Pope Advocates Taxing Churches


This Pope is really hard to hate. You can fault him on a lot of things, but he’s definitely pushing the envelope on the “mercy” theme.

“Some religious orders say, ‘No, now that the convent is empty we are going to make a hotel and we can have guests and support ourselves that way, or make money,’” said Pope Francis. “Well, if that is what you do, then pay taxes! A religious school is tax-exempt because it is religious, but if it is functioning as a hotel, then it should pay taxes just like its neighbor. Otherwise it is not fair business.”



Yeah, it’s enough to make me think that the old snarky response to affirm something is true – is the Pope Catholic? – is not necessarily accurate any more.


My favorite variant is, “Does the Pope shit in the woods?”



Pope Advocates Taxing Churches

Best Pope ever!

Limited to small property tax cases.



My mother in law had to explain that one to me.

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