The pope’s chief bodyguard has resigned after an internal memo was leaked to the media, which identified five employees of the city-state who are facing investigation in the latest financial scandal gripping the Catholic Church.
The Vatican has appointed one of Italy’s top anti-mafia prosecutors to head its criminal tribunal, just days after raids were carried out in the Holy See over alleged financial wrongdoing.
Twenty-five years after the mafia murdered a Italian priest who challenged their hold in Palermo, Pope Francis called on the city’s mafiosi to repent of their murderous ways.
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