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(Chicago Trib)   Senior Vatican official arrested after investigation into the Vatican bank reveals financial malfeasance   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 52
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2013-06-28 09:02:36 AM  
Stealing money = bad
farking little boys = good
 
2013-06-28 09:02:49 AM  
Fiscal malfeasance at a religion institution?

Ya don't say
 
2013-06-28 09:03:12 AM  
I guys little boys weren't the only ones getting farked by these guys.
 
2013-06-28 09:03:43 AM  
Is this a repeat from Godfather III?
 
2013-06-28 09:04:01 AM  
I hope he doesn't take any nice, long strolls late at night over any bridges in the near future.
 
2013-06-28 09:06:00 AM  
It's OK.  This guy follows God's laws, not the laws of man.  Everything will be straightened out in the afterlife.
 
2013-06-28 09:08:14 AM  
Tell people to put the quarters in the gold plate to help the little brown babbies or they will go to hell.
Collect quarters and send them to Rome.
Use quarters to buy off plaintiffs in babby butt farking lawsuits.

repeat.
 
2013-06-28 09:08:29 AM  
Time to put him through...the ordeal.
 
2013-06-28 09:08:40 AM  
www.rxtv.ru
 
2013-06-28 09:09:58 AM  
Sophia Coppola was asked for a comment, but botched the line.
 
2013-06-28 09:10:37 AM  
FTFA: "He was arrested in a parish in the outskirts of Rome and taken to the city's Queen of Heaven jail,"

dear god, you couldn't make this stuff up: I wonder if he'll encounter any heavenly queens during his stay?
 
2013-06-28 09:12:14 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Fiscal malfeasance at a religion institution?


Came here to say exactly that.
 
2013-06-28 09:14:56 AM  
Ah. It's big word day and dry boring uncreative headline day. I never knew they all fell on a Friday. I thought that only happened at legitimate news websites.
 
2013-06-28 09:15:08 AM  
Is this the new pope actually trying to clean up the catholic mess, or was this an independent investigation?
 
2013-06-28 09:15:28 AM  
Is this from the investigations the pope himself called for?
 
2013-06-28 09:16:05 AM  
"Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the graiin."

It is cruel to make a man handle all that money and tell him he can't have any of it.
 
2013-06-28 09:17:41 AM  

DeathCipris: IdBeCrazyIf: Fiscal malfeasance at a religion institution?

Came here to say exactly that.


It shouldn't even be a surprise really. I know someone who goes to a church where the staff makes close to 70 a year with benefits. I questioned him on does he think the church gets their worth when really some of these guys work tops 3 days a week. His response to that question? Well they are doing God's work.

PT had it right, there is a damn sucker born every minute
 
2013-06-28 09:19:48 AM  
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2013-06-28 09:21:08 AM  

mgshamster: Is this the new pope actually trying to clean up the catholic mess, or was this an independent investigation?


It sounds like both. The new Pope appointed a new guy to clean up the mess and gave him carte blanche authority, including working with civil authorities to prosecute malfeasance.
 
2013-06-28 09:24:51 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pope appointed a new guy to clean up the mess and gave him carte blanche authority


Vinnie, I needs youse to keep an eye on things. The books are gettin' sloppy. Anyone gets in your way, I don' wanna hear about it. I'll just read about it in the papers. You just clean things up. We gotta look sharp.
 
2013-06-28 09:26:08 AM  
This is not a repeat from 635, 807, 963, 1215, 1597, 1702, or 1889.
 
2013-06-28 09:26:14 AM  
I'm trying to figure out what horrible thing was done.  The article says

In that investigation, his lawyer Silverio Sica said wealthy friends had donated money to Scarano in order for him to build a home for the terminally ill.

According to Sica, his client wanted to use that money to pay off his mortgage so he could sell a property in Salerno and use the proceeds to build the care home.

Apparently to cover his tracks, Scarano has been accused of taking 560,000 euros in cash out of his account in the Vatican bank and giving various amounts to friends who gave him checks in exchange.

He then deposited the checks into an Italian bank account to pay off the mortgage.


So what's the bad thing?  It says he was moving money that he was authorized to control, not that he stole money.  If there's anything bad going on it's that governments think they're owed a chunk every time you glance at your money.
 
2013-06-28 09:28:03 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: It's OK.  This guy follows God's laws, not the laws of man.  Everything will be straightened out in the afterlife.


The Lord works in mysterious ways. Who are we to judge this person?
 
2013-06-28 09:29:39 AM  
This means that the US financial industry is now less accountable than The Catholic Church.
 
2013-06-28 09:34:00 AM  
$8.6 billion crossed the Alps every year, and believe me, we tried to steal every bit of it.
 
2013-06-28 09:34:08 AM  
No one expects the Spanish Acquisition.
 
2013-06-28 09:34:16 AM  
Snubby forgot to add "this is not a repeat over the last 2,000 years"
 
2013-06-28 09:43:51 AM  
That was quick - thought the investigation was only announced the other day. Wonder if we can find the bastards who did away with Pope John Paul I ... would be so nice to know there was at least a bit of justice in the world, it would go some way to cleaning up (the incredibly rightfully deserved) reputation of the Vatican.
 
2013-06-28 09:47:41 AM  

RoyHobbs22: Is this a repeat from Godfather III?


Wasn't The Godfather III largely based on the real life Papal banking scandal of 1981-1982?
 
