Monday, October 3, 2011

Vatican lies on Milan's San Raffaele hospital. The mysterious suicide that has rocked the Vatican

The Vatican lies and deceives about money. If there is anything the Vatican will not tell the truth and nothing but the truth -- it is about the money it hoards from despots' ill-gotten wealth. There are 1.2 billion Catholics and if each gives 1 dollar every week, that is 52 billion dollars each year in revenue – all for practicing the sorcery of the Mass each Sunday adn parroting papal lies from generation to generation. So the Pope and the Vatican are the richest institution on earth for simply carrying on the Vatican LIES of each century each Sunday. So let no one be fooled that any Vatican institution or any diocese is bankrupt.

The ploy of the Legion of Chirst that "it is for economic reason" that they are selling their property in New Castle New York is a pack of lies, read article below. Likewise the Vatican is running out of lies when ever they ask for Peter's Pence or for Sunday contributions, read how the Vatican stole 98% of the collection for Peter's Pence in 2009 -- an investigation of the 2009 Peter's Pence Collection wherein $82 million was received but only $8.5 million were actually spent on works of charity

The problem of the Legion of Christ is that no matter how "holy" are its followers and how rapid is the rate of priests it ordains each year, the head was corrupt, Fr. Marcial Maciel is the worst serial pedophile of the John Paul II Army . Likewise the Vatican is corrupt in its head the Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI and therefore its final demise is imminent because Christ will no longer allow himself to be the slave of the Mammon-Devil of the SECRET Vatican Swiss Banks.

The mysterious suicide that has rocked the Vatican

The Independent (United Kingdom)

Monday, 3 October 2011

Mario Cal's death at an institution with links to the Papacy has put corruption claims in the spotlight, says Michael Day

On a Monday morning in July, a gunshot rang out in the administration section of Milan's San Raffaele hospital. Seconds later, a frightened secretary entered the office of the institution's vice-president, Mario Cal, and found him lying in a pool of blood. Mr Cal clung briefly to life, but the Smith and Wesson revolver had done its job. Before long he died on one of his hospital's own operating tables.

The suicide of the hospital administrator went largely unnoticed outside Italy. But for the powers that be at the Vatican, it was more dreadful news. The global scandal over clerical paedophilia may be the story that dominates the headlines, but as the Vatican attempts to repair its stained reputation and mend diplomatic fences after spats with Beijing and Dublin, the death of Mario Cal was an ugly reminder of problems much nearer home.

Three hundred miles north of the capital, in Italy's second city, the battle is on to prevent a third body blow to the Vatican. This time cardinals are having to deal not with a moral abyss but a financial chasm – a shortfall of €1.5bn on the balance sheet of Milan's San Raffaele teaching hospital, an institute with links to the Vatican whose founder, Don Luigi Verzè, is a priest and a good friend of the city's most famous son, Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

The San Raffaele is highly regarded for the quality of its medical care and its research. But as Mr Cal's death made clear, it is in a crisis.

Thanks to bad investments and profligate expenses unrelated to medical care that would make a tycoon blush – including personal aircraft, hotels in Sardinia, and mango plantations in South America – the hospital is on the verge of collapse, something that was said to have been distressing Mr Cal greatly, and would have proved a huge embarrassment to the Vatican.

Mario Cal was said to have been deeply distressed by the San Raffaele hospital?s perilous financial state

Underlining the gravity of the situation, Milan's chief prosecutor, Edmondo Bruti Liberati, announced on Friday that the organisation was under investigation for fraudulent bankruptcy.

In mid-September the Vatican proposed a €250m rescue package. But the proposals appear to have received a cool reception from the authorities. Now the Holy See has until 10 October to come with a better plan, or the institution is almost certain to be declared bankrupt at a hearing two days later.

Meanwhile, questions are being asked about the suicide and the nature of the institution in which it took place. How was the hospital able to build up such colossal debts? Who placed Mr Cal's gun in a bag away from the body before the police arrived? And why did a hospital administrator in one of Western Europe's safest major cities feel the need to keep a pistol in his desk?

