Roman Catholic

Senior Vatican Official Arrested Over Alleged Corruption

Suspected of helping rich friends transfer money illegally


ROME (Reuters)—A senior Vatican cleric suspected of trying to help rich friends bring millions of euros into Italy illegally was arrested on Friday as part of an investigation into the Vatican bank, police sources and his lawyer said.

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, worked as a senior accountant in the Vatican's financial administration and is already involved in another investigation by magistrates in southern Italy.