A senior cardinal caught up in a corruption probe connected to his work for the Vatican has denied any wrong doing.
Crescenzio Sepe, who is also the archbishop of Naples, is accused of taking kickbacks when he headed the Propaganda Fide – that’s the body which handles the Vatican’s vast property porfolio which funds much of the Catholic Church’s missionary work.
Sepe says he will cooperate fully with the investigation which has pulled in former government ministers..its alleged Sepe sold a building at a quarter of its market value to a one time infrastructure minister.
Sepe asserts that during his time as head of the department until 2006, the Vatican always approved all the balance sheets and he was even congratulated on his management skills.
The Vatican has said its confident the cardinal will be found blameless in this matter.