Thursday, May 24, 2012

Opus Vatican Bank Chief Ousted: Leaker Caught?

Edit: This Opus Dei type just may be the one leaking. Isn't that the case, when betrayal comes it always comes from capital? The troubled Vatican Bank continues to struggle for respectability and reform.

Vatican bank chief ousted in no-confidence vote
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The president of the Vatican bank has effectively been ousted after receiving a unanimous vote of no-confidence from bank overseers for having leaked documents and failed to do his job at a critical time in the Holy See's efforts to show financial transparency, the Vatican and officials said.
Ettore Gotti Tedeschi has been a polarizing figure ever since he was named president of the bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR, in 2009. He is under investigation for alleged money laundering by Italian magistrates, but the investigation isn't believed to have factored into the decision since the Vatican considers the probe to be motivated by outside political interests.
The Vatican said in a statement Thursday that the vote was taken because of Gotti Tedeschi's failure to fulfill the "primary functions of his office." He himself has told prosecutors that he barely paid attention to the bank's works, showing up only two days a week while tending to his primary position as head of Spain's Banco Santander's Italian unit in Milan.

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