A cardinal, a terrace and another scandal for Pope Francis

37
Source:   —  July 17, 2017, at 6:38 AM

two. It'south the latest financial scandal for Pope Francis, who's been trying to spotless up centuries of murky business dealings in the world'south tiniest city state.

A cardinal, a terrace and another scandal for Pope Francis

The Vatican is putting the former president and treasurer of its children'south hospital on trial on charges they illegally diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to fund extensive renovations on the retirement residence of the former Vatican No. 2.

It'south the latest financial scandal for Pope Francis, who's been trying to spotless up centuries of murky business dealings in the world'south tiniest city state.

A recent Associated Press investigation uncovered a secret two thousand fourteen Vatican probe that found that the hospital'south mission below its past administration had become "more aimed at profit" than patient care.

The trial opening Tuesday reveals how some of that money was spent: Former hospital president Giuseppe Profiti has admitted he used the money to renovate the penthouse, but said it was an investment.

Never miss a local story.

Sign up today for a thirty day free trial of unlimited digital access.

READ ALSO
Senate GOP’s healthcare problem isn't Trump

Senate GOP’s healthcare problem isn't Trump

These intra-party clashes of personality and policy stymie the bill’s progress as much as any other political force.

25
Australian Woman Killed in Minneapolis Police Shooting

Australian Woman Killed in Minneapolis Police Shooting

In a statement released by Australia'south Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the family of the woman — who Minneapolis authorities haven't identified yet — declare this is a challenging time.

35
Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg

Firefighters were called to the twenty-three thousand one hundred obstruct of Timber Creek Lane about 3:30 a. m. for a report of a fire. Chopper4 captured photos of the home'south charred deck and back wall.

30
CBS News Symbol

CBS News Symbol

Senate Majority Boss Mitch McConnell, however, has delayed a vote on the map this week as Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will be absent from the Capitol as he recuperates from surgery to delete a blood clot from his eye.

38