Rome’s first female mayor vows to get taxes from Vatican

Rome’s first ever female mayor has promised to pursue unpaid taxes worth hundreds of millions of euros from the Vatican.

Virginia Raggi, 37, had said that if elected, she would pursue claims worth €250m and €400m.

These are allegedly unpaid taxes on the Vatican’s real estate holdings and other assets.

The taxes had never been collected, she claimed, because past city administrations had been too afraid to take on the Church.

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