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Pope Francis speeds ahead with Vatican clean up

Pope Francis named four experts from Switzerland, Singapore, the United States and Italy to replace five Italians on the board of the Financial Information Authority, the Vatican internal regulatory office said.

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'Bags of money' Vatican monsignor now charged with money laundering

St. Peter's Square, the Vatican; photo courtesy of WikipediaFinancial police in the southern Italian city of Salerno on Tuesday arrested Nunzio Scarano, a Vatican monsignor, for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money. Scarano is already on trial for charges of conspiring to smuggle €20 million ($26 million) from Switzerland to Italy aboard a private jet to evade customs and taxes in June.

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Pope warns parents against ‘the drug of bribes’

Parents who feed their children on ‘unclean bread’ earned through bribes and corruption are starving them of dignity, Pope Francis said Friday. 

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Vatican official arrested in 'bags of cash' scandal

A senior accountant at the Vatican was arrested Friday for a plot to smuggle $26 million in cash into Italy aboard a private jet.

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Pope's Butler Leaked Papers To 'Fight Corruption'

Paolo Gabriele has been charged with aggravated theft. A magistrate ruled today he must stand trial. He faces up to six years in prison if convicted.

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Pope Blasts Graft

In central Mexico yesterday, outside a city called Leon, Pope Benedict held an outdoor Mass for 300,000 people where he condemned criminality, violence, and corruption. It's a theme familiar to the pope.

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Say It Ain't So, Monsignor

A top Vatican official was reassigned to a job he didn't want after he complained about contracts that might have been tainted by corruption.

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