In the Gospels, Jesus tells his disciples that where their treasure is, so too will their hearts be.
Pope Francis evidently got the memo.
After personally conducting a thorough spending review, Francis has decided to cancel scheduled 25,000€ yearly bonuses for the five cardinal-commissioners of the Vatican bank.
He also has asked the 4000 Vatican employees to forego their traditional election bonuses of 1000-1500€, which is given to employees during papal transitions.
According to papal spokesman, Father Frederico Lombardi, this six million dollars of savings will be given to a selection of papal charities.
The big question is–of course–which charities will cash in on this new papal program of Vatican austerity?