Vatican’s chief accountant is denied house arrest after being arrested over plot to smuggle €20million into Italy on a government plane

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano Bishop of SalernoThe Vatican monsignor arrested in a 20 million euro ($26 million) money smuggling plot has been denied house arrest.

A judge on Friday refused the request by Monsignor Nunzio Scarano’s lawyers to let him await a decision on his fate in a monastery, ruling he must stay in Rome’s Queen of Heaven prison.

Attorney Silverio Sica said he would appeal.

Scarano was arrested June 28 along with two others, accused of plotting to bring 20 million euros into Italy from Switzerland without declaring it at customs.

The decision came a day after the Vatican bank president, Ernst von Freyberg, told his board that an internal investigation into the Scarano affair uncovered “clear failings” in the bank’s anti-money-laundering procedures, according to excerpts of his remarks.


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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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2 Responses to Vatican’s chief accountant is denied house arrest after being arrested over plot to smuggle €20million into Italy on a government plane

  1. Ralph Coelho Yahoo says:

    The influence of democracy on man’s ethical standards. A senior priest believes it is OK to smuggle money. How many fiddle expense sheets, insurance claims, flout traffic rules, etc. – all in the belief that they hurt no one. A failure to realize that the rules of Caesar, though imperfect, area an image of God’s justice.

  2. From all these reports that appear in ethical standards it appears that there is a lot to be looked into where the administration of the catholic church is concerned.
    Each day some one reports an alleged scam, in finance and or property. Its shameful, very shameful.

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