US court won’t review Vatican Bank Holocaust suit
17 Jan 2006 15:23:52 GMT
Source: Reuters
By James Vicini

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Holocaust survivors on Tuesday to proceed with a lawsuit claiming that the Vatican Bank and a Franciscan religious order profited from property stolen by Croatia’s pro-Nazi World War Two government.

The justices declined to review a ruling by a U.S. appeals court that reinstated the suit, which claimed the Order of Friars Minor conspired with the Vatican Bank to facilitate the transfer of gold and other looted valuable assets. Reuters AlertNet – US court won’t review Vatican Bank Holocaust suit“>MORE.