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Skandal, Krise, Betrug, Mafia, Bestechung – Wie die Gläubigen die Bank des Vatikans betrachten – DNA

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Skandal, Krise, Betrug, Mafia, Bestechung – Wie die Gläubigen die Bank des Vatikans betrachten

Scandal, crisis, fraud, Mafia, bribes: How people see the Pope’s bankers – DNA

The first clue that the Institute for Works of Religion is a bank like no other lies just inside its imposing stone entrance. Tucked away on the left is an ATM machine with instructions in Latin: „Inserito scidulam quaeso ut faciundam cognoscas rationem“ – insert your card to determine the desired operation.

The second clue lies in the Vatican Bank building itself, the magnificent gothic Tower of Pope Nicholas V, set within the walls of the tiny city state. Centuries ago the circular, 15th century tower was used as a papal prison.

Now it is the nerve centre of a campaign to hunt down modern-day miscreants as the Vatican, under the new management of Pope Francis, embarks on a concerted effort to crack down on money-laundering, tax evasion, hidden sources of income and other abuses that have besmirched the reputation of what Forbes last year called the „most secret bank in the world.“     ………..

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