Vatican Bank 'investigated over money-laundering'

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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 8:44 pm » by Huge1234


Vatican Bank 'investigated over money-laundering'

21 September 2010 Last updated at 17:49

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The inquiry into Ettore Gotti Tedeschi has surprised the Vatican <---------------------- surprised ?... fuckoff

The head of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, is under investigation as part of a money-laundering inquiry, police sources say.

Prosecutors also seized 23m euros ($30m; £19m) from the bank's accounts with another smaller institution.

The inquiry was launched after two suspicious transactions were reported to tax police in Rome.

The Vatican said it was "perplexed and astonished", and expressed full confidence in Mr Tedeschi.

The Vatican Bank, known officially as the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), was created during World War II to administer accounts held by religious orders, cardinals, bishops and priests.

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Rome magistrates are looking into claims that Mr Gotti Tedeschi and the bank's chief executive Paolo Cipriani violated laws that require banks to disclose information on financial operations.

Vatican Bank

* Set up by Pope Pius XII in 1942
* Based in Vatican City, has no other branches, operates as offshore institution outside EU rules
* Headed by professional banker overseen by commission of cardinals
* No shareholders, no policy-making functions
* All profits set aside for charitable or religious works


The BBC's David Willey in Rome says the Bank of Italy's financial intelligence unit tipped off Italy's tax police last week, after two suspicious transactions were reported between the Vatican Bank and two different Italian banks.

The tax police seized 23m euros that the Vatican Bank had tried to transfer from a small Italian bank called Credito Artigianato.

Some 20m euros was destined for JP Morgan in Frankfurt, with the remainder going to another Italian bank, Banca del Fucino.

Reports say the Vatican Bank had failed to inform the financial authorities where the money had come from.

Past scandal <------- past scandals ??... the catholic religion ???... i very much doubt it

In a statement, the Vatican strongly defended its record.

"The Holy See is perplexed and astonished by the initiatives of the Rome prosecutors, considering the data necessary is already available at the Bank of Italy," the statement said.

And the Vatican also gave its backing to the two officials under investigation.

"The Holy See wants to express the maximum confidence in the president and in the chief executive of the IOR," it said.

Mr Gotti Tedeschi, who is an expert on financial ethics, has been in charge of the bank for a year. He was formerly head of Spanish bank Santander's Italian operations.

The Vatican Bank was last mired in scandal in 1982 when its governor Archbishop Paul Marcinkus was indicted over his involvement with the collapse of what was then Italy's largest private bank, Banco Ambrosiano.

Although he was never arrested, the fallout from that scandal took a darker turn when two of its top executives, one of them its chairman, Roberto Calvi, were murdered.

Calvi, known as God's Banker because of his close ties to the Vatican, was found hanged under Blackfriars Bridge in London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11380628


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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 9:00 pm » by Boondox681


i just saw this.
what a shocker,eh?
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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 9:19 pm » by Djpakkal


and did the found something :D (sarcastic :twisted: )

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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 10:11 pm » by Mumin


again?? i mean... really? again??
they don't learn form past mistakes?

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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 10:14 pm » by Allreadydead


http://www.zenit.org/article-1900?l=english

Visit this article on just how much the Vatican business is worth, and this was in the Consolidated Financial Statement of the Holy See for fiscal year 2000 - Total income 422.098 billion - How much is it worth now?

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A few cents for a bowl or rice and some clean water and maybe the vulture would have missed his dinner for once................... :hell:
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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 10:18 pm » by Huge1234


Based in Vatican City, has no other branches, operates as offshore institution outside EU rules


they dont give a flying fuck about past mistakes... or even correcting the ones that are ongoing... theyll never learn... cos they dont want to

this does sounds like a clean up job for...

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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 10:32 pm » by Lighthouse


What do you expect from the bank of the most hypocritical organization in the world.
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PostTue Sep 21, 2010 10:40 pm » by Djpakkal


lighthouse wrote:What do you expect from the bank of the most hypocritical organization in the world.


That is a :flop: :flop: :flop: man , that is excatly what the problem is and know what they control soooooooooOOOOooooo much they can do anything they want, we can't.



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