Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pope Francis Rents Out Sistine Chapel to Porsche

Has the anti-capitalist Pope become a money grubber (for charity of course--which just so happens to be the Church itself.

NyPO has the money grubbing details:
Pope Francis is allowing the endangered Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a corporate event, with the proceeds to benefit the needy — while at the same time cracking down on visitors to the world’s most famous church.
Porsche will be the first to hold an outside fundraiser amid Michelangelo’s fragile frescoes. The luxury German auto giant is offering an exclusive tour of Rome, including a concert inside the chapel, at a cost of more than 4,000 euros ($5,100) a pop.
At the same, the Vatican said Thursday that it would cap the annual number of visitors at 6 million to protect the Renaissance masterpieces from the tourist hordes.
I wonder what Jesus would say.

Oh yeah, Matthew 21:12
 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."
It is good Jesus arose from the dead, otherwise he would be spinning right now.

1 comment:

  1. Well, there is the "AT&T Park" and "Mercedes-Benz Superdome"... Why not "Porche Chapel" (who knows who Sixtus IV was anyway?) or "Butterfinga Pieta," "St. Peter's Square Up" and "St. Peter's GoDaddy Bascilica"... Ka-ching!