Vatican City, Aug 15, 2013 / 01:02 am
The Vatican accountant who was recently suspended for allegedly trying to smuggle $26 million had been part of a group known as "The Flock," which has supposed Mafia connections.
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is currently under arrest in Italy for an alleged plan to transfer 20 million Euro from Switzerland to Italy aboard an Italian government airplane.
Italian newspaper "Il Mattino" reports that Msgr. Scarano was entrusted with the management of a network of real estate activities for the spiritual family "L'opera del gregge del Bamin Gesù," or "The works of the flock of the infant Jesus."
"The Flock," as it is known, was a sort of spiritual family formed in Salerno by a group of priests aged 40-50 who gathered around a visionary known by his first name, Caterina.