FETISH’S MOST LIKELY TO GET A RULE: The Vatican’s Catholic Church has become an expensive business, with the Pope being the most famous of a number of high-profile priests who earn a lot of money, not least because they get a lot more to spend on sex.
The Vatican is an investment vehicle for the church and its hierarchy, with money going to finance the salaries of some of its most senior figures, including Pope Francis.
However, many of the same people also earn substantial salaries in the private sector.
Many of the wealthiest people in the world are also Catholic.
The Pope’s yearly salary is €50 million, according to a 2015 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which estimates that he earns between €1.3 billion and €1 billion a year.
Most of the money is invested in the Church’s seminaries and schools.
The most recent figures show he has a salary of around €200,000.
The annual salary for a Vatican priest is about €100,000, according a report by the Vatican’s ethics office, while the Vatican earns €10 million a year from its charitable arm, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDS).
The Vatican has said that the Church spends €50 billion annually on its ministry, with another €5 billion in its “social welfare” and another €2 billion in the “charities”.
In the public sector, it spends €30 billion a decade, with around half of that coming from the Vatican itself.
RELIGIOUS CHANGES FOR SOME: The Church has been gradually moving towards greater openness and transparency in its finances.
The pope has also been working to strengthen the institution’s role in society, opening up its schools and ministries to students from different faiths.
In March, the Pope said he would “open up” his Vatican residence to all non-Catholic visitors, but the Vatican has not been able to do that since the end of the Second Vatican Council in 1995.
The last time the Vatican made public any details of the Pope’s budget was in 2005, when it announced that the Pope received a salary for the first time in his pontificate of €5 million.
In 2010, he received another salary of €2 million.
But his salary was reduced in 2011 after he received a report from the OPCW, which found that the Vatican had failed to provide adequate financial transparency in the years since the crisis.
In the last decade, the Vatican also cut the salaries for bishops, priests and nuns, and made it harder for lay people to enter the clergy.
The Church is also working to reduce its bureaucracy.
In 2015, the Church opened its offices to students who had been studying in the country, but also to the disabled, refugees and migrants.
In 2014, the Pontifical Council for the Family, which oversees the Catholic Church, announced a series of measures to reform its bureaucracy, including cutting the number of administrative assistants by 50 per cent and allowing for a greater number of lay people in leadership roles.
It also announced plans to reduce the number on staff by 60 per cent by 2019.
In January, the OCCF also announced a plan to eliminate 40 per cent of the priests in the diocese of Cosenza, which covers parts of Italy’s north-east.
THE SACRAMENT OF THE FIFTH FLORIN: Pope Francis is not the first pontiff to be canonised in Italy, but he has been one of the most popular and controversial.
The new canonisation of Francis was announced in Rome on Saturday, and the new canon law was passed by a majority vote.
It marks a dramatic shift in the church’s canonisation process, which is governed by a process of consensus, with a majority of priests voting on whether a person should be canonized.
The canon law also contains a provision to remove Francis from the Church of Rome if he violates the Vatican law of prudential behaviour.
However the Vatican says Francis has already done that.
Francis has repeatedly said that he does not agree with the Church over the Church teaching on abortion and same-sex marriage.
In April, the pope announced he would make the decision on the canonisation “at the appropriate time”.
THE BISHOPS OF THE BUREAU: The Pope is also the bishop of Rome.
The Holy See has the responsibility of protecting the Church in the wider world.
In 2017, the Holy See became the first Catholic country to officially recognise the Vatican as a sovereign nation state.
However Francis has been criticised for failing to fulfil his duties to protect the Catholic faith, particularly in the Balkans and in the Middle East.
In his most recent trip to the region, Francis met with Muslim leaders and offered a personal apology for the “hurt” caused by the expulsion of thousands of Armenians from their homes.