Bertone denies PH renovation allegations

Says 'never authorized' children's hospital to pay for them

(see related)(ANSA) - Vatican City, March 31 - Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state, on Thursday denied any wrongdoing in connection with the alleged funding of renovations at his penthouse apartment by a foundation linked to the Bambin Gesù pediatric hospital in Rome. "(The cardinal) reiterates he never indicated or authorized the Bambin Gesù Foundation to make any payment in relation to the apartment that he occupies and which is the property of the Governorate," his lawyer Michele Gentiloni Silverj said in a statement.
    Earlier in the day the Vatican confirmed media reports that two former hospital managers are under investigation for misappropriation, following revelations contained in a controversial exposé published last autumn by L'Espresso journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi.
   

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