Posts Tagged ‘Libero Milone’

Cardinal Becciu – the case against him

Monday, July 31st, 2023

The Vatican City’s promoter of justice asked judges Wednesday to sentence Cardinal Angelo Becciu to more than seven years in prison, as he made closing arguments in the landmark financial crimes trial. But do prosecutors really have a case against Becciu? In his argument July 26, Alessandro Diddi spent the day focused on Becciu, the Read more

Vatican’s sacked auditors sue Holy See

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Two former Vatican financial auditors – Libero Milone and Ferruccio Panicco are suing the Vatican Secretariat of State. They are demanding the Catholic Church pay for damages to their reputations caused by their unceremonious sacking in 2017. Milone (pictured with the Pope) was the Vatican’s first auditor general. Panicco was his deputy. Pope Francis appointed Read more

Vatican auditor-general: did he jump or was he pushed?

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The first independent Vatican auditor-general and the Vatican are telling different stories about why he resigned in June. Libero Milone says he was accused of spying after opponents of Pope Francis’ financial reforms mounted a campaign against him. The Vatican press office says Milone was “going outside his competencies and illegally hired an external company Read more

Vatican’s auditor general quits suddenly

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Vatican’s first ever auditor general, Italian financier Libero Milone, has resigned. He has not given any reasons for his unexpected departure from the post, which he has held for just two years. His role was to help ensure transparency in the Vatican’s finances. In a statement, the Vatican said: “It is noted that Doctor Read more

Pope names auditor general for the Vatican

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Pope Francis has named former Deloitte, Italy, chairman Libero Milone as the Vatican’s new auditor general. Under statutes approved by the Pope earlier this year, the auditor general will have the power to audit the books of any Vatican office. He will report directly to the Pope. Having an independent auditor helps ensure the “separation Read more