Authors: Richard Bennett and Michael De Semlyen
Type: Softback 19 pages
The Vatican has long been the most powerful institution in Europe. Despite the decline of its influence at the time of the Reformation, it has made a significant recovery of power during these past two centuries. The Protestant nations of Europe that were religiously, politically and economically once freed from a totalitarian Roman Church seem now to be blindly returning to her yoke. The Vatican Bank's tax exempt status in Italy has made it possible for her to manipulate financially many of the largest multinational corporations. However, this powerful influence is as nothing when compared with the Vatican's power in the world of European politics and religion.