Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pope, ever above playing politics, refuses charitable donation because of 666


A chunk of summary here:
The frosty relationship between two of the world’s most prominent Argentinians appears to have taken a turn for the worse after it emerged that Pope Francisrejected a charitable donation from the government of President Mauricio Macri – at least partly – because the sum included the figure 666. 
Earlier this month, the centre-right president made a donation that totaled 16,666,000 pesos (slightly under $1.2m) from the Argentinian government to the Scholas Occurentes educational foundation, which is backed by the pope and is based on a similar organization founded by Francis when he was cardinal of Buenos Aires.
I'll spare the contrast, but remember - this Pope happily accepted a big ol' commie-cross donation from an irreligious communist. But a 1.2 million dollar donation from someone who is 'center-right' gets turned down because 16,666,000 pesos is a satanic sum. And also, say his surrogates, he doesn't like austerity measures.

It's not just political. It's petty.

By the way, want to know what Scholas Occurentes is? Let me give you their 'about' page, describing its mission.
It connects technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace. It is present in 190 countries through its web made up of over 430.000 schools and educational networks in 5 continents. With headquarters in the Vatican City, Argentine, Spain, Paraguay and Mozambique. Its mission is to achieve the integration of communities, with special focus on the poorer ones, by committing all social actors and incorporating schools and educational networks worldwide to technological, sports and artistic proposals. It works with all kinds of schools, both public and private, and of all religious affiliations.
Technology, arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace. Wow. How to sum up my reply...

Wait, I know.

1 comment:

The Deuce said...

So it's basically a secular "social justice" organization with no mention of Christianity anywhere in its mission, but Pope Commie can't accept donations to it from a right-winger supposedly because the sum happens to have "666" in it. Right.