Italian authorities this week charged four people, one a Mafia boss, with the 1982 murder of Roberto Calvi, a banker with ties to the Vatican. Calvi, chairman of Italy’s Banco Ambrosiano, was found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London shortly after the bank was forced into liquidation. Prosecutors said Calvi was murdered because he knew too much about how Mafia funds had been laundered through the Vatican Bank and Banco Ambrosiano. The four indicted are Pippo Calò, a Cosa Nostra boss currently in prison; Flavio Carboni, a Sardinian financier; Carboni’s Austrian girlfriend, Manuela Kleinszig; and Ernesto Diotavelli, a crime boss from Rome. Calvi’s death had been considered suicide until two years ago, when Italian prosecutors said they had evidence of murder.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.
Sign up to our 10 Things You Need to Know Today newsletter
A free daily digest of the biggest news stories of the day - and the best features from our website
'Weed or a gun?'
Today's Newspapers A roundup of the headlines from the US front pages
By The Week Staff Published
Five solutions to the UK's housing crisis
The Explainer Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said the situation in Britain is 'worse' than most people think
By Richard Windsor, The Week UK Published
US life expectancy rose in 2022 but not to pre-pandemic levels
Speed Read Life expectancy is slowly crawling back up
By Devika Rao, The Week US Published