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‘Going to London was biggest mistake of my life’: Banker bemoans Vatican building deal

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I.Media for Aleteia - published on 06/01/22

His mission, Enrico Crasso asserts, was just to manage the rent payment fund for London building, not control of the building itself.

The 18th hearing of the London building trial, held at the Vatican on May 30, 2022, was the first time that Roman banker Enrico Crasso, one of the 10 defendants, was heard. For nearly seven hours, the accused claimed his innocence and clarified his role as an advisor and investor to the Secretariat of State. In seven points, I.MEDIA reviews the main news of this day in the Vatican City court

Who is Enrico Crasso?

Enrico Crasso is a Roman banker who was entrusted with several investments and consulting projects by the Secretariat of State for 26 years. In a memorandum transmitted during the hearing, he explains that he was introduced to the predecessor of Archbishop Alberto Perlasca as head of finance of the central administration of the Holy See, Archbishop Gianfranco Piovano (in office until 2009), by the head of the Roman office of the American bank Merill Lynch.

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