Did key figure in Vatican finance trial implicate Pope Francis?
December 09, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: A key figure in the Vatican’s financial-misconduct trial has apparently testified that Pope Francis approved a controversial deal with an Italian financier who now faces criminal charges.
Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, who signed key agreements in his capacity as an official of the Secretariat of State, has cooperated with Vatican prosecutors and—despite his involvement—in not a defendant in the trial. In his testimony, Msgr. Perlasca said that Pope Francis was aware of plans for a London real-estate deal with Gianluigi Torzi. Vatican prosecutors have charged that Torzi defrauded the Secretariat of State; Msgr. Perlasca’s testimony appears to indicate that the Torzi deal was approved by the Pontiff.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!