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Vatican Bank Under Investigation For Money Laundering!

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Italian authorities have seized over $30 million from a Vatican bank account as a precautionary measure, while they investigate top officials, including chairman Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, in the bank for suspected money laundering!

The Vatican responded this morning by standing behind Tedeschi, and released the following statement:

"The Holy see is perplexed and surprised by the initiatives of the Rome prosecutors, considering the data necessary is already available at the Bank of Italy."

According to reports, authorities began scrutinizing the Vatican after their bank never informed them over where a large sum of money came from. A bulk of the money seized was allegedly set to be transferred for JP Morgan in Germany, while the remainder was going to Banca del Fucino.

Shady shady.

But is anyone really surprised?

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13 comments to “Vatican Bank Under Investigation For Money Laundering!”



  1. 1

    The Catholic church is a religious mafia organization run by pedophiles.



  2. 2

    Mario - I wish you'd TRY harder to be open-minded about things. Especially homosexuality and religion.

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    According to the reports, the Vatican bank had neglected to communicate to financial authorities where the money had come from. The reports stressed that Gotti Tedeschi wasn't being investigated for laundering money himself but for a series of alleged omissions in financial transactions. According to the reports, the Vatican bank had neglected to communicate to financial authorities where the money had come from. The Vatican bank isn't a typical bank. Its stated mission is to manage assets placed in its care that are destined for religious works or works of charity. But it also manages ATMs inside Vatican City and the pension system for the Vatican's thousands of employees. (info from Associated Press)



  4. 4

    I am embarrassed to be a Catholic.
    If they hide the perverts I am sure they launder mafia money too.
    Since everybody stopped giving the church money when they found out about all the harbored perverts the church must be desperate to make money now.
    Donations at church are at an all time low!
    I no longer give at church and no many others who do not as well.



  5. 5

    Dam Mario cant you stop with the Catholic church already and maybe scrutinize some other religion, just because the Catholic church does not support homosexuality does not mean you have to pick on them. I'm pretty sure that many other religion F-up too.

    and for Lizard7, religion is not about the people it is run by its about its believe in God, so if you put the people before the God then you do not really believe in the God.



  6. 6

    Lets sell the Vatican and feed the world!!!!



  7. 7

    Is this ANY fucking surprise to ANYONE? The Catholic Church is the world biggest con game. If you want to believe in god, believe in god. Don't believe in ANY church.



  8. 8

    Perez if you will report or posted this kind of news, kindly write all the details. This money laundering happened in 1982. They only opened the case now. For some of you, please stop being hypocrite and the blaming game. Don´t curse the Catholic religion because few people whose running it are making mistakes and bad decisions. Not all people in the Vatican are evil as you think. Ironic to say but Vatican is the same as the government who are spending the taxes you paid. The only difference, only few bad priest are doing it in the Catholic church while most people and politician working in the government are doing it everyday.



  9. 9

    I didn't know where to write this, but I don't think you're supposed to superimpose your picture there among the actors of that new Betty White movie. The ad where they're all tearing their pictures up. I think people get sued for doing things like that.



  10. 10

    Can't believe there are still people out there that believe in this so-called "divine" thing! Wake up people! Life sucks, then you die and no, there will be no god waiting there for you!



  11. 11

    i don't get it…the catholic church has sooo much money! and so many people give them even more?! ar they dumb? a lot of people have money problems…they should give the money to them…and not to this baby-raping-vatican!



  12. 12

    Read about this on MSNBC yesterday. lol Are we seriously surprised? Money laundering isn't nearly as bad as raping children, so of course they're going to do it. BTW - pretty much every religious organization has had a problem with this from time to time. It's inevitable.



  13. 13

    Hollysky
    Did not understand I said I am a Catholic
    I believe in my faith
    I do not believe in the people who run the church
    you are stupid if you thought otherwise!