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Trial exposes ‘opacity, silence and poor management’ in handling of Vatican assets

The baby at the centre of a legal battle would have turned one next week

Lawyers for Giuseppe Profiti and Massimo Spina argued the Vatican had no jurisdiction as the hospital was on Italian territory

The former president and treasurer of the Bambino Gesù hospital are to go on trial, charged with embezzlement

Responding to an investigative report by AP, the Cardinal Pietro Parolin saidthere had been past problems at the hospital, but they were making a ‘serious effort to resolve them’

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AP has made numerous allegations against the Bambino Gesù hospital, including overcrowding and poor hygiene

The hospital said they were willing to take the terminally ill child, whose life support is due to be turned off

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