As we wait for the next shoe to drop in the non event, faux drama of Benedict XVI's resignation, he shoves this in your face....
From todays update of the Nouvel Observateur:
Vatican Bank: a scandal last for Benedict XVI?
Baron Ernst von Freyberg is the new director of the Vatican Bank since February 15, but he is also a manufacturer of warships for the German navy.
On Friday, February 15, as one of his last acts as Pope, Benny announced the appointment of one of his good buddies, a German from a great aristocratic family of Bavaria,as director of the Vatican bank, Benedict XVI l. Ernst's background, at first glance, is impeccable. Baron Ernst von Freyberg, 55, is the co-founder and director of the investment company DC Advisory Partners, a former analyst at London and New York. He is also a Knight of the Order of Malta and very active in organizing pilgrimages to Lourdes.
He also incidentally is the director of company that builds warships for the German Navy. It's tough finding the proper candidate for this position, I guess, the last director ended up committing "suicide" in the Thames.