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Swiss court orders full access to records for Vatican financial investigation

St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City. Credit: Madrugada Verde/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 27, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- Vatican investi…
Ultraviolet
Not sure how a court in Switzerland can order a country in Italy to do something, but perhaps this is one of the many privileges accompanying EU membership.
Cuthbert Mayne
Switzerland is not in the EU. Never has been. But it holds bank accounts of all the dodgey cardinals (and the knights of Malta) so I guess it can call a tune to which everyone will dance.
Ultraviolet
Ah! Thanks for the correction. Now that you mention it, the Vatican City isn't either, no? Still... this seems like something they could stall for literally years... witness the prompt and timely publication of the McCarrick Report. ;-)
Prayhard
Not sure they can stall on courts like they do on abuse victims.
Ultraviolet
@Prayhard Why not? Switzerland has not legal juristidiction to -order- an Italian organization (i.e. The Vatican) to do anything.
Prayhard
If the Vatican wants their money to be inaccessible, they can certainly stall courts. A lot of their money is there for reasons.
Alex A
Interesting developement.
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