Rome, Italy, Jul 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The indicted former director of the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog has said he is confident that the truth will come out at a Vatican trial later this month.
Tommaso Di Ruzza asserted his innocence of charges of embezzlement, abuse of office, and breach of confidentiality in a statement to the press.
“I am serene and confident that the truth of the facts and my innocence will emerge and will be clarified soon by the Vatican judicial authorities,” he said.
Di Ruzza, who began working at the Vatican in 2011, served as director of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) until January 2020. The AIF was renamed the Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (ASIF) in December 2020.