Did his struggle for basic human rights and dignity for women, homosexuals and the poor cost him his life?

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The Great Vatican Bank Scandal

1978-1982




John Paul II and Banco Ambrosiano swindled investors of hundreds of millions of dollars

to finance Contra death squads to crush the revolution of the poor in Central America.

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In November1990, a week after a leak in the London Times revealed Avro Manhattan was writing a book
linking the CIA and John Paul II to the murder of John Paul I, his wife returned from abroad to find him dead in their South Shields home. The reader is reminded murder can be staged as suicide.
    Manhattan's hypothesis:

The conspiracy that planned the Ambrosiano Bank Scandal was the same conspiracy that plotted the murder of John Paul I.
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A Few of the Victims in the Bank Scandal

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Albino Luciani: Pope John Paul I. If his revolution of the poor in Central America against the coalition of the CIA and ruling juntas been successful, the United States would have been looking at a half dozen mini-Cubas sitting in its backyard. The courts determined the Ambrosiano-Vatican Bank Scandal had been planned during his papacy (Ansbacher vs. Ambrosiano, Irish Supreme Court '82-'85).

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Roberto Calvi: President Banco Ambrosiano. wrote a letter to John Paul II on June 5 1982: "Unless the Pope satisfied demands of investors, Calvi would expose the Polish Pope's role in the swindle which would provoke a catastrophe in which the Church would suffer the gravest of damages."' On June 17 1982, Calvi was found hanging under a bridge, believed lured to London by Mafia hitmen.*


Graziella Corrocher: Calvi's secretary. On June 17 1982, she was found on the sidewalk below her fifth floor office window. With both its author and typist dead, the courts did not learn of the existence of the letter until a copy was found in Calvi's villa at Drezzo the following year  (Banca Italia vs. Ambrosiano '83).*


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* originally resolved as suicide. Later believed to be murder.

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It makes sense, if the Vatican eliminated its author and its typist, no one would know it ever existed. Yet this is conjecture based on circumstantial evidence. 

There is always the chance of coincidence. The only two people involved in creating the letter happened to commit suicide at the same moment in time, just a few days after John Paul II received the letter.

Calvi’s letter incriminated John Paul II. It was that a copy of the letter eventually surfaced that the Vatican settled with the courts for $241 million in 1984. 

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A Few of the Villains in the Bank Scandal

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Bishop Casaroli*: President of the Vatican’s central bank. Oversaw the bank scandal transfers to Central America. One of two bishops residing in the papal palace the night John Paul I died. Made a cardinal and raised past two hundred others who outranked him to the top Vatican post (Secretary of State) by John Paul II.       

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Bishop Caprio*: Treasurer of the Vatican’s central bank. Handled technicalities of the bank scandal transactions. One of two bishops residing in the papal palace the night John Paul I died. Made a cardinal and raised
past three hundred others who outranked him to the 2nd highest Vatican post (Prefecture of Economic Affairs) by John Paul II.    

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Paul Marcinkus: President of IOR which guaranteed  notes in the bank scandal. On his first day in office, John Paul II changed Marcinkus' reporting status directly to the Papacy. The next day, the Polish Pope and Banco Ambrosiano swindled the first dollars from an investor in 'The Ambrosiano Bank Scandal'  (Latour v. Ambrosiano, Court of Cassation, Paris '83). 

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John Paul II: In 1984, John Paul II paid the courts $241 million for a tidbit of his role in the Ambrosiano bank swindle in partial atonement of the seventh commandment 'Thou shalt not steal.' It did not atone for any role he may have played in connection with the fifth commandment 'Thou shalt not kill.
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* Casaroli and Caprio were cousins in the Gambino family. It was not unusual for Mafia family members to rise to high curial posts as they were among the largest contributors to the Church. 
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Author's Note
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Readers are encouraged to search out the Internet and/or library microfilm to proof my work.

Insofar as 'The Vatican Murders' presents compelling evidence linking prominent American statesmen and Church hierarchy to the murders of Pope John Paul I, his c
ounterpart in the Russian Church, Aldo Moro and other
leaders of the Marxist movement in the western world, I want to remind the reader it was the sworn duty of these men imposed upon them by the laws of their nations and the principles of their faith to head off what they saw as a dangerous slide to the left.
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Lucien Gregoire

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