- Feb 17, 2020
An Italian author who was once tried and acquitted by a Vatican court for publishing leaked documents is claiming in a new book that decades of mismanagement, shady deals and decreasing donations will leave the Vatican no choice but to default.
Vatileaks is turning into the Vatican’s own horror movie franchise.
Italian Cardinal Giovanni Becciu provides contexts for Pope Benedict’s comments.
Despite the Vatican’s informal policy of ignoring it, aftershocks from the bombshell accusations against Pope Francis from a former papal envoy in the United States were felt in Rome on Wednesday.
The Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee is expected to issue a progress report Wednesday on the Vatican’s compliance with international norms to fight money-laundering and terror financing, particularly at its bank.
“The Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people,” said Vatican spokesperson, Greg Burke. The sale of tobacco in the Vatican amounts to about $11 million a year in profits, but “no profit can be legitimate if it puts lives at risk,” he said.