Vatican City is not a member of the EU, not a member of the UN, and not a member of NATO. Yet, according to status granted the Vatican in 1964 as a ‘permanent observer state’, it maintains the authority to influence decisions and recommendations put forth by the UN. The only administration the Holy See is not allowed to perform in the UN is the right to co-sponsor draft decisions or resolutions, and to make points of order or to exercise the right of reply, although it may hold the hand of a member state to do so on its behalf. In some specialized agencies within the UN, the Holy See enjoys full membership status – despite not being a member.
Vatican City is considered a city-state as well as a country, sovereign and subject to International Law. As a monarchial establishment, in 1983, the Pope unilaterally decided that although Vatican City was referenced as the dominion state for purposes of UN membership, the Holy See represented all Catholics and thus all powers and decisions at the UN reside on his shoulders exclusively. However, the Pope clarified that he may authorize a spokesperson to speak on his behalf at the various conferences and meetings at the UN.
In addition to the UN nonmember membership, The Pope has authority within the: Council of Europe, European Communities, the Organization For Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization of American States, and the Organization For African Unity.
Although the Holy See and the Vatican vow non-participation in anything outside religious education and human rights, the OSCE is tasked with arms control. The Organization of American States is involved in political, judicial and economic solutions as well as working to limit conventional weapons. The Council of Europe upholds the ‘rule of law’. And the European Communities ultimately became the European Commission regulating Coal, Steel, Atomic Energy and all newly acquired adherents, agencies, and interests that the EU Commission afforded itself.
In other words, the Holy See has quite efficiently gained world dominion power while not being an official member of anything. This affords the Vatican the right to nonpayment of fees and dues and precludes the UN and all other associations from demanding financial accounting of Vatican City.
When Notre Dame burned in Paris, the Pope expressed his sadness. While he offered no monetary compensation, he did express that he could advise parts of the reconstruction given his vast knowledge of cathedrals. While Notre Dame is owned by France, the Catholic diocese has full privileges to use the cathedral for – free.
Originally the UN was created as a response to WWII and only countries that were allies during the war could join. The Big Four were the US, China, Russia and the UK. The belligerents were Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Today, Germany, Italy and Japan have become allies, and China and Russia have become belligerents. Twisted.
Pope Francis has been highly critical of Trump. He has attempted to over-rule Trump’s decisions, specifically the Mexican border wall, climate change, income and wealth inequality, media hypocrisy, and views regarding the NWO which Pope Francis supports.
In essence, despite the rule of law which stipulates a separation of church and state, the Pope maintains authority over every aspect of every country across the globe under the auspices of being a non-member member while completely free from those annoying fees and dues.
While we have really only second guesses and estimates as to the wealth of the Vatican, Vatican Bank manages over $64 billion in assets and it is estimated that the Vatican is the wealthiest organization in world – while demonizing wealth inequality.
The Vatican levies a ‘church tax’ on individual income generated throughout Europe that is deducted from each employees paycheck. It is believed that upwards of 70% of the Vatican’s income is made through this compulsory tax.
Last year the Papal Foundation awarded $15 million in grants and scholarships around the world, mostly to its own organizations, ie churches. But this is common in the network of NGO’s and Foundations, wherein they basically redistribute their funds to a web of organizations that are connected or subsidiaries of the host organization. When Zuckerberg gives his own foundation $20 million and the media goes berserk calling him a great philanthropist, what he is doing is redistributing the money, taking a charitable deduction, and then donating 5% of Foundation money to charities and NGO’s aligned with Soros.
The power The Vatican created was a consequence of the Dark Ages. At some point, they realized that as they stood behind the Kings and relayed what the King should do, their power appeared diminished by their lacking vestments. And thus the finery, the dazzle, and the “papal tiara” were a means of defining their greater authority over the King.
I’ve been to Vatican City. The massive preservation of artwork that is owned by The Vatican is incredible. Much of it was procured/gifted by Hitler and the Mafia. The Vatican is rife with allegations of collaborating with Nazi’s, money laundering, child sex abuse, vanilla sex, and secrecy. Who ordains this Power?
Shouldn’t entrance to Vatican City – thus – be Free?