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← The Pope's unholy alliance with the dictator

Stevehill's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Stevehill

What's in it for the Pope? The "right to collect church taxes", if the Nazi Konkordat is any useful guide. Typically more or less "voluntary" taxes these days, although depending on the country involved they tend to be automatically deducted from salary unless you go through a certain amount of hoops to opt out.

Also the right to dominate the education system so as to proselytise and the rest of the usual guff, such as getting a state to agree it will never implement a divorce law (e.g. Italy, Spain and - still unrepealed - Malta)

Concordatwatch is a useful, and very good, resource.

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:13:13 UTC | #580297