Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Italian police seized Vatican bank president's dossier, intended for Pope

Catholic World News - June 08, 2012

A lawyer for the ousted president of the Vatican bank has said that during a search of the banker’s files, prosecutors seized a dossier that was intended for the eyes of Pope Benedict XVI.

The dossier, apparently complied by Ettore Gotti Tedeschi to defend his performance at the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), was discovered by police who searched his home and offices in connection with an investigation unrelated to the Vatican’s affairs.

Tedeschi was dismissed by the board of the IOR in May.

The discovery of documents related to his duties at the Vatican could give rise to legal conflicts, insofar as Vatican officials could argue that Italian authorities have no right to hold documents concerning the affairs of the sovereign Vatican city-state. The Vatican issued a public statement on June 8 calling upon Italian prosecutors to respect the confidentiality of any documents Tedeschi had prepared in his role as head of the IOR, and recognize that as an official of a sovereign state he enjoys some immunity from prosecution.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($15,502 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,498.29
44% 56%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God before Us: Christ Determines All 6 hours ago
Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod July 29
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried July 29
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy July 29
Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21