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  • From the IOR to the gay lobby: Pope Francis tells all on flight from Rio to Rome

    07/29/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider - LaStampa ^ | 07/29/2013 | Andrea Tornielli
    "On flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome" Journalists fired improvised questions at the Pope for one hour and twenty minutes. The Pope agreed to hold the press conference straight after take-off, despite how tired he was after an eventful World Youth Day week in Brazil. Francis surprised journalists with his willingness to answer all questions put to him, even those which touched on really thorny issues like the reform of the Vatican Bank (IOR), the Ricca case, the gay lobby, Vatileaks and even the content of the black leather bad he carried on to the plane which flew him...
  • Report: Pope Francis Appointee Has History of Gay Affairs (Ricca)

    07/21/2013 9:32:16 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2013, 5:32 PM PDT | Kate O'Hare
    Depending on whom you ask, it’s either the infamous “gay lobby” scrubbing the personnel records of a misbehaving priest to protect one of their own, or it’s opponents of Pope Francis’ efforts at reform – who may or may not be members of the infamous “gay lobby” – whipping up falsehoods about a priest who only wants to help Francis hose out dirty dealing from the Institute for Works of Religion, aka the “Vatican bank.” Both options are unsavory, and neither one bodes well for the 76-year-old Argentinian-born pope’s aim of stamping out corruption in the heart of the Roman...
  • Italian Journalist Charges that Vatican Bank Prelate is Protected by 'Gay Lobby'

    07/18/2013 6:56:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    An influential Vatican journalist has explicitly charged that the newly installed prelate of the Vatican bank has engaged in homosexual misconduct, and has been protected by other officials at the Vatican. Sandro Magister of L’Espresso reports that Msgr. Battista Ricca provided room and a job for a male companion while he was assigned as a Vatican diplomat in Uruguay between 1999 and 2001. The Italian cleric also frequented gay bars, and was once beaten in an altercation at a bar. Magister goes on to charge that although these incidents were well known, there were not noted on Msgr. Ricca’s personnel...
  • Vatican monsignor arrested in 20M euro plot

    06/28/2013 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/28/13 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican cleric and two other people were arrested Friday by Italian police for allegedly trying to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) in cash into the country from Switzerland by private jet. It's the latest scandal to hit the Holy See and broadens an Italian probe into its secretive bank. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, already under investigation in a purported money-laundering plot involving the Vatican bank, is accused of corruption and slander and was being held at a Rome prison, prosecutor Nello Rossi told reporters. Scarano's arrest came just two days after Pope Francis created a...
  • Cardinal says scandals may have influenced resignation

    02/13/2013 1:15:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Rome -- Repeatedly over the last three days, media agencies have asked me to comment on the following question: Did Benedict XVI really resign just because he's old and tired, or was it really because of the sexual abuse crisis, the Vatileaks mess, and the various other meltdowns that have occurred on his watch? My answer has been that it's not an either/or. Benedict may not have quit "because of" the pedophilia scandals or any other specific controversy, but it's hard to believe they didn't play a role, at least as background. One can certainly take Benedict at his word...
  • The Holy War against Cardinal Bertone and the battle for control of the Vatican Bank

    05/29/2012 3:51:12 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 29 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Also other articles relating to Vatileaks
  • Absolutely Appalling…Obama Uses Banks to Control Catholic Church

    03/20/2012 1:57:45 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-20-12 | Andrea Ryan
    A core component of Marxism is to destroy organized religion. So, Obama’s new attack on the Catholic Church should be no surprise. First, it was the unprecedented effort to destroy the church’s rights of religious conscience through a contraception benefit mandate. Now, Obama is abusing the power of the Executive Branch by using the banks to control the Catholic Church. Following up on his directive to put the Vatican on the Money Laundering List, Obama is, now, meting out his punishment. Via The Blaze,(Excerpt) JPMorgan Chase is shutting down the Vatican’s bank account with its Milan branch due to a...
  • Leading US Bank Closes Vatican Bank’s Account

    03/19/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    JP Morgan Chase, one of America’s leading banks, has closed down an account held by the Vatican bank at its Italian branch office in Milan. Neither the American bank nor the Vatican bank (formally known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR) offered any public comment on the move. But officials at JP Morgan Chase acknowledged that the IOR account was closed because of concerns about the possible use of the Vatican bank for money-laundering.
  • Licio Gelli probed in Calvi murder (possible mafia & freemason connection)

    07/22/2005 9:55:21 AM PDT · by Coleus · 118 replies · 1,496+ views
    ANSA ^ | 07.19.05
    Gelli probed in Calvi murder Ex-head of shady lodge thought to have ordered Mafia hit (ANSA) - Rome, July 19 - Former right-wing subversive Licio Gelli is under investigation in the murder of 'God's Banker' Roberto Calvi . Gelli, 86, is suspected of commissioning the murder . Also joining four suspects facing trial is former smuggler Silvano Vittor, police said on Tuesday . Gelli's lawyer said his client was "amazed" at press leaks of a questioning session earlier this month . The lawyer denied Gelli's alleged statement that police should "look to Poland" for those who ordered the banker's murder...
  • 4 Indicted in Italian Financier's Death (Calvi, Vatican Bank Scandal)

    04/18/2005 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Shermy · 16 replies · 752+ views
    AP ^ | April 18, 2005
    ROME - Four people were indicted Monday on murder charges in the death of Italian financier Roberto Calvi, a banker with close ties to the Vatican who was found hanging under a bridge in London in 1982, a defense attorney said. Businessman Flavio Carboni; his ex-girlfriend Manuela Kleinszig, and two men with alleged ties to the Mafia, Giuseppe "Pippo" Calo and Ernesto Diotallevi, will stand trial in October, according to Carboni's lawyer. Calvi was dubbed "God's banker" because of his ties with the Vatican's bank and its former top official, the American Archbishop Paul C. Marcinkus. Calvi's body was found...