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19/06/1982 "God's banker" is found hanged in London

Roberto Calvi was an Italian banker dubbed "God's Banker" by the press for his close association with the Holy See. He was Chairman of Banco Ambrosiano, which collapsed in one of modern Italy's biggest political scandals. He was found dead on the scaffolding beneath Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames in London, one day prior having been stripped of his position at Banco Ambrosiano. According to an independent investigation, however, he could not have hanged himself and his death was ruled a murder.