ROME - The Deputy Director General of the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), known as the Vatican Bank, was escorted outside the Vatican and removed from his position on Monday.
Giulio Mattietti, was appointed in 2015 by the current General Director of the IOR, Gian Franco Mammì, and according to Italian news outlets was led outside the Vatican on Nov. 27.
The Holy See press office confirmed the news of his removal to the media. “Giulio Mattietti, deputy director general of the Institute of Religious Works, has ceased his service Monday Nov. 27,” said Vatican spokesperson, Paloma García Ovejero, to local news agency ANSA.
The motivation behind the removal of Mattietti currently remains unknown.