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Vatican Bank Probe Extended to Clergymen Accounts, Corriere Says

Italian prosecutors probing alleged money-laundering at the Vatican Bank suspect some clergymen may have posed as account holders at the lender for wealthy individuals, Corriere della Sera said, citing court documents.

A Rome judge yesterday upheld the seizure of 23 million euros ($32 million) in an Italian bank account registered to the Institute for Religious Works, as the Vatican bank is called, and three other operations are under scrutiny for alleged money-laundering violations, the newspaper said.