FrankenPope’s Visit Brings Diocese to Verge of Bankruptcy

FrankenPope’s Visit Brings Diocese to Verge of Bankruptcy – 6/16/18

The diocese of Fribourg/Lausanne/Geneva, Switzerland, is in troubles after Pope Francis made the short-term decision to visit the World Council of Churches in Geneva on June 21.

The official webpage writes that “the case is emblematic of the Vatican’s habits in organizing such a trip.”

Only in February, Bishop Charles Morerod of Fribourg was informed about the upcoming visit and of Francis’ wish to celebrated a public Mass whose entire organization and funding would be on the diocese. The announcement was giving under embargo so that the diocese could start organizing only in March.

The Mass will cost the diocese more than two million Swiss Francs/Dollars which is more than its annual budget. So far, the diocese was able to cover only a fourth of the cost. Most of the money goes for security.

The bishop’s call for donations from the parishes generated the amount of less than 25.000 Francs. writes that the Vatican does not contribute anything and, for unknown reasons, does not wish a collection during Francis’ Mass.

As a last resort, the diocese has asked its religious communities to start a novena to Saint Joseph.

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2 comments on “FrankenPope’s Visit Brings Diocese to Verge of Bankruptcy

  1. Since I am grateful for the FSSP priests in Fribourg who will be swept up in this latest installment of “How To Bankrupt Entire Dioceses In Minutes,” I will ask two questions…
    1. Has the Motel 6 in the Occupied City hired on the. old crew from the Clinton White House travel office to take over papal visit preparations?
    2. Has anyone spotted Craig Livingston in sunny Nuovo Roma lately?

  2. So the Pope is going to say Mass for a bunch of Protestants and I assume they will receive communion and for this , a Diocese is going to go bankrupt! Say it is not so !

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