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ROME — Italian monetary authorities said Tuesday that they had impounded $30 million from the Vatican bank and placed its top two officers under investigation in connection with a money laundering inquiry. The announcement amounted to another potential storm confronting the papacy of Benedict XVI, who is struggling with the effects of a priestly abuse scandal.
Originally posted by Maybe...maybe not
reply to post by XPLodER
If you are interested in this area of complex.....perhaps "shady".....vatican politics & intrigue, you might also find this thread of interest:
The Mysterious Death of Pope John Paul I: the Vatican Conspiracy
Unfortunately the graphics were removed by the member. However there is still some very interesting material, commentary & links therein.