Vatican City, Jun 15, 2020 / 08:30 am
The Vatican said Monday that officials had granted bail to the Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi who was arrested as part of a financial investigation.
Torzi played a central role in the controversial purchase of a London property development by the Secretariat of State.
“The Office of the Vatican Promoter of Justice, following the outcome of the interrogations to which Mr. Gianluigi Torzi was subjected in the context of the investigation into the sale and purchase of the building at 60 Sloane Avenue in London, granted bail today,” a June 15 statement from the Holy See said.
Torzi was arrested June 5 following questioning at the Vatican and detained in special premises at the Gendarmerie Corps barracks.