in the last six years, claiming they haven’t seen a cent of the money.

Figures released by Australian financial crime regulator Austrac have revealed more than 400,000 transactions have been made since 2014, sparking an Australian Federal Police investigati

Transfers from the Vatican to Australia rose from $71.6m in 2014 to $137.1m in 2015 before doubling again to $295m in 2016 and peaking at $581.3m in 2017.

More than $422m was transferred in 2018, an additional $491.8m in 2019 and $294.8m this financial year to date, The Australian reported.

An investigation into $2.3billion of secret transactions from The Vatican to Australia continues.

The individual recipients of the transactions haven’t been disclosed. 

Australian Federal Police confirmed it continues to investigate information from Austrac about the Vatican’s transactions to Australia.

Several senior Catholic Church figures, who declined to be named, were stunned to hear about the transferred funds, claiming to the publication they had no knowledge or received a single cent.

The Austrac figures also revealed $117.4m was sent from Australia to the Vatican since 2014, including $7.5million to date in 2020

The transactions were disclosed in response to questions from federal Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

‘In the light of the investigations at the Vatican into corruption, embezzlement and money laundering, with charges already being laid and Vatican officials suspended, we need to know where the money went,’ she told The Australian. 

The Australian Federal Police is investigating transactions to Australia from the Vatican

Senior Australian Catholic Church leaders claim they haven’t received a cent of the secret transactions from the Vatican.

PAT SAYS

When it comes to RCC scandals it’s either sex or money or both.

It’s interesting that all this money started to go to Australia after Pell became the Vatican money supremo.

I thought countries around the world contributed to the Vatican.

Why would the Vatican be sending money to Australia?

Was it Vatican Bank money laundering or money clearing?

Will we ever know?

CHRISTMAS ARIA

CHRISTMAS BUZZ

THE ORATORY LARNE. CHRISTMAS 2020

102 replies on “VATICAN BEING INVESTIGATED AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OVER $ 2.3 BILLION IN SECRET TRANSFERS UNKNOWN TO AUSTRALIAN HIERARCHY.”

These are internal Church matters and no concern of Australia or indeed this blog. Australia should fix its miscarriage of justice-prone legal system before worrying about money transfers from one part of the global Church to another part.

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10:30 am – I believe 10:27 am may have been using irony, sometimes referred to as sarcasm.
If not, it is either a Roman bishop or, somebody with a good sense of humour x

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10.27 p.m what a stupid or harmful thing to say. Everything Vatican has always been of interest to everybody. I suppose 2 billion is pocket money to this commenter. Sinister, devious, vicious, which? And do you have some insider reason why this deal you know about mustn’t be looked at do you?

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Think what you will of Cardinal Pell. I believe the man was set up by evil men in the Curia. This headline is yet another way to try and discredit the man and why? He was getting too close to the truth! He will not be the first Prince of the Church to suffer as a result of dirty tricks and he wont be the last. Sadly Pat you have fallen into the trap of helping those who are conspiring to bring him down by peddling what they want you to believe. They thought he would be nicely out of the way but not so. They thought the same and did happen of Albino Luciani.

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10.54

You, berk, are a living study in human paranoia.

Your expression, ‘Prince of the Church’, shows exactly how much a Roman-Catholic-clerical toady you are.

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You Englishman 10.28am do prove what an idiot you really sound. I thought 10.54pm raised very interesting points. Are you not the paranoid one?

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10.49

Your first sentence is illogical, but never mind.

If you thought the paranoid berk at 10.54 raised interesting points, then I needn’t point out the bleeding obvious about your character, too.

By the way, I’m a Northern Irelander born and bred, though to be fair to you, I do have English blood in my veins… from my father, a full-blooded Anglo-Saxon. And proud of it. Me, too.

So I suppose this makes me Anglo-Irish.😕 Well, of course it does.😃 Doubly proud, therefore.😊

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I’m Anglo-Irish, too. I can proudly say 😊
My nanner, my Dad’s mammy, looks the double of Mrs Brown; that’s her nickname down our friendly local 😊
Whenever we knock at my nanner’s door, she always answers wearing a tabard with a dusting cloth hanging from the pocket 😂
“What the friggin’ ‘ell do you want, now, lad? I hope you’re not going to eat all my biscuits again and start moaning about that thick eejit of a bi4@h!”
— “Nah, nanner, I’m not here for your biscuits, I’m her to see you. Give us a big Christmas hug!” – “But since you mentioned biccies, can I have one, please?” 😋 x

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My take is, the reason Becciu got outed over something else (which he otherwise wouldn’t have be) is he OPPOSED this (once he discovered his underlings had deceived him over what it was about). The recent witnesses didn’t see it either. Note Victoria wouldn’t investigate. Why wouldn’t Victoria investigate?
Taking a random name out of a hat, the reason why Abp Nichols gets into deeper water than he wanted, is due to some strange factors operating on him. I by chance eyewitnessed how one of the archbishops was pliable to someone or other.

