Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone kisses the cross during the celebration of the Lord's Passion led by Pope Francis, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Friday, March 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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The Vatican has opened an investigation into the financing of renovations at a luxury penthouse occupied by Italian cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the former number two in the Holy See hierarchy, officials said Thursday.Now it is set to cause further embarrassment to the famously frugal pontiff after it was confirmed that a probe has been launched into how 200,000 euros' worth of the renovation costs came to be paid by a Foundation linked to Rome's Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) children's hospital, which is run by the Vatican.The controversial trial is currently suspended due to the ill health of one of the three Vatican officials charged alongside the journalists.
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