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October 20th, 2010
03:48 PM ET

Court rejects Vatican Bank appeal against seizure of funds

Italian prosecutors' decision to seize Vatican Bank funds as part of an investigation into possible money-laundering was correct, an Italian court ruled Wednesday.

The Vatican expressed "surprise" that its appeal had been rejected and stood by its position that the investigation was the result of a misunderstanding.

Italian prosecutors last month froze Vatican Bank transactions for the first time ever, after the bank failed to provide all the information required by anti-money laundering rules.

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- Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire

Filed under: Catholic Church • Vatican

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  1. Sum Dude's Filter Fiber Against Moderation Nonsense

    Here's my latest list - this seems like a good spot to set this down. Nobody's posting much.
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    bad letter combinations / words to avoid if you want to post that wonderful argument:
    Many, if not most are buried within other words, but I am not shooting for the perfect list, so use your imagination and add any words I have missed as a comment (no one has done this yet)

    I found some but forgot to write them down. (shrugs).

    s-ex
    c-um.........as in doc-ument, accu-mulate, etc.
    sp-ic........as in disp-icable (look out Sylvester the cat!)
    ho-mo...whether ho-mo sapiens or ho-mose-xual, etc.
    t-it.........const-itution, att-itude, ent-ities, etc.
    an-al......ban-al
    sh-it
    fu-ck...isn't this a great word? yet they filter it. 😦
    who-re
    tw-at.....as in wristw-atch, (an unexpected one)
    pr-ick
    sl-ut
    c-lit
    va-g....as in extrava-gant, va-gina, va-grant
    hor-ny
    ar-se....yet "ass" is not filtered!
    nip-ple
    po-rn
    c-ock
    nig-ger
    cu-nt
    co-on
    hu-mp...as in ch-ump, thump, but I might be wrong on this one...
    b-itch
    ra-pe
    jacka-ss...but ass is fine lol
    p-is.....as in pi-stol, lapi-s, pi-ssed, etc.

    There are more, so do not assume that this is complete.

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    okay words that you might not expect to be filtered....!!!

    beaver
    penis
    ass
    crap
    damn
    anal
    anus
    sphincter
    testicles
    testes
    pubic
    boob
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    I have found the best way to re-submit is to hit the back button, delete the cookies, look for and fix the problem and then hit "post".
    There are also "technical" ways past the filter, like "html ent-ities"
    (google it without the dash), but the words and letter combos remain the problem...

    October 22, 2010 at 4:54 am |
  2. guillieme

    I guess the Mafia will have to find another place to launder its dirty money from now on. Actually, a best seller book from 1984 exposed this corruption but here we are over 25 years later and it is still going on.

    http://www.yallop.com/ingodsname.aspx

    October 21, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  3. Frank

    And what was the 'dirty money' coming from?

    October 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  4. NL

    No, they were "surprised" because, in the old days, the Italians wouldn't have dared to even investigate any charge against the Vatican.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  5. TheRationale

    Yes, they were "surprised" when the feds caught them with little boys, too.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
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