The criminal trial for misappropriation of funds of the Bambino Gesu Foundation, held its fourth hearing at the Vatican on the afternoon of September 21, 2017, indicated a Holy See press release, published at the end of the day.
The two accused, Giuseppe Profiti and Massimo Spina, former President and Treasurer of the Bambino Gesu Foundation – hospital property of the Holy See – accused of misappropriation of funds — in the matter of Cardinal Bertone’s apartment –, were present. They were accompanied by their appointed lawyers: Antonello Blasi for Giuseppe Profiti and Alfredo Ottaviani for Massimo Spina.
The hearing, which ended at 8:30 pm, was dedicated entirely to the cross-examination of Massimo Spina by the judges and lawyers.
The College of Judges is made up of the President, Master Paolo Papanti-Pelletier and two Judges, Master Venerando Marano and Mastder Carlo Bonzano. The Office of the Promoter of Justice was represented by Deputy Promoter, Master Roberto Zannotti.
Marco Bargellini and Gianantonio Bandera were the witnesses present.
The next hearing is scheduled for September 22.