VATICAN CITY (AP) — The previous monastery on a quiet residential road in Rome as soon as sheltered Jews fearing deportation throughout World Warfare II. Bought by the Vatican in 2021 as a dormitory for international nuns learning at Rome’s pontifical universities, the constructing now stands empty, a collateral sufferer of the most recent monetary scandal to hit the Holy See.
Pope Francis has requested aides to resolve how at the very least $17 million, together with cash to refurbish the dorm, was transferred from the Vatican’s U.S.-based missionary fundraising coffers into an influence investing car run by a priest, The Related Press has discovered. Two years later, the U.S. fundraiser says the cash is gone, and the monastery is shuttered. Its renovation is tied up in bureaucratic crimson tape, whereas the nuns learning in Rome are nonetheless housed at a convent a 90-minute commute away.