Vatican besieged by reports of money laundering, plot to kill the pope

Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press – Sat, 11 Feb 2012

VATICAN CITY – Money laundering at the Vatican bank. Corruption in the awarding of Vatican contracts. Even a purported plot to kill Pope Benedict XVI.

The Vatican is being besieged by near-daily leaks of confidential documents and tabloid-style reports of alleged financial mismanagement, political infighting and gossip about who might be the next pope — all coming out at an exceedingly delicate time for the Holy See and Benedict himself.

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