through the famous "Rat Lines" to South America. The Vatican is notorious for playing both sides against the middle. It has honed this tactic for 1500 years.
BTW, criticizing the Vatican is not anti-Catholic or Catholic bashing. The Roman Catholic Church has found it necessary to also establish itself as a state political power. It has a checkered history, to put it mildly, and it has its political fingers in many pies around the world working behind many layers of secrecy through its proxies.
It is the Vatican that deserves scrutiny, not its many Roman Catholic believers.