Vatican City, Sep 28, 2020 / 05:30 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis Monday named an Italian lawyer and professor of commercial law to work as an additional prosecutor in the Vatican City State’s court.
Gianluca Perone teaches commercial law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. His expertise includes commercial and corporate banking and contract law.
He was named an “applied” promoter of justice -- a position similar to prosecutor -- of the Vatican City tribunal, a position lasting three years created by Pope Francis in a law promulgated in March.
Law CCCLI, signed by Pope Francis on March 13, reformed the judicial system of Vatican City, providing enhanced safeguards for the independence of judges and prosecutors in the city state to better address economic, financial, and criminal cases in the sovereign territory.
The law established that the pope, “in the face of specific needs,” may nominate one or more “applied promoters of justice” for a period of three years.