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.”

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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.

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

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Pope Advocates Taxing Churches

Best Pope ever!

Limited to small property tax cases.

Curses!

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

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