- Jul 9, 2020
Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See.
An investigation into allegations of “sexual impropriety” by Msgr. Walter R. Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, found no “credible evidence” of such misconduct, said Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in a June 12 statement.
A retired Catholic high court judge has sent a legal notice to church authorities seeking the removal of a bishop, accusing him of crimes such as murder, corruption and moral turpitude, among others.
The Vatican has disciplined another charismatic religious leader, exiling the founder of an Italian monastic community over governance problems.
Because all of the human bones found in a Vatican cemetery last summer were at least 100 years old, the Vatican City State court officially closed its investigation into the possibility that some of the remains belonged to a teenage woman missing for more than 30 years.