The drug haul was considered unremarkable. However, the address it was destined for was raised eyebrows for some, and shocked others.
According to Fox News, German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. Officers at Leipzig Airport found 12 ounces of the drug packed into 14 condoms. They where inside a shipment of cushions beginning in South America.
If people thought there would be some drug corruption within the confined Vatican halls of Catholicism, it is a big “maybe” right now. The worse-case scenario coming from this is Pope Francis doing lines made precisely with the pages of a KJV Bible. However, the package was simply addresed to the Vatican postal office, which means anybody residing in the Vatican, being 800 residents, could have signed for it.
Citing a German customs report through ABC, it adds that a sting operation arranged with Vatican police didn’t lure a possible recipient as stated through Vatican spokesman, Rev. Federico Lombardi. The drugs would have a street value of several tens of thousands of euros, especially in such an enclosed section as the Vatican.
Also, a spokesman for the German Finance Ministry, which oversees the customs office, confirmed the report and will issue a statement, Monday, providing further details.
This isn’t the first time the Vatican’s been in the news for something bad. As reported numerous times by The Inquisitr, the Vatican has received backlash for many of their handling of certain issues. One such issues is the child sex abuse scandals involving certain priests. The situation was so bad, the Vatican even thought of changing their take on celibacy at one point. Apparently, how the Vatican handled the situation did not go well with the United Nations.
Then there are the issue with money. A former Vatican accountant was arrested for money laundering. This situation, however, caused Pope Francis to “clean house like Jesus”.
Nevertheless, the Vatican is too well-known and too powerful for its issues to stay on the books for too long. It should be enforced that the delivery address of the cocaine shipment is too broad to pinpoint it to one single person. The Vatican can only hope it isn’t Pope Francis acquiring the fix.