It is encrypted deposits discovered by the Justice at the Institute for Works of Religion. "I fear being killed," he said in a note the former president of the organization and friend of Benedict XVI. The case erodes the figure of the Pontiff.

Among the 34 000 current accounts of the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), better known as the bank of the Pope, there would be some encrypted that could hide "money from the mob and other illegal activities, including bribes paid to politicians and senior State officials ".

This sensational version yesterday gave the newspaper Corriere della Sera and explains why the president of the bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, removed without anesthesia two weeks ago of his high office, said in a note called this week: "I fear being killed ".

The scandal revolves around the illegal dealings at the bank of the Pope, where lawful money deposited mountains of the Roman Curia and their "ministries" papal Vatican City itself, religious orders, the rich Italian Church, diplomats, bishops and clergy. In total, we talk about five billion euros. Its consequences can be much more serious than the recent arrest of mayordormo of Benedict XVI, Paolo Gabriele, accused of leaking documents papal apartments, a fact that has shaken the very foundations these days to the Holy See to bring disrepute to the figure and the Pope's authority.

Tuesday was raided by Special Operations Group of police Gun Milan's house Gotti Tedeschi. They say the "professore," Catholic University scholar, a member of Opus Dei was relieved when he found that the military police were real and not a squad of assassins sent to kill him. Gotti Tedeschi told him the judges of Naples, who questioned him, while the police checked the luxurious apartement banker. Gotti was the head of the Italian subsidiary of Spanish bank Santander before the pope appointed him in 2009 as head of IOR.

The judges of Naples wanted to know the workings between Gotti and Cesare Orsi, president of Finmeccanica, the state giant that produces weapons, helicopters and other sophisticated industrial products. In the search, police discovered a large closet with 47 folders where there was a lot of Finmeccanica and Santander. But they also found abundant material on the IOR. There was a secret memorandum written by Gotti Tedeschi, who collaborated on the social encyclical of the current German pontiff.

Inside, the banker and father of five children had built a Pandora's Box is equivalent to a pump which is shaking the Vatican. "I fear being killed. In the Vatican have seen things that scare me. If they kill me in this dossier will find the reasons for my death, "Gotti wrote in a note to his friends.

The version of the Corriere della Sera, signed by the very knowledgeable Sarzanini Fiorenza, states that the cause of terror Gotti encrypted accounts that would hide a lot of money from the mafia and corruption top-flight.

The banker said the Vatican had tried to find out who was behind the numbered accounts, but said he had achieved was after all a net rejection by the director general of the IOR, Paolo Cipriani, "who was always against the transparecencia line I wanted to make. "

When they saw this memorial, the judges called on their colleagues Naples magistrates of Rome, in charge of the investigation into allegations of recycling of money against the IOR, who quickly arrived by plane to Milan and moved to the barracks protected Special Core Operating of the police, where Gotti Tedeschi was reported by half a dozen magistrates in Naples and Rome.

Apparently, the government decided to give special protection to the former Pope's banker because their confessions and documents are delivered incendiary material. In the dossier are copies of emails and personal agendas, as well as other written material.

Gotti Tedeschi, in turn, was surprised when the judges of Rome showed him the material they had gathered on the subject of money laundering. There were even talks interceptions Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope's personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein.

In October 2010, the Italian judiciary blocked the transfer of IOR Artisan Credit for 23 million euros. The allegation is that he did not identify the owners of that money, which was strong suspicion of a recycling or washing.