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I’m beginning to think disreputable approaches by persons of alleged standing within the RCC to church personnel – including when in training – is less rare than I thought. If a bunch of people are doing it, perhaps it is because lots of bunches of people were always doing it.
It would now be exceedingly useful for example if a secular charity would survey all RCC priests, ex-priests and ex-seminarians about such approaches and, keeping their identity secret, would publish the names of all seminary staff during periods concerned, plus the VDs of other students at the time. (Even ringleaders among seminarians had someone put them up to it / egg them on.)
Those VDs and staff etc are material witnesses. A parallel survey could cover other institutions (Houses of this or that). These surveys should include “favour doing” in any circumstances. It’s strange that strong drink is considered an institutional necessity to church, e.g lovingly filmed ale sipping but no talk of ‘er indoors. The equivalent to small beer of old would be watered down shandy, not a necessity in days of good water.

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Jesus what gorgeous pooches. I wouldn’t mind one or two of those millions into my own account. Joke. I wouldn’t know what to do with it. I am happy as I am. Up a bit late tonight. After the bed now. Good night Pat.

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I think we should sharply criticise the taste in vestments of Aria & Buzz. I know where they are headed – lace next.

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OMG! Aria and Buzz are absolutely adorable, Bishop Pat.
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I’m just sitting up, late, while editing some script blocks for a project I’m working on; and I have to say it’s looking pretty good, man!
Setting HTML5 doctype with XSLT in Stack overflow is one of them jobs which you either love or hate. I love it!
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Not sure what I’ll use for the body, but at least I’ll have the syntax and peripherals in a nice little neat and ready to use suite.
PUBLIC “XSLT-compat” is not out of date, guys! It does work – or maybe it’s just my Attention Deficit which makes this coding easy to incorporate into HTML, and some!
I dunno, it just works for me; I don’t question why 😊

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Please pray @ 8:04 am –
Yes, indeed; let us pray for the well-being of all who hold genuine integrity who are investigating.
Let us also pray for, and encourage, the fostering of integrity within our Social Services and Civil Court systems 🎄 ⛄ x

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I’ve never understood the nonsense of seminaries, convents and monasteries of getting people up at the screak of dawn to prayer when they are half-asleep, irritable and hungry, none of which are conducive to prayer or a calm state of mind. I asked the Middle Dean in Maynooth if 7.15am was intrinsically holier than 8.30am or 9.00am. He had no answer except “it’s in the Rule”.

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I agree. We had to be in chapel for 7.30am. The guy in front of me always used to clench his butt cheeks to keep his balance. It was a distraction when you’re meant to be singing the Benedictus.

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Working people are on public transport at that time in the morning not walking down a corridor to close their eyes in public

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Snow Surrender ⛄🎄🎅❄️🌨️🎁🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿says:

I hope Boris doesn’t give us BRINO.

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The charlatan put a border in the Irish Sea when he said previously that no British PM could ever agree to such a thing. Watch out for betrayal again

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Now we’ve won our freedom back from the Brussels bureaucrats, the next battle is to win our fundamental freedoms back from the lockdown fanatics in the Govt and SAGE to meet with our family & friends, take off the masks & allow all businesses to reopen. Let battle commence. 🇬🇧💪

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Delighted to see you using Sarum rite colours for your dog’s! Of course Sarum has often been followed by churches looking for a non-Roman source of Catholicism.

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There are Catholic clergy who have used Sarum on occasion with permission from their ordinary.
Dr. Sean Finnegan, an A&B priest has a Sarum mass that he celebrated on YouTube.

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Just finished Confessions. Time for lunch, a few gins, a bottle of expensive red and then bed until 11pm. Midnight Mass. Exhausting day for us Clergy.

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Not sure what prezzies actually means. Patsy usually dines on Christmas Day with a wealthy family with no expense spared I am reliably told.

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Pat has dinner at home every Christmas Day with his loved ones – a fully hone cooked dinner – as will be happening tomorrow. Will publish pics of the meal 😃

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Jesus, Jesus, Word made Flesh, find your way into Pat’s heart: Jesus, Jesus, Light of God, turn Pat’s heart to love. May you give him kindness, tolerance and compassion…Jesus, Jesus, Word of God, please take Patsy to your heart…

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Ah, now Father! A wee bit of hand wafting in the confessional, a few words of a absolution similtaneously, and… drum roll… SWA, really. 🤣

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2.24: I’m a married man….I just thought a wee prayer for Patsy would be good fun…you fool… Pat needs prayers. God bless all our Catholic Priests…

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@4:39pm What about this link direct to the videos? https://www.facebook.com/oratorymass/videos ? or https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=Bishop%20buckley%20live%20mass or +Pat, why not use the page Independant Catholic Church? https://www.facebook.com/tolerancelovediversity (apologies for spelling mistake) I left you admin. You should be able to do live videos there. Facebook public pages are viewable to those not on facebook whereas personal profiles are not, if I’m correct? You could correct my spelling at the same time! lol Merry Christmas Everyone. ~Tom

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Pat can you fix this before the candlelit communion tonight? I’d be disappointed if I couldn’t join you!

