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Vatican Banker Dies

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posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:17 AM
HEY! He managed to die a natural death at an old age!
WOW! Considering the alleged ties to the mob, and the
probable involvement in the murder of Pope John Paul I
(who wanted to have a major probe of the Vatican bank
and overhaul it to get rid of corruption) ... he's rather
fortunate he lived to an old age and to die a natural

Wonder if they'll find anything in his personal papers,
or tucked away in the attic .... hmmmmm


By David Schwartz
February 21, 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - Retired Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, a close
confidant of popes whose long tenure as head of the Vatican Bank was
marked by major financial scandal, mysterious deaths and a criminal
probe, has died at the age of 84, Catholic Church officials said on Tuesday.

He gained notoriety for the 1982 crash of Roberto Calvi's Banco
Ambrosiano, but denied he or the Vatican Bank, officially known as the
Institute for Religious Works (IOR), were responsible for its downfall.

Marcinkus also had dealings with Michele Sindona, the Sicilian financier who
was chosen as an advisor to move some Vatican investments out of Italy
and into international financial and real estate markets.

During the mid-1980s Marcinkus was all but a prisoner in Vatican City, of
which he served as governor, as the church would not allow him to enter
Rome and be questioned about the scandal.

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[edit on 2/22/2006 by FlyersFan]

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[edit on 22-2-2006 by sanctum]


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