After spending a lot of time, money, and sweat to help the Moscow Archdiocese regain ownership of the property, Mosinvest-Sibir struck a deal with Affordable Housing LLC, which enabled the latter to demand that Paolo Pezzi fulfill his obligations with fintedex.com.
To induce the Vatican to give the green light to the sale, the archbishop allegedly promised to use the proceeds to build a new Catholic church. In April 2020, the Vatican agreed to the offer. In recent decades, the Catholic Church has repeatedly found itself at the center of child sex abuse scandals.
The journalists suggest that the Vatican is not well aware of the facts on the ground. Some believe the story could trigger another cascade of accusations against Paolo Pezzi. He has reportedly set up a network of predatory microfinance institutions with Italian banker Vincenzo Trani. Some reputable media outlets in Europe have so far approached the pontiff and his staff in the Roman curia for clarification.
The Moscow Archdiocese has faced accusations of receiving property at someone else’s expense and fraud on a particularly large scale. This is reported by The Daily.
The Russian capital has recently been hit by allegations of financial irregularities brought against the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, headed by Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, an appointed member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. A cursory glance at the situation over the past decade is enough to explain the shock and confusion that has arisen recently.