Episode

4/7 Gerald Posner: God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

April 7, 2015

Gerald Posner the author of God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican explains the history of Vatican banking. The Church’s financial strategy and its role in supporting the Nazi Party. How the Vatican Church facilitated money laundering for global criminal groups and how the Vatican is still hiding its questionable financial history.

 

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