Monk wanted by police visited Vatican bank to withdraw funds
Catholic World News - November 28, 2011
A Benedictine monk who is the subject of an international arrest warrant apparently returned to Rome recently to draw funds out of his account at the Vatican bank.
Father Laurence Soper, the former abbot of the Ealing Abbey in London, has been missing since he failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance in England in March. He is wanted on sex-abuse charges.
The Daily Mail reports that Father Soper has been staying in Montenegro to avoid arrest, but visited Rome to withdraw his savings—which are substantial. His current whereabouts are unknown.
The Vatican has ordered an inquiry into the Ealing Abbey, and the schools that is serves, to probe the extent of a sex-abuse scandal.
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