Earlier this week the AP ... reported that Scarano had withdrawn more than half a million euros in charitable donations without any flags being raised, walked out of Vatican City with the cash, and then used it to pay off a personal mortgage.
On Friday, dpa quoted Italian prosecutors as saying Bishop Scarano had paid Zito [the former intelligence officer] 400,000 euros ($520,000) to transport 20 million euros in cash from Switzerland to Italy onboard a private jet.On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has set up a 5-member Pontifical Commission to investigate IOR's activities. It is charged with "gather[ing] accurate information on the Institute's legal position and various activities, in order to allow, if necessary, a better harmonization of the same with the universal mission of the Apostolic See." (Chirograph establishing the Commission.) Among the Commission members is Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.
UPDATE: The Director and Deputy Director of the Vatican Bank resigned on July 1. (National Catholic Reporter.)