Vatican Police Raid Basilica Offices in Corruption Probe

VATICAN CITY—Vatican police on Tuesday raided the business office that manages St. Peter’s Basilica, seizing paperwork and digital tools as element of an investigation into doable corruption in procurement practices.

The extraordinary raid will come a month immediately after the Vatican revealed new procurement rules supposed to protect against corruption and minimize expenditures. The Holy See Push Office environment stated Tuesday that police experienced acted under orders from Vatican prosecutors in reaction to a report by the town state’s auditor typical.