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Intrigue mounts over ouster of Vatican bank chief

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 00:10

Vatican City: Intrigue is mounting over the controversial ouster of the Vatican bank`s president, with leaked documents showing the bank`s board members and even a psychiatrist questioned his behavior and fitness for the job months before he was fired.

The board ousted Ettore Gotti Tedeschi on May 24, firing a man handpicked by the pope`s No 2 to help turn around a bank plagued for decades by scandal.

The board has already made public a scathing denunciation of Gotti Tedeschi`s failings as bank president. On Saturday an Italian newspaper reproduced a letter from the bank`s in-house psychiatrist who in March wrote the bank`s general director with concerns about Gotti Tedeschi`s personal behavior.
A news agency obtained a copy of the letter today. Emails and calls to Gotti Tedeschi`s lawyer and assistant weren`t returned.


First Published: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 00:10
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