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Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, chairman of the Vatican bank, holds a copy of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Behind the centuries-old facade of the Institute for Religious Works is a history of secrecy and scandal. In past decades, two Vatican financial advisers died in the strangest of circumstances - one from drinking a cup of cyanide-laced coffee in prison, the other dangling from a rope under London's Blackfriars Bridge, his pockets stuffed with money and stones.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, chairman of the Vatican bank, holds a copy of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Behind the centuries-old facade of the Institute for Religious Works is a history of secrecy and scandal. In past decades, two Vatican financial advisers died in the strangest of circumstances - one from drinking a cup of cyanide-laced coffee in prison, the other dangling from a rope under London's Blackfriars Bridge, his pockets stuffed with money and stones.

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