Back a bit ago there was a nasty quake in Northern Italy. It caused a lot of damage, killed 25 people and left thousands homeless. Even now, some fourteen-thousand people are living in tent cities.
Thankfully, the Pope, the head of an organization with billions upon billions of dollars in money, is on the case! He went to Northern Italy today (which was, admittedly, quite a while after the event), and wandered around doing…well, not much, really. He’s donated $600,000 to help the region, which by my calculations breaks down to about $42 and change for each homeless person. He also visited a church where some priest died foolishly trying to save a statue. The Pope also took time out to tell people to rebuild their lives on a foundation of faith. I would have told them to improve their building codes and perhaps rebuild their lives in a different area.
Now, look, I’m not really dumping on the Pope for donating $600,000. I’m dumping on him and the church in general for donating only that much. When you’re the head of an organization that has billions of dollars, and can afford to spend quite a huge amount hiding the fact that some of your employees have been fucking kids, then surely you can spend a lot more than that on aid for people who are homeless due to what is, according to your organization, an act of God.