London - (P2 Lodge News): Last week he was bathed in magnificent reflected Vatican glory, sitting in the front row at a televised Papal Mass, an official Pontifical address in Westmonster Hall and countless other Papa Ratzi public beanfeasts.
This week it's a very different story for Tony Blair whose 'gobsmacked' reaction to Rome prosecutors' investigation of Vatican Bank CEO Ettore Gotti Tedeschi is leaving UK cops in stitches.
Tedeschi is being probed in a $30 million money laundering scam after two large, suspicious transactions by the Vatican Bank were jumped on in a widespread police corruption investigation.
One of the transactions involves $20 million to JP Morgan in Frankfurt - where ex-UK Prime Monster Tony Blair collects his JP consultancy paychecks each month.
Today UK Serious & Disorganised Crime Agency cops reminded the Home Secretary today that the first God's Banker, Roberto Calvi, was found 'suicided' under Blackfriars Bridge just ten days after Pope John Paul II's departure back to Rome in June 1982.
Officially nobody has ever been successfully prosecuted for the 1982 Vatican Bank scam that bankrupted Banco Ambrosiano.
This saw Cardinal Marcinkus, Vatican Bank top dog, flee to Arizona, USA to enjoy freedom from prosecution after President George Bush Senior gave him immunity.
Nobody has ever been convicted of Roberto Calvi's death either - thanks to a bipartisan scam between Bushes Senior and Junior and ex-UK Prime Monster Margaret Thatcher.
So far Tedeschi is sitting pretty in Rome where Pope Benedict has just returned from his four day UK trip.
Papal hierarchy sources are said to be 'astonished' at the Tedeschi allegations which have seen police seize 23m euros from the Vatican Bank's accounts with another smaller outfit.
"Blair's tidy little backhander for 'fixing' the smnooth and seamless Papa Ratzi UK trip may have just been busted bigtime," a City of London Police Service source chuckled today.
"Gotcha this time, matey,"