Last night I was having a drink with a friend who works as an accountant for the beancounters KPMG. During the course of the conversation, he let me in on quite an interesting story that has been common knowledge in the higher echelons of the Roman Catholic church for some time now. Two years ago, he and his team were contracted to do some audit work for the Vatican; which at the time was trying to promote a more transparent image of accountability concerning church finances. About halfway through the audit, a rather suspect donor kept appearing. This donor was conspicuous in that it was a subsiduary of the arms manufacturer EADS. The firm that build, amongst other things, the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet. This was brought to the attention of some of the Vatican representatives assigned to assist the auditors. They said that they'd look into the matter, but it seemed that the message wasn't passed on to their superiors. Now, this does rather beg the question: is the Roman Catholic church, by extension, ignoring the fifth commandment that dictates, "Thou shalt not kill"? And surely, by accepting donations from an organisation that is responsible for the manufacture and supply of instruments of death, does that make them complicit in any bloodshed caused by the weapons that provide funds to the Catholic Church?