WATCH: Corruption in the Vatican

This is the biggest financial scandal of the last 30 years in the Vatican. Not only because of its economic magnitude, but also because this time Pope Francis has decided not to look anyone in the face and has instructed the Vatican judiciary to proceed without leniency. The investigation by the promoters of justice (which concerns the purchase of a building in London) touches the operational heart of the Vatican, the department closest to the Pope himself, namely the Secretariat of State. And it reaches as far as Switzerland. Enrico Crasso, who worked for more than twenty years as the external treasurer of the Secretariat of State, is being questioned and must now answer to Vatican justice. In addition to him, a handful of financiers and high-ranking prelates are under investigation, all suspected of carrying out a criminal plot to loot the Holy See’s coffers.

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