Given the Catholic Church’s immense wealth, the petitioners below believe that Ireland should limit the income supporting this institution. A small tax on funds donated to the Catholic Church would bring in a portion of the money needed to tackle our current debt during this economic crisis. The Irish people’s generosity has strengthened the Catholic Church, helping to make it what it is today; it’s time for the Church to do the same by lending assistance in our time of need. Similar taxes exist in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, some parts of Switzerland and several other countries.
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