- Dec 14, 2019
Latest Vatican departure shows nobody can hold on forever.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, nearly two weeks after an internal security notice was leaked to the Italian press.
Most Vatican personnel aren’t cunning criminal masterminds from a James Bond movie, and sustaining a highly intricate conspiracy is, frankly, almost always beyond their mettle.
The most crucial battle against the devil is the one that Christians fight within themselves daily to resist selfish temptations that lead to destructive ends, a top Vatican official said.
In a new interview, Libero Milone, the Vatican’s first-ever Auditor General who departed under mysterious circumstances a year ago, says a criminal investigation against him has been closed.
Throughout its history, the Vatican police force has worked to ensure the safety of the Roman pontiff. Given the millions of people who gather in St. Peter’s Square or St. Peter’s Basilica for papal events every year, that is no small task.