Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic World News News Feature

Vatican employees receive bonus pay as new pontificate begins May 02, 2005

All Vatican employees have received a bonus of 500 euros-- about $643-- to celebrate the election of Pope Benedict XVI.

It is customary for Vatican employees to receive a bonus at the beginning and end of each pontificate. In mid-April, each employee received 1,000 euros, as a sort of parting gift from the deceased Pope John Paul II. Thus, with the new bonus, each employee has received over $1,900 within the past two weeks.

Pope Benedict XVI approved the new bonus, confirming the Vatican tradition. Pope John Paul II had chosen not to issue the special bonus, since at the time of his election in October 1978, only a few weeks had passed since the issuance of a bonus by the incoming Pope John Paul I.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15