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The link doesn’t give access to videos if you don’t have a Facebook account. It’s to do with your permissions on the videos. They aren’t public.
I don’t want a Facebook account, I have privacy concerns.

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I don’t want a Facebook account. I don’t want to be poked. I don’t want Bill Gates to spy on me.

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I watched until 7:45 pm and turned over to Christmas University Challenge. I hope you have something interesting for us later on, Bp Pat. Merry Christmas.

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LOL.
Passed by St malcahy Church as it closed 😏.
But you see on their website as its all donations galore. 😜

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Wel, I was at Mass today and the priest quoted a long section of St Augustine’s sermon, which essentially said that if it wasn’t for original sin then Jesus would not have needed to come as saviour etc. etc. I followed? up to a point. It makes sense if you swallow wholesale the biblical and christian narrative. But, then I started to think while he was speaking, what if original sin is just a confection in order to kickstart the narrative, a bit like yeast in bread ? So, I’ve been thinking about it all day. And, you know, I wonder if this business of original sin is just some need on our part to explain the world as it is rather than just accepting that is the way the world is ? We search for all sorts of explanations for things, and that I have decided is the genesis of most stories about salvation and God, not just the christian one. However, there is a big bit of me that wants to go even earlier than original sin and see whether the world and nature was so perfect after all ? These narratives are just too convenient and contrived. I understand why, because we ask questions and we want answers to comfort us. But, maybe we need not to have the answers and just put up with being unknowing and uncomfortable ? Just some Christmas musings on my part. I’ll still have turkey and christmas pudding and pretend it’s all about the Baby Jesus. Nevertheless, increasingly it doesn’t satisfying me anymore. Not knowing and living with that seems more real, truer and more honest than made up narratives which are designed to make me feel better.

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Without original sin the whole of Christianity falls apart. It is actually the key doctrine, not the resurrection.

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I guess we wouldn’t need saving if not for original sin. So no Christmas incarnation. The Church better have it right about original sin, therefore. Or, are all those biblical accounts just a bit of fake news ? If so, it has certainly kept those who peddle them in a job for a few thousands of years. Any more views on original sin ?

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7.56
I think not. Judaism and Christianity existed before Augustine. In fact, Judaism’s reading of Genesis 2-3 has not resulted in its sharing in Christianity’s theology of original sin and a fall. Augustine’s position over and against Pelagius is overstated in most of Christian history climaxing at Trent – an imbalance which still needs to be redressed.

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Fr Edward McGee, press officer for Down & Connor, ie a desk priest doing a job that could and should be filled by a lay person.

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6.47: Rest with your questioning faith. An unquestioned faith is shallow. I look to the Nativity narrative as God entering our world in the person of Jesus to inaugurate a new humanity, a new beginnings. If we focus just on the “baby Jesus” and ignore the message of CHRIST in his ministry, then we fail to grasp God. Christmas by its very nature, surrounded by gospel narratives, lights, cribs, floral displays, gift giving and simple liturgy with ancient carols at mass draws us towards awe, wonder and mystery. Christmas helps us refind beauty. When we find beauty and acknowledge its gift, we are entering the Divine, the transcendence of life. Reflective faith leads us to explore the human and the Divine. Christmas is and can be a catalyst for rebirth and new beginnings….

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This article confirms what I have always said that the business of the RC church is actually a racket (money and sex) and the religion bit is just a front. Mark my words now the press is on the trail the revelations of the next few years will shame anyone who thinks I am wrong 📺

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I see Fr Etienne has put 6 Masses on in his 2 Churches in Blackpool. They can hold over a hundred each during COVID. Could it be because all the Christmas offerings go the Clergy in his Diocese?

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Etienne always looks like he’s in need of a good subbing in any picture I see of him. Personal hygiene ? Or just a touch of something, aaahhmmm, foreign that doesn’t always photograph well ? The name would suggest something French, and we know what the French are like when it comes to personal hygiene. Why do you think they had the bidet.? Saves from having to have a full wash. Just freshen up the undercarriage.

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8 36: You, Ivory, hopefully will stay away from church this Christmas. Hard cynics and haters like you are not wanted. Well done to Fr. Etienne and all priests for facilitating extra masses. God bless them all.

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Very good, so he’s expecting 600 at Mass? Won’t happen. Just looked at a photo of him on line. Handsome dude!

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
— Proverbs 3:5-8
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Bishop Pat, could you please light a candle for me and my family on Christas day?
My baby cousin, Francesca, died around this time of year 12 years ago, she was only 3 years old.
The kids dad, big Kieran, took his own life in August of this year, so it’s been tough. He was only 47.
Your blog is a light which shines in the darkness.
I think I saw an angel today, I’m sure. I know I did.
God bless and Merry Christmas all 🎄 x

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@10:27 Peter, you’re a breath of fresh air in spite of all you’ve suffered and that of your family, I’m sure they and all who know you and many of us getting to know you here, think You Are An Angel! x
God Bless and Merry Christmas to you too! x

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