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Vatican official in money-laundering probe claims he fears assassination

October 10, 2013

The suspended Vatican official who now faces trial on money-laundering charges has told an Italian newspaper that he fears his life is in danger.

"I am certain that I will die by poisoning," said Msgr. Nunzio Scarano, explaining that he had told Italian investigators about "episodes that could put me in danger."

Msgr. Scarano was chief accountant for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See until money-laundering charges prompted his suspension. He has acknowledged that he provided unofficial financial services for special clients, but said that all his activities were approved by his Vatican superiors.


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  • Posted by: bruno - Oct. 11, 2013 1:49 PM ET USA

    This is sadly confirmation that he was assisting nefarious characters. They must have threatened him before.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 10, 2013 5:40 PM ET USA

    So,is he trying to remove the focus from his deeds? Maybe he had better worry about facing the Almighty after an untimely death. Nothing to fear if he is innocent.