"If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
Break, By Three days grace
Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Man, nobody in the Vatican lives the life of luxury. Sure, the Vatican is a beautiful place adorned with the world's most beautiful artwork (could be said about the whole catholic empire worldwide), but that's because the church is 2000 years old and many, many donations to its beautification and infrastructure have been made by the faithful during that timespan.
Is that really a bad thing? Personally, I'm not Catholic but I love walking in to old Catholic churches and admiring the grandeur, I can certainly appreciate the beauty of things like the sistine chapel, the statues of donatello and michaelangelo, etc.
Would the world be a better place without these things?
I once saw a cartoon of Christopher Wren talking to a friend outside of his newly created cathedral and the caption read," If we can do this now, just think what they'll be able to do 500 years from now". What will we be known for 500 years from now?