Milestones: Jul. 27, 1987

ARREST WARRANT NULLIFIED. For Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, 65, head of the Vatican Bank who had been charged by Italian authorities as an "accessory to fraudulent bankruptcy" in the 1982 collapse of Banco Ambrosiano, Italy's worst postwar banking scandal; by the country's highest tribunal, the Court of Cassation; in Rome. In voiding arrest warrants for the Cicero, Ill.-born prelate and two senior Vatican bank officials, the court ruled that the 1929 Lateran Treaty, which recognizes Vatican City as a sovereign state, protects "central bodies" of the church from "every interference" by the Italian government.


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