Now, it's a group of so-called Knights Templar trying to shake down the Vatican for untold treasures in repayment for 700-year old memories of medieval torture.
Next, it will be me trying to get back the lunch money that bully in the sixth grade stole from me.
At least they're trying to shake down a group — the Catholic Church — that has loot to spare.
The Register says:
The Daily Telegraph reports that The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has launched a court case in Spain, demanding Pope Benedict “recognise” the seizure of assets worth €100bn.Masons | Knights Templar | Vatican | Freemasonry | Catholic Church | Burning Taper | BurningTaper.com
The Spanish-based group of Templars apparently says in a statement: "We are not trying to cause the economic collapse of the Roman Catholic Church, but to illustrate to the court the magnitude of the plot against our Order."
This might come as a surprise to those who believe that the order of warrior monks — also credited with possessing the Holy Grail and laying the foundation of the European banking system — was smashed in 1307 by Pope Clement V and Philip IV of France.