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  • Questions multiply by the day in latest Vatican money scandal

    Questions multiply by the day in latest Vatican money scandal

    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.

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  • Bishop presses Tillerson on Israeli settlements, US embassy

    The chair of a USCCB committee has written to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking him not to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and to oppose Israel’s settlement expansion plan. On the same day, the White House issued a statement saying expansion “may not be helpful” to peace efforts.

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