God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

Gerald Posner

A deeply mentioned, fast moving exposé of the cash and the cardinals-turned-financiers on the center of the Vatican—the world’s largest, strongest non secular institution—from an acclaimed journalist with “exhaustive examine options” (The big apple Times).

From a grasp chronicler of criminal and fiscal misconduct, a powerful research 9 years within the making, this e-book lines the political intrigue and internal workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly no longer approximately religion, trust in God, or non secular doctrine, this publication is set the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with monetary markets internationally. instructed via two hundred years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee all of it, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of cash and gear in might be the main influential association within the heritage of the world.

God’s Bankers has all of it: a unprecedented exposé and an extraordinary saga marked through poisoned enterprise titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of personal investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and leading ministers; and a suite of ethical and political situations that make clear not just the church’s goals and goals, yet replicate the bigger dilemmas of the world’s more moderen historical past. And Posner even seems to be to the long run to surmise if Pope Francis can prevail the place all his predecessors failed: to beat the resistance to alter within the Vatican’s Machiavellian internal courtroom and to rein within the excesses of its doubtless uncontrollable monetary quagmire. half mystery, half monetary tell-all, this booklet indicates with remarkable precision how the Vatican has advanced from a beginning of religion to an organization of utmost wealth and gear.

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