Vatican arrests businessman in shady London real estate deal

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Vatican police on Friday arrested an Italian businessman involved in a controversial London real estate deal on suspicion of extortion, fraud and money laundering, the Holy See said.

Gianluigi Torzi was being held in the Vatican gendarmes’ police barracks after he was questioned by its chief prosecutors, the Vatican press office said in a statement.

It’s the first arrest in a nearly yearlong investigation into the deal, which has convulsed the Vatican, raised questions about Pope Francis’s seven-year financial reform effort and exposed Machiavellian turf battles at the Holy See.

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In related news, you can pay lots of money to have the Pope grant you absolution.
 

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