Vatican officials seek to hamstring former auditor’s $9.6 million lawsuit

Vatican officials seek to hamstring former auditor’s $9.6 million lawsuit Pope Francis greets Libero Milone, then the Vatican’s auditor general, at the Vatican April 1, 2016. Mr Milone and his deputy are seeking damages from the Vatican, claiming they were forced to resign after discovering irregularities and corruption. Photo:CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Just a week after the Vatican’s first auditor general and his deputy filed a $9.6 million lawsuit for wrongful dismissal, the Vatican’s legal system has seemingly sought to hamstring the claim by refusing to certify the plaintiffs’ chosen lawyer. Speaking to journalists November 17, Libero Milone, the Vatican’s first auditor general, who appointed in 2015…
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