So, you agree that risking the value of the artwork, is less desirable than aiding the poor?<quoted text>boy are you wrong, do me a favor quit saying you know what is going to happen, the paintings and other artwork are too priceless and removing them would be too dangerous , removing artwork would def damage the artwork.
So the danger to 'the artwork' is of (check one:____less or ___more) importance than the danger to our souls if we protect it in favor of its value, than using its value to advance the cause of reducing poverty.<quoted text>Christ said we will always have the poor. Its what you do to the least of your brother yourself and not what you do with the riches of the world.
Your call - do we try to make life better for the poor, or keep priceless artifacts in hiding for thousands of years.
Who is this 'we' you speak of? The Vatican? The Bishops?<quoted text> We are too materialistic.
The Priests? Or humans in general, Catholic or otherwise?
What, so you never heard of REGIFTING?<quoted text> Many of your so called treasures in the Vatican are also gifts.
What were they afraid of?<quoted text> when Peter was still Pope they were hiding from the pagans. They held Mass secretly.
My guess is, they were afraid of the same thing the Pagans were afraid of: Death.