2013-06-28 09:48:39 AM  
Daily Mash ...

A Vatican spokesman said: "John Paul II never stopped going on about how he fought against the Nazis in Poland. It got very boring and so when he finally died we decided to go with someone who had seen fascism from the other side.
"That worked out pretty well. Benedict was a lovely old Pope who let us get away with murder.
"Therefore, when he decided he wanted to do more crosswords, we started looking through the CVs for any hint of fascism. And obviously your elderly Argentineans are right up there.
"Not only did Argentina have its own fascist regime, they also harboured a shiatload of Nazis. It really is the next best thing to having another ancient, shifty-looking German.
"And the great thing about this Pope is that he's even more Catholic than the last one. Things are about to get very 15th Century around here. We're all terribly excited."
Meanwhile Pope Francis, the first Argentinean Jesuit elected to the Papacy, confirmed that 'English sinners' were at the 'top of his list'.
Speaking from the balcony of the Vatican, he blessed the crowds in St Peter's Square before cracking his knuckles and giving the English 'a two day head start'.
He said: "I am coming for you and I don't do forgiveness."
The Vatican spokesman added: "We're always amazed when people act surprised at the closeness of fascism and the Catholic Church. It's as if they're not paying attention."'
 
2013-06-28 09:51:12 AM  
The money was just resting in his account.
 
2013-06-28 09:53:01 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: DeathCipris: IdBeCrazyIf: Fiscal malfeasance at a religion institution?

Came here to say exactly that.

It shouldn't even be a surprise really. I know someone who goes to a church where the staff makes close to 70 a year with benefits. I questioned him on does he think the church gets their worth when really some of these guys work tops 3 days a week. His response to that question? Well they are doing God's work.

PT had it right, there is a damn sucker born every minute


Is that the norm at most churches? I only ask because at our church, all of the office  staff are
volunteers. The music ministry director gets a modest monthly stipend.

The priests, youth director, and teaching staff (our church has a Catholic school attached to
it as well) are all salaried but they all put in at LEAST 40+ hours a week.
 
2013-06-28 09:56:29 AM  
They turn money into wine.
 
2013-06-28 09:59:48 AM  
It was alleged at the time that something like this was the real reason behind Darth Benedict's sudden retirement.
 
2013-06-28 09:59:58 AM  
This should end well.
freemasonry.bcy.ca
 
2013-06-28 10:00:10 AM  
im trying to post an image of Clay Davis going sheeeeeit but I'm too technically inept
 
2013-06-28 10:02:05 AM  
Sounds like the Vatican official was laundering money for the "family" , if ya knows what I mean.
 
2013-06-28 10:03:14 AM  

FullMetalPanda: Stealing money = bad
farking little boys = good


These guys are one of the organizations the Mafia is based on, and you do not fark around with the money is rule one in both.
 
2013-06-28 10:08:51 AM  
The so-called "religion of peace" strikes again.
 
2013-06-28 10:14:17 AM  
Check the Blackfriars Bridge.
 
2013-06-28 10:52:47 AM  
I think the problem is that, they haven't
had a Jewish accountant for two thousand years.
 
2013-06-28 11:17:43 AM  
Right after the Pope announces an investigation, an investigation that would have uncovered a goverment official's involvement, the government makes a bust.

How conviiiieeniant.
 
2013-06-28 11:18:08 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: DeathCipris: IdBeCrazyIf: Fiscal malfeasance at a religion institution?

Came here to say exactly that.

It shouldn't even be a surprise really. I know someone who goes to a church where the staff makes close to 70 a year with benefits. I questioned him on does he think the church gets their worth when really some of these guys work tops 3 days a week. His response to that question? Well they are doing God's work.

PT had it right, there is a damn sucker born every minute


When the bible thumper I worked with started here she was having major car issues. Her sister was driving her to work because her POS conked out. When I handed her first check to her I said something like "Now I guess you can get your car fixed." she responded "No I have to give all of this to the church." I just kinda sat there dumbfounded.
 
2013-06-28 11:22:37 AM  
Sounds like the Monsignor.  And Godfather III.  Life imitates art.
 
2013-06-28 11:24:14 AM  

groppet: she responded "No I have to give all of this to the church." I just kinda sat there dumbfounded.


Maybe she had tax problems, and needed the deduction.
 
2013-06-28 12:35:04 PM  

honk: groppet: she responded "No I have to give all of this to the church." I just kinda sat there dumbfounded.

Maybe she had tax problems, and needed the deduction.


No she lives with mom and dad. I think her problems with moeny are she owes money for student loans to Liberty U
 
2013-06-28 12:50:16 PM  

amindtat: RoyHobbs22: Is this a repeat from Godfather III?

Wasn't The Godfather III largely based on the real life Papal banking scandal of 1981-1982?


probably, I am only familiar with Hollywood history though.
 
2013-06-28 04:11:11 PM  
Which School of Journalism is this from, Ric Romero or N.S.S?
 
2013-06-28 04:19:37 PM  

MFAWG: FullMetalPanda: Stealing money = bad
farking little boys = good

These guys are one of the organizations the Mafia is based on, and you do not fark around with the money is rule one in both.


I remember a course I took in college ages ago..the teacher said that the three organizations with the most defined hierarchies were General Motors, the Catholic Church, and the Mafia.
 
2013-06-28 10:25:15 PM  
Cleaning out the Vatican Bank corruption is why Francis is staying in church public housing and eating shared meals.
 
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