A Cardinal Cleans Up the Vatican Bank, Not His Record With Pedophiles
VATICAN CITY—Last year was an exceptional one in the church business, if the Holy See’s balance sheet is any indicator. The 2014 annual report released Monday shows the Vatican’s bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works or IOR, turned a profit of more than $72 million—more than 20 times more than it made in 2013. And that sounds like good news, but there are . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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