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Vatican Finance Trial: Pope Francis’ Role in London Deal Questioned by Defense

Vatican Media.A hearing in the Vatican finance trial is held on Nov. 17, 2021.

According to the transcript, Msgr. Perlasca stated that directions to deal with businessman Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered the final stage in the Vatican’s purchase of the London property — earning himself 10 million euros ($11.3 million) in the process — came “from above.”