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Catholicism’s multi-billion dollar brand is struggling despite Pope Francis

Canavan, Brendan (2016) Catholicism’s multi-billion dollar brand is struggling despite Pope Francis. The Conversation. ISSN 2044-5032

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The Catholic church is one of the oldest and most profitable brands in history. Financial details are kept sketchy, but this vast multinational dwarfs any other. The Economist has estimated that, in 2010, spending by the US branch of the church and its various entities (probably the wealthiest and least opaque of the global organisation’s chapters) was $170 billion. Yet the church is beset by problems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: Brendan Canavan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 08:59


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