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  • Questions multiply by the day in latest Vatican money scandal

    Questions multiply by the day in latest Vatican money scandal

    • Jul 24, 2017

    Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the former Secretary of State under Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, has denied rumors of involvement in a scheme to overpay for remodeling on his Vatican apartment in order to benefit an Italian businessman and longtime friend. Meanwhile, questions remain about how the businessman was able to bill two different Vatican departments almost $1 million for the same work, which was never even finished.

  • As latest Vatican trial opens, is it time to dust off ‘About Doctrine’?

    As latest Vatican trial opens, is it time to dust off ‘About Doctrine’?

    • Jul 20, 2017

    Back in the 19th century, French novelist and journalist Edmond About was considered the Tocqueville of the Papal States, and he had a fairly cynical view of papal justice. As the latest Vatican trial opens, it’s interesting to apply his tests. There’s also some question marks about the timing of the trial, and a juicy irony waiting to be exploited surrounding the name of one of the defense lawyers.