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The Guardian – David Leigh – How The Vatican Built A Secret Property Empire Using Mussolini’s Millions – 23 January 2013

Vatican_St-Peter-s-Basilica-view_3256Papacy used offshore tax havens to create £500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland

Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything to do with the pope. Nor indeed the nearby headquarters of the wealthy investment bank Altium Capital, on the corner of St James’s Square and Pall Mall. Continue reading