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Of Virtue and Vice, and a Vatican Priest

posted on October 20, 2014

In The New York Times, Davide Casati reports on Msgr. Nunzio Scarano, arrested in June 2013 and accused of money laundering through the Vatican Bank. Casati writes, “Expanding on efforts started by his predecessor, Pope Francis announced in the last few months a series of reforms to make the Vatican financial system more transparent and accountable.” Of his crimes, Scarano said: “Sometimes I took advantage of the rich to help the poor — I behaved somewhat like Robin Hood.” His trial began on September 29 in Salerno.

Read at The New York Times