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The other day, Pope Francis unleashed an Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders-worthy-salvo about banks and the financial system. But his words could have easily been about the Vatican Bank and the undue power it has wielded for decades inside the church. If Francis feels this strongly, GOD'S BANKERS makes it clear his best choice was simply closing the scandal ridden bank.

Pope Francis: "Saving banks at any cost, making the public pay the price, foregoing a firm commitment to reviewing and reforming the entire system, only reaffirms the absolute power of a financial system, a power which has no future and will only give rise to new crises after a slow, costly and only apparent recovery."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/06/23/banking-pope-vatican-money/29156019/



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Quick stop to sign stock of GOD'S BANKERS at B&N in Boca Raton. So, still in Christian Life at Barnes & Noble but now at least with 'Top Picks,' vying with Joel Osteen and Joan of Arc for readers' eyes

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"Drama and intrigue...trouble at the Vatican?"
Who is out to undermine Pope Francis?

Listen to this 4 minute excerpt from my talk with Michael Smerconish this morning on Sirius

#GodsBankers

Michael talks to Gerald Posner, author of "God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican" about the early leak of the Pope's encyclical on climate change. Posner says it was clearly done
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I have not yet seen this getAbstract version of GOD'S BANKERS, but I must say I am intrigued to see if this Swiss-based company managed to live up to its promise that a reader can 'Learn each book's key ideas in less than 10 minutes.'  

Impressive

This is the equivalent of 'Readers Digest Condensed books on steroids,' except these are PDF's.  Trisha Posner​ and I never heard about getAbstract until it recently obtained the rights to turn out a compressed GOD'S BANKERS.  

What was especially good about getAbstract taking GOD'S BANKERS is that their focus is business. As they say in the last line of their review: "While always neutral on religion and politics, getAbstract recommends Posner’s riveting reporting and sobering lessons about human fallibility, however much reverence those failed humans accrued."

There are PDF summaries in seven languages, and evidently many large corporations offer free access to their employees, so check to see if your firm is one of the lucky ones.  Then let Trisha and me know if it is good.
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Aged 4 months, Sharp God's Bankers, Robust indeed :-

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THE CRYPT OF SKULLS
At a GOD'S BANKERS book signing over the weekend, someone asked me for a standout memory of our research trips to Rome over the years.  That prompted me to dig out a few pictures of the one stop  that was without question the most unique:  The Capuchin Monks Crypt of Skulls made from thousands of human bones and corpses.  Along Rome’s Via Veneto, sandwiched between luxe hotels and upscale restaurants, is a fair...ly non-descript 18th-century church.  Inside are 5 large rooms that constitute one of the most unusual and macabre ossuaries anywhere.  There are mummified corpses, the bones of about 4,000 monks, even those of children.  Bones are set as decorations into the ceilings and walls and used to make coats of arms and crosses.  Some of the corpses are arranged in prayer, and the rooms each bear their own names, such as “The Crypt of Shin Bones and Thigh Bones.”

The Marquis de Sade evidently called the Capuchin Crypt a “monument to funerary art.”  Can’t say I disagree. See More — with Trisha Posner at Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. 
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The other day, Pope Francis unleashed an Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders-worthy-salvo about banks and the financial system. But his words could have easily been about the Vatican Bank and the undue power it has wielded for decades inside the church. If Francis feels this strongly, GOD'S BANKERS makes it clear his best choice was simply closing the scandal ridden bank.

Pope Francis: "Saving banks at any cost, making the public pay the price, foregoing a firm commitment to reviewing and reforming the entire system, only reaffirms the absolute power of a financial system, a power which has no future and will only give rise to new crises after a slow, costly and only apparent recovery."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/06/23/banking-pope-vatican-money/29156019/



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Today, June 18, is the anniversary of Robert Calvi’s murder in London.

Those who have started GOD’S BANKERS are well aware that the grisly morning discovery, 34 years ago today, of an Italian banker hanging from London’s Blackfriars Bridge, is the start of the tale down the rabbit hole into the world of Vatican finances. Calvi was one of Italy’s top bankers, a friend of the Pope, and one of the Vatican Bank’s key business partners. He was also the mastermind of a byzantine offshore Ponzi-styled banking empire that finally collapsed, earning him a criminal fraud conviction and nearly bringing the Vatican Bank under.

A few days after he fled Italy, with a false passport on a private jet, he ended up swinging from Blackfriars. Ruled a suicide by Scotland Yard, it took 25 years before investigators reversed themselves and classified it as murder. In 2010, 5 men - including top mobsters and a former grand master of secret Masonic Lodge of which Calvi was a member - were tried and acquitted.

Calvi’s murder remains unsolved.  
(with all due apologies to Godfather III)
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Michael Smerconish's CNN interview was the first about GODS BANKERS, a few days before the book’s February 3 publication. This morning I’m glad to return to his Sirius show to talk about whether the extraordinary leak of the Pope’s climate change encyclical earlier this week is a a troubling sign that traditionalists in the Curia are ramping up their efforts to undermine Francis…..

I should be on be around 10:30AM at http://www.siriusxm.com/potus
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Hey Gerald Posner, our FB friend Jaron Greenberg has found an English language God's Bankers - A History of Money and Power at the Vatican in a bookstore in Germany. Hmmm, I wonder how that chapter on German insurers escheating the life insurance policy of Jews sent to Auschwitz is going down with German critics.... — in Germany.
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Journalist, Author and sometimes multimedia pop artist
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  • freelancer
    journalist/author/artist, 1984 - present
  • Area 51 LLC
    Shareholder, 2010 - present
  • Mr. Freedom; Vittorio Ricci; SWS Records
    Manager/Creative Director, 1981 - 1984
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Introduction
I'm a health and fitness journalist and author. This is Not Your Mother’s Menopause (Villard, 2000), was my journey through menopause hormone free. My follow-up was No Hormones, No Fear (Villard, 2003).  I am a regular contributor for national magazines. My 2004 series in Salon on women, sex, aging, and fitness, won a wide web following. After a two-year stint as the “Health Watch” and “Cultural Chatter” columnist for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, I also wrote for wellness for The Miami Herald.

In addition to my health and fitness pieces, I've also written features from architectural controversies to profiles on everyone from eccentric Miami wine collectors, artist Romero Britto, business developers Jorge Perez, Miami's Boom and Bust Condo King and boutique hoteliers Ian Schrager and Andre Balazs, and even politically charged interviews with outspoken pundits like Bill Maher.

Before journalism, I was in fashion and music for twenty years, and at different times, managed boutiques in London, Barcelona, and New York, created my own menswear collection, ran the art department for a Swedish recording label, and modeled. During much of that period I also researched and developed ten investigative non-fiction books with my husband, Gerald, a New York Times bestselling author (www.posner.com).

In addition to my writing, I'm a mixed media artist, a career I launched in the mid-1970s in Ibiza. I recently exhibited in Miami. My latest phase is Pop Digital Art, the digital remastering of photographs and images into limited edition collections, using the highest quality commercial equipment, utilizing incredibly stable and vibrant inks, substrates, and matte coatings, to produce brilliantly colored fine art prints. Currently in a self-described “Neon Period,” my latest work highlights the vibrant colors of Miami, which is now home.
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new york - london, uk - ibiza - alicante - barcelona - benidorm - majorrca - palma majorrca - miami - milan - marseilles