Ongoing judicial investigations into the death and the hospital's disastrous finances may provide answers to these questions. Some observers are forthright with their suspicions, however, Vatican expert Paolo Flores D'Arcais, editor of the cultural magazine MicoMega, told The Independent: "I suspect we are talking about illegality and I hope that sooner or later that prosecutors will investigate it." Backing for his views emerged on Friday with news that Mr Liberati's "preliminary analysis" of files and paperwork in the office and at the private residence of Mr Cal has revealed "evidence of criminality" in the hospital's accounts. But the determination shown by the Vatican to save San Raffaele is also making waves.

The insititution appears so important that this summer Don Verzè was joined by Pope Benedict XVI's right-hand man Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in the rescue operation. It wasn't as if the cardinal, the Vatican's head of state, didn't have enough on his plate with the seemingly endless child sex abuse scandal and its diplomatic consequences – as well as having to work in an atmosphere at St Peter's that is said to be poisonous.

But Cardinal Bertone, whose influence on the Vatican's purse strings, insiders say, has been achieved (and whom antipathy towards has been further fuelled) by placing friends and confidants in all the Holy See's key financial posts, was aware of the huge financial commitment the church was preparing to make in Milan, and felt obliged to step in. In mid-September, the Vatican Bank offered to stump up €250m to keep San Raffaele afloat, with some contributions coming from the businessman Vittorio Malcanzana, a friend of Cardinal Bertone. La Stampa reported last week that some at the Vatican doubt the wisdom of making such a huge financial commitment.

There has been talk of jobs being saved. But there may be other motives. Cardinal Bertone has said that he would like to create a larger centre of excellence, by merging the San Raffaele with other hospitals. Which begs the question: why is the Catholic Church so keen to be a major investor in the healthcare of Italy – a rich nation, with one of the highest life expectancies in the world – when poor countries lack a basic health infrastructure?

One suggestion is that medical care is profitable. "Nuns do much of the work nurses would do without paying them... and the church doesn't pay tax on the money it makes," says James Walston, a professor at the American University of Rome.

However, for Mr D'Arcais the Vatican's interest revolves around the exercise of power. "You have to understand the Vatican is not just about religion," he says. "It seeks to have greater power and influence, and what could be more important than having a pivotal influence on education, medical care and bioethics?"

With such influence over the hospital's purse strings, the Holy See would be able to deter activities such as embryonic stem cell research that it considers immoral. Academics at San Raffaele have said that freedom in teaching and research should be "non-negotiable". But some observers, including the Vatican Insider website, agree that were the Holy See to increase its financial stake, maintaining this position would prove an uphill struggle.



21:50 29 SET 2011

(AGI) Milan - Another tragic moment in the life of San Raffaele Hospital after Mario Cal, Don Verze's right-hand man, committed suicide. The Prosecutor's Office has filed for bankruptcy against San Raffaele, which up until now has been an icon of excellence in the field of cancer treatment and research. The hospital is crumbling down under the weight of an over EUR 1billion debt . On 10th October, two days ahead of the hearing set for the bankruptcy case, the hospital's Foundation officials will present a preliminary agreement to avoid bankruptcy, but the Prosecutor's Office has shown strong pessimism. . .


Legionaries of Christ's New Castle property for sale after failed efforts for seminary, women's center

NEW CASTLE — After years of back and forth with the town over building a seminary or women's center on its Armonk Road property, the Legionaries of Christ, the conservative Catholic order, has put the land on the market.

The decision to sell the 97-acre property, a former estate now used as a retreat center, comes as the order suffers financially in the wake of a scandal involving its founder. The Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, who died in 2008, was accused of sexually abusing boys and fathering children. Pope Benedict appointed a delegate in 2010 to reform the order.

A spokesman, Jim Fair, said the sale is for economic reasons. No sale price is being given.

"It really is a property that is beyond what we need right now," he said.

The order also has a conference, education and training center in Thornwood where priests and brothers pursue advanced degrees, according to its website. Next door is a 165-acre property where the Legion has pursued plans to build a Catholic liberal arts university called Westchester University. The university application has languished since hearings on environmental studies in 2008 but Fair said it is still an active project.

A website,, has been set up to market the New Castle property, describing the 45,600 square-foot manor home and extensive grounds. The Legion asked for proposals with a deadline earlier this year, but it didn't result in a contract. It also is considering a long-term lease.

Fair said the order is looking at a couple proposals but that he couldn't give any details.

The property, called Our Lady of Mount Kisco, is zoned for single-family homes on two acres but has a permit from the town to host retreats and marriage preparation classes. New Castle Planner David Brito said no one has been in to talk to the town about plans.

From 1995 to 2004, the order sought approval to transform the property into a seminary that would have housed 460 seminarians, faculty and staff, part of what was then a growing international organization.

Then in 2004 it put forward an alternative proposal for a center for 200 lay women from the affiliated Regnum Christi movement. It dropped the women's center plan in 2006 and reverted to the seminary plan, then withdrew the seminary plan in 2008.

Sharon Greene, a neighbor who has been following the proposals' ins and outs for the past 16 years, said she's glad the plans didn't go through.

A residential development would be more in character with the neighborhood, she said.

"From our point of view, I think it would be nice if some developer bought it and built 10 — at the most 15 — private homes," she said.

The Legion bought the old estate for $3.12 million from the Unification Church in 1994. Before that it belonged to Billy Rose, a theater producer and songwriter, and the Sisters of the Cenacle.

San Raffaele, depositata in Tribunale la richiesta di fallimento

la Repubblica

MILANO - La procura ha chiesto il fallimento del San Raffaele, l'ospedale fondato da Don Luigi Verzè. E non poteva accadere diversamente. I numeri del gruppo non lasciano spazio ad altro. Il patrimonio è azzerato da tempo e i debiti che hanno raggiunto gli 1,5 miliardi di euro sono pari a quasi tre volte il fatturato. Con conti di questo tipo, i pubblici ministeri Laura Pedio e Luigi Orsi hanno solo tirato le somme di uno stato di decozione che durava da troppo tempo.

San Raffaele: il Vaticano ha fallito (MF)

Borsa Italiana

MILANO (MF-DJ)--La notizia era nell'aria da giorni, ma ieri e' arrivata la conferma ufficiale, attraverso un comunicato della Procura della Repubblica di Milano firmato dal procuratore capo Edmondo Bruti Liberati: la richiesta di fallimento per la Fondazione San Raffaele, predisposta dai pm Luigi Orsi e Laura Pedio, e' stata depositata.

San Raffaele, scatta l’inchiesta penale per bancarotta e false fatturazioni

Il Fatto Quotidiano

Ieri i pm milanesi Orsi e Pedio avevano presentato l'istanza di fallimento per l'istituto ospedaliero fondato da don Luigi Verzè. Tra gli elementi raccolti, i documenti rinvenuti nell'ufficio di Mario Cal, il manager che si è tolto la vita a luglio

San Raffaele, ipotesi bancarotta

Il Secolo XIX

Milano - Bancarotta. È l’ipotesi di reato su cui sta indagando la Procura di Milano, dopo aver presentato l’istanza di fallimento per il San Raffaele. Nel mirino degli inquirenti, stando a quanto è filtrato da un’inchiesta che prosegue nel più stretto riserbo, c’è il vecchio cda del gruppo ospedaliero, quello guidato, fino a metà luglio scorso, da Don Luigi Verzè, prima dell’ingresso del Vaticano per il salvataggio della fondazione, gravata da quasi un miliardo e mezzo di passività.

Lo schiaffo della Procura agli uomini del Vaticano

Corriere della Sera

MILANO - Ora che arriva lo schiaffo della Procura e che un documento riservato racconta come sono stati nominati gli uomini della Santa Sede nel San Raffaele, è ancor più un mistero la ragione per cui il Vaticano si sia infilato nella missione di salvataggio di don Luigi Verzé. L' operazione, a quel che si dice, era avallata dal segretario di Stato cardinale Tarcisio Bertone. Ma è vista con sempre più freddezza dalle alte sfere vaticane. Con l' arrivo del nuovo arcivescovo di Milano, Angelo Scola, la priorità sembra essere la «pacificazione» dell' Istituto Toniolo, porta d' ingresso all' Università Cattolica e al Policlinico Gemelli, sul cui controllo si sono scontrate le varie anime delle gerarchie ecclesiastiche. L' affare San Raffaele si tinge subito di rosso e di tragedia con il suicidio (18 luglio) di Mario Cal, braccio destro di don Verzé.

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