Vatican security chief resigns following uproar over leak

Reuters

Posted at Oct 15 2019 02:31 PM

VATICAN CITY - Domenico Giani, the Vatican's longtime security chief and Pope Francis' main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over the leak of information from an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing in the Vatican.

The departure of Giani, 57, a former member of Italy's secret services who has been in the job since 2006, follows an unprecedented and unexplained raid by his men on two key Vatican offices, the Financial Information Authority (AIF) and the Secretariat of State, on Oct 2.