Thursday, June 5, 2014
Chasing the (sort of) Money-Lenders out of the (sort of) Temple
What may be the most interesting news of the day seems to have only appeared on Al Jazeera English (by way of Associated Press) thus far. Pope Francis has dismissed all Italian members of the Financial Information Authority, the oversight body for the Vatican's financial activities. All of them had been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI. One Italian will be among the replacements, The others will be from Singapore, Switzerland (a new kind of Swiss Guard?), and the United States. The analogy with Jesus' encounters with the money-lenders in the Temple is irresistible, but then Jesus would not have known about Swiss banks!