The courageous John-Henry Weston of LifeSiteNews has obtained leaked internal docs from the Papal Foundation which show that Pope Francis personally requested a $25 million grant to the corruption-ridden Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata hospital in Rome which is on the verge of bankruptcy.
LifeSiteNews has obtained internal documents of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, a charity with a stellar history of assisting the world’s poor, showing that last summer the Pope personally requested, and obtained in part, a $25 million grant to a corruption-plagued, Church-owned dermatological hospital in Rome accused of money laundering. Records from the financial police indicate the hospital has liabilities over one billion USD – an amount larger than the national debt of some 20 nations.
The Papal Foundation's HQ are in Philadelphia, and the Board is composed of a number of high-ranking US cardinals:
Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Chairman
Archbishop of Washington, DC
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
Roger Cardinal Mahony
Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
Adam Cardinal Maida
Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit
Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC
Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley
Archbishop of Boston
Justin Cardinal Rigali
Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
The foundation provides grants for seemingly benevolent purposes: rebuilding convents, rectories and seminaries. From the Life Site News article:
The wealthy American Catholic families funded the building of churches, monasteries, schools and seminaries in impoverished nations. AIDS hospices, facilities for care of youth with physical and mental disabilities, and the like have also benefited from their generosity.
Donors to the Papal Foundation are called "Stewards of St. Peter", and a list of donors may be found on p. 12 of this pdf: https://www.thepapalfoundation.org/files/4814/5671/1265/PAPAL_AR_15.Offset-Fin.pdf
POSSIBLE CONNECTION TO PIZZAGATE
Some of the charitable activities of the Papal Foundation may raise red flags with veteran pizzagaters: grants for AIDS hospices, orphanages, children's hospitals and schools, in particular, and this is certainly an avenue for more research. However, if some will remember, the tragic and heartbreaking account given by an SRA survivor on Voat a few months ago, she related this key information:
My main perpetrator, Msgr. Thomas J Benestad worked for Cardinal Krol and JP II for the Papal Foundation
This was Krol's funeral mass, it was televised and the good Msgr helped to cover the body, like family members do. I wish that video was still online... https://www.google.com/search?q=Cardinal+Krol&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI6LCRmKnZAhXjYt8KHfCGBZYQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=662#imgrc=MO
A 1992 article confirms this information:
The Rev. Thomas J. Benestad, director of the Papal Foundation, Philadelphia, was recently named an honorary prelate of his holiness with the title of monsignor. A charter member of the Diocesan Finance Committee, Benestad was released by Bishop Thomas J. Welsh and appointed to the Papal Foundation by Cardinal John Krol in 1988.
MORE INVESTIGATION NEEDED
There are hints from Q that the Pope is involved in sick and evil enterprises. There seems to be a connection between the Vatican and the Red Cross and NK. Q also refers to the Pope's approval of the change to the Our Father. "P" seems to refer to the Pope:
On Dec 21, Q said:
Soros takes orders from P.
You have no idea how sick and evil these people are.
Fight, fight, fight.
On Feb. 10, Q said:
Save the best for last.
We can certainly begin investigating the troubled hospital in Rome that the Pope was attempting to shore up with funds from the Papal Foundation. The operations of the Papal Foundation in third world countries are also worthy of scrutiny, and, finally, the connection between the SRA survivor and the former director of the Papal Foundation, Msgr. Thomas Benestad, demands further attention.
Many thanks for all the excellent comments on this thread! Some significant finds:
Msgr. Benestad, the first Director of The Papal Foundation (and the priest whom @StcharlesSeminary has identified as a perpetrator of SRA abuse) comes from a banking family. His father, Torleaf Benestad, was a banker. More information on him here.
Benestad also had connections with Bob Hope and apparently with many other wealthy Americans, including Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza and on the list of donors. Monaghan runs a charitable organization called Legatus, which has received grants from the Papal Foundation.
Benestad devised a clever scheme of perks for donors, including arranging personal visits with the pope and quickly filled the Foundation's coffers:
And those who give $1 million or more to the Papal Foundation Inc. get not only a medallion, a gold pin and a certificate, but also a ceremony in Rome recognizing their contribution and a visit with Pope John Paul II in his private library. Arthur Birtcher, owner of an Orange County, Calif., real-estate firm, promised $15 million to the foundation, and has met the pope twice. The foundation "appeals to those high-net-worth Catholics who want to reach out and meet the Holy Father," he says.
The Papal Foundation's endowment has grown to $47 million, from nothing in 1988; its administrator, Msgr. Thomas J. Benestad, says it gets new donations of between $3 million and $4 million each year.
@darkknight111 has provided a number of very useful and informative articles, among them this explosive expose of many of the notable cardinals who sit on the Papal Foundation's Board.
Regarding the hospital in Rome, preliminary findings seem to reveal that this institution is devoted to cancer research, including stem cell therapy. More investigation needed on that end.
I'm in the midst of writing another article compiling our findings and appreciate very much all the excellent contributions.
NCR reporter Michael Sean Winters wrote snarky article defending loan given to Rome hospital. Says Sr. Carol Keehan inspected hospital and gave it a thumbs up and that Sr. Carol gave members of Papal Foundaiton Board a thick binder:
but the "leaked documents" indicate Sr. Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, conducted such a visit and if Sister Carol gives something the thumbs up, that's good enough for me. Despite the charge in the LifeSite story that this grant was made without proper documentation, they also report that Sr. Carol presented a 2 1/2-inch binder of information that one member of the foundation described to me as looking "like the Gutenberg Bible it was so big."
NYT also mentions the thick binder given to members but doesn't mention Sr. Carol. Information was not useful:
According to the audit committee summary, the first few million dollars of the loan were handed over without any supporting documentation from the hospital. When members requested further information, no balance sheet was provided, just a thick binder of mostly Italian documents about medical procedures and resumes.