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Judicial officials plan to ask the Vatican to extradite Archbishop Paul C. Marcinkus and two other Vatican Bank officials in Italy's worst post-World War II banking scandal, Italian news agencies reported. Quoting unnamed sources, the agencies said the Justice Ministry this week received the formal extradition request from judges in Milan investigating the 1982 collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano and its dealings with the Vatican Bank. The request will be forwarded to the Italian Foreign Ministry and then to the Vatican, which has diplomatic standing as a foreign state. Justice Ministry officials said the request will be pursued, even though the Vatican does not have an extradition treaty with Italy.

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