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^^ Here’s an explanation when people accuse the Vatican of having too much wealth and neglecting the poor. (full source here)

People who insist the church should sell its treasures - preserved for the good of all - are improvident. It’s akin to suggesting a productive fruit tree be destroyed to burn the wood for a night or two.” (+)

See also: Should the Catholic Church Sell St. Peter’s Basilica to Help the Poor? (Kathy Schiffer explains 4 key reasons why selling all is NOT the approach mandated by the Scriptures.)

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