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Vatican Cleric Arrested in Bank Probe


An undated photo of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano in Salerno, Italy.
An undated photo of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano in Salerno, Italy.
Italian officials say a Vatican cleric has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the scandal-plagued Vatican bank, known as the Institute for Works of Religion.

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who was arrested Friday, had worked in the Vatican's financial administration.

Authorities say a member of Italy's secret service and a financier were also arrested Friday as part of the probe into the men's involvement in the plot to illegally bring $26 million into Italy from Switzerland.

Scarano, who was recently suspended from his Vatican post, is under investigation in another case by the southern city of Salerno for alleged money laundering.
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