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ROME (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See.
The Vatican said Tuesday (June 30) that Pope Francis also named a special commissioner to run the basilica, reorganize its offices, update its statutes to comply with new Vatican norms on procurement and contracting and “clarify its administration…”
In a statement, the Vatican said the naming of Giordana followed new norms issued by Francis on June 1 to centralize the Vatican’s contracting and procurement procedures in a bid to cut waste, root out corruption and update the Vatican’s financial management.
The Vatican Bank has been a cesspool of corruption ever since its establishment about 80 years ago. So far no pope has been able to “root out corruption.” Who is really in charge over there?