The circumstances surrounding the property’s purchase are the focus of an ongoing trial in the Vatican courts.
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Speakers addressed different aspects of the reform, with Cardinal Parolin focusing on changes to the Vatican Secretariat of State since Pope Francis’ election.
Tommaso Di Ruzza was questioned in the ongoing trial to prosecute 10 people on criminal charges mostly related to the Secretariat of State’s purchase of an investment property in London.
“Indeed, secularism claims to exclude religion from the domain of civil life, relegating it to a mere personal fact. However, where the religious factor is denied a place in society, certain points of reference, which allow for harmonious social development, disappear.”
Fabrizio Tirabassi is one of several people being investigated by the Vatican in connection with investments and financial transactions made at the Secretariat of State.
In Anti-Corruption Law, Pope Francis Seeks to Quash Vatican ‘Envelope’ Culture with Ban on Gifts Over $50
The pope said that the new law was intended to bring the Holy See and Vatican City State further into line with international best practices on corruption and financial transparency,
Torzi is currently located in the United Kingdom and has not been served with the warrant.
Under the new law, APSA will gain ownership of funds, bank accounts, and investments, including real estate, previously administered by the Secretariat of State from Jan. 1, 2021.
COMMENTARY: The move to remove the financial authority of the Vatican department vindicates the financial reforms first undertaken by Cardinal George Pell.
The Vatican Press Office said that Domenico Giani, commander of the Vatican’s Gendarmerie, was not personally responsible for the leak.