Cardinal Gambetti: Nepotism Is Flourishing in the Vatican

The blog SilereNonPossum.it (May 28) published a long article about what is going on in the Fabric of Saint Peter which is responsible for the maintenance of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Highlights.

• Francis put Cardinal Mauro Gambetti in charge of the Fabric to increase the cashflow because Francis’ pauperistic choices have gotten the Vatican into financial troubles.

• Gambetti moved his office from the ground floor where he was easily accessible, to the third floor with a nice living room, new bathrooms, a coffee room, new furniture. All paid by the Fabric.

• Gabetti promised that a new management would be built and said that the 35 employees of the Fabric were too many, but nobody would be fired.

• Gambetti ordered big cuts for which the simple employees must pay – not the managers.

• Gambetti’s allies are Monsignor Orazio Pepe and Archbishop Mario Giordana, a former commissioner of the Fabric who is still around.

• Like in a family business, Gambetti has brought with him six friends (“a colony of ‘nephews’”) from Assisi where they lost their position when Gambetti was promoted to Rome.

• The friends receive a €2,400 per month base + reimbursements for travel, board, and lodging, and luxurious flats. Some of them have Italian pensions.

• Among the new positions are a Human Resources Manager (68 years old, pensioner); an Administration, Budget, Control and Finance Manager (Gambetti’s childhood friend and wife of the IT manager; hiring relatives is prohibited in the Vatican); an IT Manager; a Security and Liturgical Celebrations Manager (drives a €50’000 Audi); a Sales, Marketing and External Relations Manager.

• Gambetti can disregard the law because he is a friend of Francis.

Picture: Mauro Gambetti © Wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsJgyufvzodd

Jeffrey Ade
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