Skip to comments.Frugal pope nixes bonus for Vatican employees
Posted on 04/18/2013 7:23:14 PM PDT by haffast
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The global economic crisis is hitting Vatican employees in their cassock pockets.
The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis, known for his frugal ways, decided Vatican employees won't be getting the bonus that traditionally comes with the election of a new pope.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said that given tough economic times - the Vatican posted a 15 million-euro deficit in 2011 - "it didn't seem possible or appropriate to burden the Vatican's budget with a considerable, unforeseen extra expense."
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Good for him!
Finally... a ‘conservative’ candidate for President of the U.S.
Not a chance the bishop here will follow this Pope’s lead. Lynch in St Pete is a spend-aholic.
I like him. But glad I don’t work for him.
Kinda weird to give a “bonus” just because there is a new pope.
Maybe they don’t have a system of regular salary review. When was their last raise— when B16 was elected?
And John Paul II before that!
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