[ … which couldn’t happen to a nicer buncha guys ]
The former head of the Vatican Bank
[ … which was formed in 1942, when the Facsists needed to whitewash money and gold stolen from European Jews ]
has become the Papacy’s Enemy Number One,
after police discovered a trove of documents exposing financial misdeeds in the Holy See.
The banker now reportedly fears for his life.
Earlier this week police conducted a dawn raid on the house and office of Ettore Gotti Tedeschi.
Investigators say they were looking for evidence in a graft case
against defense and aerospace firm Finmeccanica,
which was formerly run by a close friend of Gotti Tedeschi.
as it turns out,
police stumbled upon an entirely different find.
They discovered 47 binders containing private communication
exposing the opaque inner workings of the secretive Holy See.
They included financial documents,
details of money transfers
and confidential internal reports
– all prepared by Gotti Tedeschi to build a convincing expose of corruption in the Vatican.