Government gives Catholic Church $500,000 farewell gift

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Just  45 days  away from  losing power, the government of Juan Carlos Varela continues to benefit the Catholic Church with public funds reports La Estrella

 The Budget Committee of the National Assembly, chaired by PRD Deputy, Benicio Robinson approved, on Wednesday, May 15, a $500,000 transfer to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to grant "financial support" to the parish of Our Lady of Mercy.

The approval was reported by the National Assembly on his Twitter account, although it is not specified if all of the $500,000 will go to the parish. The transfer to the MEF is part of a transfer package carried out,  by the Budget Committee to different institutions.

The government of Juan Carlos Varela has been questioned over the economic support that it has given to the Catholic Church during his reign. Even funds from the president’s discretional account have made their way to the Church.



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Ramona V Rhoades

And billions in art treasures.

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BIG C

What hold does the Catholic church have over this country? Here we are with NO water and the wealthiest organization in the world gets a hand out. They condone child pregnancy unscrupulous priests and we still give them money. Is the Panama Govt. handicapped? Today Canada' Prime Minister has donated - God knows how much to rebuild a cathedral in France. Are we not thinking? The people of our countries must revolt in a peaceful way to curb these spendings - just because the leaders are Catholic and they want to look good to the Pope and hope that it gets them into Heaven.

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Ancon Harpy

Disgusting. A nation which is unable to supply water to numerous towns and villages gives away a half a million dollars to a religion which holds billions in its own bank.

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Ramona V Rhoades

And billions in art treasures.

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