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The Vatican's Fake Occupy Implodes: Documents Evoke A History Of Money Laundering, Sexual Terrorism, And Even ... Murder

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The Corruption of a Papal Benediction by Rev. dan vojir


A tell-all book, leaked documents, billions in favorable contracts, money laundering, sexual terrorism ... and possibly murder. With St. Peter's in the background, it all sounds like a Dan Brown thriller. But in this mystery, the butler did not do it. At least not to the extent that a papal investigation would have it.

Paolo Gabriele, 46, who has worked as Benedict's butler since 2006, was reportedly taken into custody after investigators found a mass of documents in the Vatican apartment he shares with his wife and three children.
The arrest comes a month after the Vatican gave an investigative team led by Cardinal Julian Herranz, a member of Opus dei, a full "pontifical mandate" to join Vatican police in rooting out the perpetrators of what has been dubbed Vatileaks.

Gabriele is now languishing in a Vatican prison cell (yes, the Vatican does have a prison) and for now it seems that his only crime was the same as that of Pvt. Bradley Manning (wikileaks) - leaking the juiciest anti-Vatican documents in history. 

Sources close to Gabriele, however, say that he would not have masterminded a leak and that his possession of the documents proves very little: no motive has been proffered and apparently no money was offered for the documents.


The documents show how contracts were awarded to favoured companies and individuals and also highlight allegations of internal power struggles with the Vatican's bank known as the Institute for Religious Works.

In a chaotic mire of firings, leaked documents and sordid stories, one thing stands out: an attempt at looking transparent has failed. From   Yahoo News :

The Vatican in July will learn if it has complied with the financial transparency criteria of a Council of Europe committee, Moneyval -- a key step in its efforts to get on the so-called "white list" of countries that share financial information to fight tax evasion.   

As was reported in   OpEdNews   last October, the Vatican issued a statement entitled:  TOWARDS REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY . The gist of the memo endeared the Vatican to the hearts of the OWS movement, but was seen by many to be just another attempt to gloss over the latest money-laundering scandal (fined $30 million by the Italian government).

HIS HOLINESS - One Helluva Read

The book, which was described as criminal by the Vatican, alleged that the editor of the Vatican's newspaper started a gay smear campaign against a rival editor, with the help of a newspaper owned by the Berlusconi family.

Letters depict collusion between the Berlusconi government and the Vatican over how to avoid EU pressure to make the Catholic church pay tax on its properties.

With previously leaked documents, journalist Gianluihi Nuzzi wrote a book in 2009 entitled   Vatican SpA,   and his latest work,   His Holiness, uses even more, including some of the documents found in the home of Gabriele. In it, "hypocrisy within the Vatican goes unchallenged and scandals multiply", in-fighting, smear campaigns and the pope's personal correspondence with the head of the Vatican bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi all highlight the almost innate corruption holding sway in the Vatican for years. 


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Rev. Dan Vojir is has been writing/blogging on religion and politics for the better part of ten years. A former radio talk show host (Strictly Books €" Talk America Radio Network) and book publisher, Dan has connected with some of the most (more...)

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It may be the last straw: even for a pontiff who h... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 8:46:52 AM
"the latest documents may prove that (the pontiff)... by Michael Rose on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 8:47:01 AM
I'm a Protestant, and I find it amazing that we, s... by FrankieC on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:14:24 AM
   You won't find any love for Christian... by Bob Gormley on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 4:45:02 PM
Jesus threw far less worse off the temple steps. ... by Judy Swindler on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 6:27:14 PM
"You are forgiven, Go and sin no more."... by Bob Gormley on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:08:44 PM
Last Bible I read, He kicked some mayor butt, even... by Arend Rietkerk on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:35:50 PM
    I was referring to say the adul... by Bob Gormley on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 8:15:31 PM
You have cited a most appropriate passage in Scrip... by June Annette on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 12:11:47 PM
    No argument here.... by Bob Gormley on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 3:11:26 PM
The adulteress was a victim of men since she was a... by Davey Jones on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:36:36 PM
upon the Biblical principals. I've been in this fo... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 8:16:48 PM
     I don't think organized r... by Bob Gormley on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 3:15:12 PM
Hmmm.... sounds like you've gotten Christianity co... by FrankieC on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:31:53 PM
    I think you misinterpreted my s... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:04:21 AM
The cover-ups have to stop, for crissakes! Transpa... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:59:58 AM
The Catholic church is run by an Ex Nazi" who was ... by liberalsrock on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 11:38:55 AM
so thanks for the info. South America is the Churc... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:16:20 PM
As a former Roman Catholic, I find the continuing ... by June Annette on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:32:41 PM
I was raised a Catholic and now realize it is not ... by Bob Gormley on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 4:46:25 PM
be pronounced ex cathedra?... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:39:41 PM
That's VERY good! PLEASE tweet it ad nauseum!... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 2:27:57 PM
A ratican in the Vatican Spilled dope on the... by Gary Brumback on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:52:51 PM
it's not a bad idea! BTW: beneath all of this also... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 2:55:02 PM
Excellent article.  I have to ask, why are th... by Judy Swindler on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 6:23:44 PM
To answer your first question about wealth and pow... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:22:16 PM
any group, organization or entity that professes t... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:11:15 PM