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Pope’s bank

English translation: the bank of the Pope

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11:29 Feb 14, 2009
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English term or phrase: Pope’s bank
A well-known preacher began referring to the Bank of Italy as the “Pope’s bank,” and roughly five hundred members of the CLIB took a vow never to “sell out the Giannini.”
Shirley Fan
Local time: 01:42
English translation:the bank of the Pope
Explanation:
the Pope is the head of the Catholic Church as well as the Head of State of the Vatican.
Those people were referring to the Bank of Italy (Italy's central bank) as the Bank of the Pope (or the bank of the Vatican), presumably because of the great influence the Vatican has traditionally head on Italian domestic affairs.

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Note added at 9 mins (2009-02-14 11:38:39 GMT)
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Sorry, there's a typo: I meant "... has traditionally had..."
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Adele Oliveri
Italy
Local time: 19:42
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5 +3the bank of the Pope
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pope’s bank
the bank of the Pope


Explanation:
the Pope is the head of the Catholic Church as well as the Head of State of the Vatican.
Those people were referring to the Bank of Italy (Italy's central bank) as the Bank of the Pope (or the bank of the Vatican), presumably because of the great influence the Vatican has traditionally head on Italian domestic affairs.

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Note added at 9 mins (2009-02-14 11:38:39 GMT)
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Sorry, there's a typo: I meant "... has traditionally had..."

Adele Oliveri
Italy
Local time: 19:42
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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agree  Jack Doughty
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agree  Tina Vonhof
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