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05 November 2015 | by Christopher Lamb

Two held over Vatican finances leaks Premium

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Pope Francis was this week ­facing his own version of the Vatileaks saga with the publication of two books based on confidential documents showing mismanagement of the Holy See’s finances. The revelations in the books will shock many: securing sainthood is a process that can cost up to €750,000 (£531,000), with the money not properly accounted for, according to Merchants in the Temple by Gianluigi Nuzzi. The book also alleges that the committee set up by Pope Francis in 2013 to investigate Vatican finances, Cosea, uncovered €1.6 million (£1.1m) of inventoried stock in Vatican shops that did not exist, suggesting it had been stolen or “invented” by accountants. This week, the Vatican announced that two individuals  had been arrested and ques


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