Posts Tagged ‘Monsignor Alberto Perlasca’

Vatican finance trial defence team demands to see pope’s testimony

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
defence demands pope’s testimony

Lawyers defending those accused of defrauding the Vatican in a $400 million real estate investment asked judges on Wednesday (Nov 17) to release written transcripts of Pope Francis’ statements on the deal, alleging that prosecutors’ use of the pontiff’s statements may have influenced another witness in the case. From the start of the trial in Read more

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

Vatican police raid influential church official’s home

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

An influential church official’s home and office have been raided by Vatican police. Documents and computers were seized during the raid that focused on Monsignor Alberto Perlasca, a former top deputy in the Catholic Church’s powerful Secretariat of State, according to a Vatican statement. Perlasca serves on the influential managing board of several key financial Read more