DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     December 17, 1998     vol. 9, no. 244

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          COMO, Italy (CWNews.com) - Italian prosecutors prepared on Wednesday for exhumation of the body of a man once known as "God's banker" for his ties to the Vatican Bank.

          Roberto Calvi was first believed to have committed suicide in 1982 on London's Blackfriar Bridge after the collapse of the Italian Banco Ambrosiano. The bank, in which the Vatican Bank held a major interest, collapsed when it couldn't cover $1.4 billion in loans made to sham companies in Latin America. Calvi was the bank chairman.

          Defense lawyers for Roman businessman Flavio Carboni, who has been charged with conspiracy to kill Calvi, presented a report to prosecutors that indicated Calvi hanged himself. Prosecutors then asked for the exhumation to disprove the report.

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December 17, 1998       volume 9, no. 244


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