• 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?

  • Vatican trial finds ‘opaqueness’, ‘disorder’ in handling of papal finances

    Vatican trial finds ‘opaqueness’, ‘disorder’ in handling of papal finances

    • Oct 10, 2017

    In the latest session of a Vatican trial concerning the misappropriation of funds from a papally-sponsored hospital to remodel a large Vatican apartment, the prosecution asked that the former president of the hospital, layman Giuseppe Profiti, be charged with three years imprisonment and pointed to a profound “opaqueness” and “disorder” in the handling of papal finances.