mercoledì 19 luglio 2017

A Vatican tribunal has rejected attempts by two former executives of its children’s hospital to dismiss an embezzlement case, asserting that it has the right to try them on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to renovate a top cardinal’s penthouse. Lawyers for former hospital president Giuseppe Profiti and ex-treasurer Massimo Spina argued at the trial opening Tuesday that the Vatican court had no jurisdiction to prosecute activities of a hospital foundation that was located in Italy, not the Vatican. (...)