Posts Tagged ‘Vatican police’

Vatican jails Italian banker for extortion

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The Vatican has jailed an Italian banker for extortion, embezzlement, aggravated fraud and money laundering. The arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who had acted as an intermediary for the Holy See in the 2018 purchase of a luxury building in London, was issued last week by the Vatican’s civil court. It has been carrying out Read more

Vatican police arrest Italian in investigation of London real estate deal

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Vatican police on Friday arrested Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian middleman who was part of a controversial deal in which the Vatican used Church money to purchase a luxury building in London as an investment. Torzi, who was arrested after questioning by Vatican magistrates, was accused of extortion, embezzlement, aggravated fraud and money laundering, the Vatican Read more

Shock resignation – Vatican’s head of security

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Pope Francis has appointed a new head of the Vatican Security Services and commander of the Gendarmerie (Police). Gianluca Gauzzi Broccoletti (known as Gauzzi), a cybersecurity expert, is taking over the security leadership role after the shock resignation of Commander Domenico Giani. Giani resigned amid a scandal stemming from his role in an leaking information Read more

Valuable artworks in churches vulnerable to theft

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The head of the Vatican’s police force has told members of Interpol that valuable artworks in Catholic churches are often poorly protected from thieves. Domenico Giani, said many of these artworks are difficult to protect because they are in isolated church buildings where no anti-theft measures are employed, or in churches that are basically abandoned Read more