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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221253779
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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Sacred Business

Release date : 22/09/2022
An unpublished inquiry into the real estate patrimony owned by the Catholic Church in France
 
Over 100 years after the separation of Church and State, this inquiry looks into the real estate owned by the Catholic Church in France as well as into the schemes and agents of this lucrative game. From dioceses to religious congregations, bishoprics, real estate agents, social housing, municipalities, private persons... Over 100 years after the separation of Church and State, this inquiry looks into the real estate owned by the Catholic Church in France as well as into the schemes and agents of this lucrative game. From dioceses to religious congregations, bishoprics, real estate agents, social housing, municipalities, private persons and to the Vatican, everyone defends his or her interests whether they be purely materialistic, eminently spiritual or both. This inquiry is a riveting dive into the meanders of a discrete, hidden and almost invisible world that invites all kind of fantasies, speculations and covetousness.
In France, the Catholic Church owns over 100,000 buildings of which a large number is ranked as historic buildings, thus granting their owners generous tax cuts. In the last decades, waning communities of aging nuns and the diminishing numbers of new religious vocations have lead to a desertification of countless ecclesiastic buildings. But at the same time, we see new communities emerge that are managed like modern enterprises by expert economists familiar with the latest evolutions of the business world who excel in juicy real estate transactions.  
This inquiry into the backrooms of a very lucrative business captures the reader’s attention by its large scope, its precision of details as well as the entertaining and surprising anecdotes that surround the key actors in this giant party of real life Monopoly.
 
Key points
The first inquiry into the important real estate patrimony of the Catholic Church in France
A highly topical subject in the wake of the recent Sauvé report
A well researched and documented work that exposes its subject in all its multi-layered complexity
 
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EAN : 9782221253779
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont