Auditor says he was forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities

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The Vatican’s first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity.

Speaking to reporters from four media organizations including Reuters in the office of his lawyers in Rome, Libero Milone also said he believed that some in the Vatican wanted to slow down Pope Francis’s efforts at financial reform.

Rau 2bHe said he could not give details of the irregularities he had found because of non-disclosure agreements.

Reuters was unable to independently verify his assertions, which the Vatican strongly contested.

The Holy See’s…

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