Vatican did not protect Italian cardinal from legal charges, Allen notes
Catholic World News - December 06, 2010
Reflecting on the death of Cardinal Michele Giordano, the former Archbishop of Naples, John Allen recalls the Italian prelate's years of trouble with the law. (He was accused of financial improprieties in connection with probes of organized crime.) Many people expected the Vatican to intervene, to protect the cardinal and avoid public scandal. Instead, Allen observes, the Vatican left Cardinal Giordano to cope with his own legal problems-- which, eventually, he did.
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