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Holy See Press Office Communiqué: fourth hearing in the trial for misappropriation of funds of the Bambino Gesù Foundation, 21.09.2017

Today, Thursday 21 September at approximately 14.30, the fourth hearing began in the criminal trial for the misappropriation of funds from the Bambino Gesù Foundation.

The panel of judges (Professor Paolo Papanti-Pelletier, President; Professor Venerando Marano, Judge; and Professor Carlo Bonzano, Judge) was present, as was the adjunct Promoter of Justice, Professor Roberto Zanotti (Professor Gian Piero Milano was absent); the defendants were both present: Giuseppe Profiti, defended by the attorney Antonello Blasi, and Massimo Spina, defended by the court-appointed attorney Alfredo Ottaviano.

The following witnesses were present: Gianantonio Bandera and Marco Bargellini. The hearing, which ended at 20.30, was entirely dedicated to the questioning of the defendant Massimo Spina by the President, the panel of judges, and the adjunct Promoter of Justice, and then by the defence attorneys.

As indicated in the Ordinance, the next hearing is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Friday 22 September at 14.00.