Intrigue mounts over ouster of Vatican bank chief

Intrigue mounts over ouster of Vatican bank chief 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.