5 Billion Euros: Rotten EU Cracks Down on Church

The Novus Ordo bishops love the EU but the EU doesn’t love them.

The controversial European Commission has ordered Italy to make the Catholic Church and the Vatican retroactively pay the Ici, a municipal property tax in force from 1993 to 2011.

In 2006, the Berlusconi government exempted the Church from the tax on the grounds that it was a non-commercial entity.

According to FanPage.it (March 3), the decision only affects properties used for commercial purposes, mostly schools, and to a lesser extent, shops or hotels. Sisters often run hotels or rent out properties to finance their schools and other charitable activities.

The amount to be paid is €4-5B.