VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said it is ready to collaborate in the investigation of one of its accountants who was arrested today over allegations of corruption and slander.
“The Holy See has not yet received any request from the competent Italian authorities on the matter, but it confirms its willingness to cooperate fully,” said Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Holy See Press Office.
Msgr. Nuncio Scarano was arrested June 28 for allegedly trying to move 20 million euros — $26 million U.S. dollars — from Switzerland illegally into Italy, involving the Vatican's so-called bank, the IOR or Institute for Religious Works.
The arrest happened just days after Pope Francis...READ MORE