A new scandal wind in the Vatican. Bleak financial affairs, including non-poor redistribution of part of charitable donations, are revealed by two forthcoming books in the new “Vatileaks” to the Vatican, reports Tuesday the Italian press.
A Spanish prelate, Monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and an Italian layman, Francesca Chaouqui, accused of leaking documents of micro-economic state, were arrested this weekend in the Vatican. Francesca Chaouqui was released.
Books Greed Emiliano Fittipaldi, the weekly L’Espresso and Via Crucis Gianluigi Nuzzi of the television group Mediaset will be in bookstores on November 5. They report that the donations received by the Holy See for the poor actually are not all destined for charity.
According Emiliano Fittipaldi, 400 million euros were thus diverted from the body of the “Peter’s Pence” for the needs of the Curia. Likewise, cardinals “continue to live in apartments of 500 sqm,” says Gianluigi Nuzzi, who was also involved in the previous leaked documents at the end of the pontificate of Benedict XVI.
fee ” out of control “
Gianluigi Nuzzi reported” losses from inventory differences “with” holes “of 700,000 euros to the supermarket the Vatican and 300,000 euros to the Vatican pharmacy.
According to this reporter, the Pope would have chaired a closed meeting in 2013, lamenting that “the costs are out of control,” noting a 30% increase in the number of employees in 5 years. Not to mention Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and Francesca Chaouqui Gianluigi Nuzzi says that “sources” wanted “help the Pope” by publishing documents to which they had full access to the Commission’s economic experts where they worked.
This “is absolutely not a way to help the mission of the pope,” the statement warned Monday the Vatican speaking of “serious betrayal of his trust.”
Journalist Fittipaldi Tuesday defended its investigation La Stampa . “This work started there a year and is based on verified information,” -t he said.
“I understand that the Vatican shows concern (…) Such an investigation can alarm because it reveals the distance between the poor positioning of the pope and the actual operation of the Vatican machine” , added the journalist.