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  • Top Five Under-Appreciated Vatican Stories of 2017

    Top Five Under-Appreciated Vatican Stories of 2017

    • Dec 31, 2017

    Under Pope Francis, there’s a river of news every day, often making it hard to separate the important from the ephemeral. In that light, here’s a run-down of stories from the past year whose lasting significance still hasn’t been fully digested.

  • Vatican court convicts former hospital CEO for rehabbing cardinal’s apartment

    Vatican court convicts former hospital CEO for rehabbing cardinal’s apartment

    • Oct 14, 2017

    A three-judge Vatican panel on Saturday sentenced a former president of a papally-sponsored pediatric hospital to one year of detention, a temporary ban on public office and a fine of 5,000 Euro, all suspended on the condition that he not commit another offense, for the charge of having illicitly spent $500,000 of the hospital’s money to remodel the private apartment of a senior Vatican cardinal.

  • Anomalies abound in Vatican trial over diverted donations

    Anomalies abound in Vatican trial over diverted donations

    • Oct 14, 2017

    As a Vatican trial for financial misappropriation nears its end, the main question remains what it was in the beginning: Why is a former hospital official facing judgment for spending $500,000 to remodel a cardinal’s apartment using a now-bankrupt construction company owned by an old friend of the cardinal, but neither the cardinal nor the businessman were ever charged?

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