Vatican City, Feb 25, 2023 / 06:21 am
Pope Francis said Saturday that Vatican trials for cases of grave financial mismanagement have become unavoidable in recent years.
“The problem is not the trials, but the facts and conduct that determine them and make them painfully necessary,” the pope told a group of Vatican magistrates on Feb. 25.
“In fact,” he added, “such behaviors by members of the Church seriously harm its effectiveness in reflecting divine light.”
Pope Francis addressed the Vatican’s recent legal disputes in a speech to members of the city state’s tribunals for the opening of its 94th judicial year.