Pontifical Council for Family head under investigation

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family is under investigation by Italian authorities for alleged financial irregularities.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is being investigated in connection with the sale of the historic San Girolamo castle four years ago.

Two employees of Paglia’s former diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia have been arrested.

Prosecutors are probing Paglia on allegations of criminal conspiracy and fraud in relation to the sale of the castle to real estate company IMI immobiliare, which was headed by one of the arrested diocese employees.

Diocese funds were allegedly used illegally and money was found to be missing from those funds.

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