Pope Francis cutting cardinals’ pay, will give extra money to charity

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?