Vatican City, Nov 21, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent return to the “Vatican bank” of some $28.8 million, seized because of alleged money laundering, closes a story that opened almost five years ago and accompanied the reform of Vatican finances.
In 2010, the Public Prosecutor of Rome made a preventive seizure of 23 million Euros transferred by the Institute for Religious Works (IOR, or “Vatican bank”) from an account it held in the Italian bank Credito Artigiano, now Credito Valtellinese.
The latest statistics from the Vatican, there are now 1.229 billion baptized people in the world, a ten percent increase since 2005. The Church has grown the fastest in Africa, where the number of Catholics increased by 29 percent.
The Kremlin is ready to ban state officials from owning foreign property or keeping money abroad, a move seen by one civil society group as the latest manifestation of “Western phobia” by the government.
Kommersant stated that strict controls on foreign assets were seen as necessary.
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“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.
“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.
He made the remarks as US pResident Barack Obama is under pressure to seek congressional approval before expanding Washington’s military air campaign against ISIL targets from Iraq into neighboring Syria.
Once the enemy of Christianity when Russia was Rothschild’s USSR, Russia has now removed Rothschild in 2006 and has now positioned itself as the hope of persecuted Christians.
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin this week of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations.
RT online reported that Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relation chief of the Russian Orthodox Church presented evidence and statistics that stated, “Every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the word.”
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According to worldwide statistics, atheism is in decline, according to a study done by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. It reveals that Christianity is displacing atheism in many parts of the world. Atheists made a whopping 4 percent of the world’s population in 1970, then just 2 percent in 2010, and will drop to 1.8 percent by 2020.
The places with the most rapid Christian growth are “atheist” countries, where religious practice has been either forbidden or severely restricted, such as in China. As people are given a little more freedom and means, they are turning towards the Christian Truth and away from the secular atheism of their government.
However, atheists are keen to point out that their numbers are rising. It is true that the aggregate number of atheists is on the rise, which is a natural occurrence as population increases, however, that rise is not keeping pace with freedom.
As people in Russia and China become free to express their religious beliefs, many of them are becoming Christians and are displacing atheists as dominant majorities in those regions. Many of those people, once counted among the atheists, were never really atheists at all. Catholics Online
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The new year will be brighter only if everyone steps outside their safe havens, gets involved and works together to solve local problems with generosity and love, Pope Francis said.
As 2013 comes to a close, let everyone ask God for forgiveness and thank him for his patience and love, the pope said as he presided over a Dec. 31 evening prayer service in St. Peter’s Basilica.