Posts Tagged ‘Giuseppe Pignatone’

Vatican prosecutors concede errors made, corruption trial in doubt

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Vatican trial errors

Prosecutors at a Vatican trial of 10 people, including a cardinal, accused of financial crimes, acknowledged errors were made in its case. The Vatican prosecutor offered to remedy the mistakes by essentially starting over, throwing the trial into question before it really got off the ground. Deputy prosecutor Alessandro Diddi made the surprise announcement at Read more

Cardinals and bishops to face Vatican criminal tribunal

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Vatican criminal tribunal

Cardinals and bishops can now face criminal trials in the Vatican tribunal and be judged by lay magistrates after Pope Francis issued a new decree. This is a further message from the pope to Vatican-based cardinals and bishops about his intent to hold them accountable for criminal misconduct. It is a message he has been Read more

Anti-mafia judge to lead Vatican’s criminal tribunal

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Pope Francis has chosen one of Italy’s leading anti-mafia prosecutors as president of the Vatican’s criminal tribunal. Giuseppe Pignatone’s appointment came two days after Vatican police raided the Apostolic Palace and seized documents and computers from the secretariat of state. The raid included searches of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF), which is tasked with Read more