Tax justice, including reforming the current tax systems, enacting jubilee, and paying reparations, was the focus of the second 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management public webinar held on 14 September.
The income the German Church receives from the ‘Church tax’ has hit a new high despite the record drop recently recorded in Catholic membership.
A confidant of the Pope’s has backed a tax on the rich, saying “there are people who have more than enough”.
Priests in option for the poor in Argentina have proposed a tax on the rich to combat the “virus of injustice”.
The Holy See Press Office announced April 15 that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, has appointed a new director and deputy director of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (AIF).
A German Jesuit has floated the idea of a wealth tax to cover the costs of COVID-19, saying “strong shoulders can do more than others”.
On the coronavirus front in Spain – where just over 33,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 and over 2,000 have died – a mayor has told the Church to pay tax to help solve the health, social and economic crisis as two bishops have taken ill from the disease.
Pope Francis has offered some advice for getting through these tough coronavirus days: “a hot meal, a caress, a hug, a phone call”, as well as other “small gestures of attention” to those close to us.
COMECE, together with the Jesuit Provincial Conferences from Europe and Africa, held a conference on Wednesday 11 December 2019 on the link between “Tax justice and poverty”.
Religions in Belgium’s Flanders region receive almost 500 million euros yearly in taxpayer money, a community politician has denounced.
The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic has cancelled legislation that would have taxed faith groups’ compensation for assets seized by the country’s Communist regime.
The majority of the world’s 3.3 billion workers suffer from a lack of economic security, equal opportunities and scope for human development.
A major Spanish humanist and secularist organisation has accused the country’s Catholic Church of operating in a “legal and tax haven”.
528 million euros. That’s the amount the Spanish Catholic Church takes into its coffers every year that falls outside the control of the taxman.
Income from Germany’s “Church tax” has hit a record high, with the Catholic Church taking in over 6.6 billion euros from the tax in 2018, and the Evangelical Church almost 5.8 billion.
On Tuesday, the Italian Bishops’ Conference (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, “CEI”) announced a donation of one million euros “in favour of the people of South Sudan.”
Greeks vote on Sunday in a national election that, according to the polls, Greece’s opposition centre-right New Democracy party is heavily favoured to win.
Participants in ‘Economy of Francesco’ webinar demand tax havens “be abolished immediately” and that World Bank and IMF undergo “democratic and inclusive” reforms
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A Spanish archbishop has backed workers protesting in churches over the lack of government help to overcome the COVID-19 economic…
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Academics interpret Francis’ welcoming of business activity, condemnation of corruption as evidence of his support for eco-social market economy
“Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet”, warns Francis