Trial requested for ex-Vatican Bank executives
Case against former chief Gotti Tedeschi dropped28 March, 17:34
Earlier on Friday a Rome judge upheld a request from prosecutors for a probe into the former head of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, over the same case to be shelved.
Gotti Tedeschi resigned from the bank in May 2012 following a no-confidence vote by the supervisory board, amid reported disagreements on efforts to get the Vatican on the white list of financially transparent countries.
The trial requests are fresh blows to the image of the bank, whose official name is the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), after a series of scandals over the years. The Vatican has made several reforms to introduce greater financial transparency and fight money laundering since Pope Francis was elected to the helm of the Catholic Church last year.