According to a Wikipedia article, titled “Rothschild Loans to the Holy See,” there were a series of major financial loans arranged between the Rothschild family and the Holy See of the Catholic Church.

The first loan occurred in 1832, and it took place in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars during the pontificate of Pope Gregory XVI. The loan involved James Mayer de Rothschild and Carl Mayer von Rothschild. This loan was agreed on for a sum of £400,000 which is equivalent to £4 billion in 2021. Europe saw a return to the politics of throne and altar following the Napoleonic Wars. We have already read how during these times, members of the Rothschild family became influential even in Catholic nations like Vienna within von Metternich’s Austrian Empire and Naples, under the Bourbon-Two Sicilies monarchy. The Papal States, the temporal domain of the Holy See, was one of the states to which sovereignty was restored by the Congress of Vienna. Nonetheless, the Holy See’s finances deteriorated in the years that followed restoration. The terms of the loan agreement were negotiated by James Mayer de Rothschild and Alessandro Torlonia. Gregory XVI was elected by Cardinal Bartolomeo Cappellari in 1831. Because the Rothschilds had assisted the Austrian government in restoring financial stability following the Napoleonic Wars, they were regarded as trustworthy in conservative European circles. Additionally, they supported the Bourbons in the Papal States’ neighbor, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, by providing financial support for them to put down two attempted revolutions. The brothers James and Carl were first hesitant about the rumors that year that Rome would approach the Rothschild family for a loan, but both Austria (Metternich and Count Appony) and France (Casimir Pierre Périer and Horace François Bastien Sébastiani de La Porta) persisted in bringing up the matter for Rome.

Initially, there was some opposition to the negotiations, especially from Monsignor Antonio Garibaldi in Paris and the Roman government. On the other hand, James Mayer de Rothschild and Alessandro Torlonia (representing the Holy See) had direct discussions and worked out an agreement that was signed on November 30, 1831. Consequently, the Rothschilds’ pledge to lend the Holy See £400,000 in 1832 became official.

The official banker of the Pope was James Mayer de Rothschild, the head of the French bank Banque Rothschild. Geographically closer to Rome, his brother Carl Mayer von Rothschild, who lived in Naples, met with Pope Gregory XVI in January 1832. The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George’s ribbon and star were given to Carl Mayer in this instance. When Catholics met the Pope, it was customary for them to kiss his feet as a sign of respect for him, whom they considered to be the Vicar of Christ. Carl Mayer von Rothschild, however, was allowed to just kiss the ring on his hand because he was a Jew. This infuriated Catholic deal critics at the time. It even garnered a reference centuries later, by Philippe de Rothschild, a direct descendant of James and Carl, in his autobiography Milady Vine (1984). The agreed upon loan amount was £400,000, or £3.7 billion in 2019 currency.

With the same Rothschild family members, a second loan took place in the early 1850s during the pontificate of Pope Pius IX (“Pio Nono”) following the restoration of the Papal States and the short-lived revolutionary Roman Republic led by Giuseppe Mazzini.

If the Rothschild controls the Catholic Church’s finances, then it is obvious that the Rothschild control the whole thing and have corrupted Catholicism and the Catholic Church.

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