Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò brought Pope Francis into grave distress. Since then, the Vatican diplomat has been in the spotlight. This also brought a lawsuit with his brother to the public.
(Rome) The matter would have gone unnoticed by the public, but currently the spotlight is on the former nuncio in the US, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò - especially those of his opponents, since the end of August with a dossier has caused Pope Francis dissstress in the sexual abuse scandal.
In the raging war since then, on smaller and larger fronts, a multi-faceted exchange of blows is taking place. This includes a message distributed today by the Italian press agency ANSA, which dates back to 9 October.
At that time, a single judge in Milan ruled in the first instance that Archbishop Viganò must pay his biological brother Lorenzo Viganò, who is also a priest, 1.8 million Euros. The reason is an inheritance dispute between the two brothers. The brother of the former top diplomat of the Vatican feels he is owed a part of his father's inheritance. The judge in Milan proved him right.
In total, there are six siblings, among which the inheritance of the father was divided. The other four siblings, unaffected by the lawsuit, issued a public statement in 2013 defending Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and protecting him from the attacks by his brother Lorenzo. However, he continued his lawsuit.
Archbishop Viganò manages the paternal inheritance, which in 2010 consisted of seven million euros in cash and 20 million euros in real estate. According to Judge Susanna Terni, Archbishop Viganò has to pay his brother Lorenzo a "compensation payment" of 1.8 million euros.
The judgment is not final.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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