Osservatorio Permanente sui Beni Ecclesiastici
The aim of the Permanent Observatory on Ecclesiastical Assets is to promote knowledge of ecclesiastical assets and property within the Church and outside of it, promote professional expertise in the management of assets and property and contribute to the increase of collegiality in the governance of ecclesiastical assets so that they may better serve the Church’s Mission and the specific aims for which they were created, purchased and donated.
Managing Ecclesiastical Assets with knowledge, expertise and collegiality directly helps the development of the Church’s Mission and the purposes of worship, decent support of the clergy, as well as works of charity, assistance, donation and training. In a context where the lay faithful are jointly responsible in the Mission of the Church (Lumen Gentium 31) and also provide their professionalism in these areas.
The Observatory promotes Knowledge of Assets from a legal, economic, fiscal, historic and artistic perspective, but especially knowledge of the intended uses these Assets are allocated to
Through training, courses, congresses and events, the Observatory contributes to the improvement of the necessary culture of professional interdisciplinarity for correctly managing Assets, Works and initiatives
The Observatory aims to provide a tangible contribution to the collegiality processes that permeate Canon law and the statutes of the Ecclesiastical Bodies and Religious Congregations
The catholic church has the innate right, that is independent of its civil authority, to purchase, administer and sell temporal goods to pursue its proper purposes.
Its main aims are: organise worship of god, provide decent support of the clergy and other ministers, exercise works of the sacred apostolate and of charity, especially towards the poor.
The Permanent Observatory on Ecclesiastical Assets: “ut Videamus”
To recognise the signs of the times and make discerning choices in terms of assets Domine, ut videam. (Mark 10, 51) – Rabbi, I want to see. To see clearly and see beyond. I like to ask in this way. Obviously this is not a merely an “optical” ability but also an intellectual capacity. I want to interpret the signs of the times and your disegni to understand what everyone’s mission is within the Church you founded...
«EACH OF YOU SHOULD USE WHATEVER GIFT YOU HAVE RECEIVED TO SERVE OTHERS, AS FAITHFUL STEWARDS OF GOD’S GRACE IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS»
(1 Peter 4:10)
HISTORY AND VALUES
The Permanent Observatory on Ecclesiastical Assets is the ripe fruit of more than 25 years of experience in managing and administering bodies connected to the aims of the Church, bodies belonging to the Church and providing advice to religious and ecclesiastical bodies. It was founded by Antonio Sanchez Fraga, an economist and graduate in Canon law with a master and specific training in the sector who wishes to show his gratitude for everything he received in his academic and professional career by providing the experience he has developed over the years to avoid the scandals we have seen in recent decades that were caused by a lack of knowledge, incompetence and a serious absence of collegiality in decision-making processes regarding these specific assets.
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