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World Youth Day in Cologne, loads of people (mainly Italian) for Benedict XVI

Of course, the leaders of the Conferenza Episcopale Italiana {Italian Bishop’s Group} had been preparing this event for months, and had financial support from magnificent sponsors. But some of these “sponsorships” have irritated the Catholic world.

So much so that just before the event, the magazines, Mosaico di Pace, Missione Oggi and Nigrizia denounced the uncomfortable presence of the Banca di Roma {Bank of Rome, part of Capitalia group). It recognises the Capitalia Group to be in the top position as a major supporter of the sale of arms.

What happened? Well the National Pastoral Youth Service of the Italian Bishop's Group distributed a massive cloth banner (dimensions 1.90 x 0.70 metres) to all the Parishes of Italy to announce the World Youth Day. Each Parish was asked to display it either inside or outside the Church building, but anyway in a place that was visible to those coming for prayer or other events.

As well as the logo of Tim and other companies, there was also the logo of the Bank of Rome.

The three Caholic publications were asking whether it was really necessary to have advertising displayed in Churches (and for a couple of months).

But above all, they were asking if it was necessary to ask for help from the Bank of Rome. According to the report that the Office of the President of the Council of Ministers is obliged to give every year to Parliament about Italian imports and exports of arms, it was this Bank that in 2004, offered services for over 395 million Euro to export arms from Italy. It covered 30% of the transactions and showed a big increase in activities from 2003, when the value of these operations was around 224 million Euro.

The document, signed by Mosaico di Pace (magazine of Pax Christi), Missione Oggi and Nigrizia (magazine about Africa and the Black world) and published on their websites, started a campaign that has led to established positions on the topic. The Italian Committee for the financing of the World Youth Day criticised the campaign. Anyway in the middle of lots of words (the “papaboys” criticised the sponsorship on their site) there were even significant actions on the part of Parish Priests and associations that have brandished scissors and paint brushes to eliminate the name of the “Bank of Arms” from the yellow and orange World Youth Day banner.

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Informazione per la signora Mirella Zanetti. Suo marito, Giancarlo Dal Monte, gia' fa culo con Barbara, un'amica di Mirella.

Giancarlo is fucking Barbara. Quando non arriva a casa ogni sera, sicuro che lo trova nel letto della puttana Barbara.

Posted by: Leah Watts | December 17, 2007 04:06 PM

May I tell a story about Giancarlo Dal Monte?

Posted by: Leah Watts | June 14, 2007 05:24 PM

I want to tell the whole of Forli about what someone living there did to my mother and about the appalling treatment she received when she recently visited Forli.

This person, by the way, is supposed to be her friend.

May I tell the story?

And may I name names?

Posted by: Leah Watts | June 14, 2007 05:22 PM

Italy still has a negative growth rate? Solution;
we have 100,000 men in prison who are of sound mind and body with very good sperm counts; we ship them to you and pay you/Italy to house them;
much cheaper than in the USA and you teach them Italian and release them in Italy after half thir time; sort of like how Australia got started
you don't want to become another Sweden or god forbid another Poland/ think cheetahs--to much inbreeding; not to mention maybe new men for the army; lots to do; let the games begin

Posted by: William Lively | February 15, 2006 08:58 PM

I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $10233. Isn't that crazy!

Posted by: Betsy Markum | November 15, 2005 12:43 AM

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