Penalizing the Vatican: A Serious Strategy


Earlier I suggested that the EU should find a way to block the Vatican from utilizing euros.
But that just doesn’t make much sense. People want to buy those rosaries, candles and pictures of Popes — dead and alive. They want stamps and souvenirs and anything that they can find with religious depictions by the GAY Michelangelo.
They are going to use euros.
TWN has just consulted with some legal authorities on how to actually bring pressure on to the Vatican for failing to abide by the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, which I refer to here earlier.
Because of the Vatican’s failure to support this code of rights, a real LEGAL case could be made for ending national government subsidies (by Italy and other countries) to the church paid by the member state government if the right EU court found that the Vatican was in violation of the minority protections of the Charter.
According to my source, “This also goes to harassment in the work place, and presumably Catholic priests in Europe are also citizens of Europe and their work place conditions should be covered.”
It’s time for some lawyers to consider these possibilities. Some have notified TWN that they may encourage the EU to consider these actions the Vatican is taking more seriously than has been the case in the past.
But while we are waiting, some of the cardinals and “senior” echelon of the Catholic Church need to be outed.
— Steve Clemons