The Evening Standard

Vatican prosecutors extend probe to finances of St Peter’s Basilica

June 30, 2020

Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities.

Last year, they launched a separate probe into the purchase of a luxury London building amid allegations that middlemen had fleeced the Vatican out of millions of euros. No charges were brought, although a broker was arrested and then released earlier this month.