The news is out: [VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, which has provided the musical backdrop to papal events for centuries, has resigned following allegations of fraud and embezzlement.
Monsignor Massimo Palombella has “concluded his service” after Pope Francis approved his request to end his tenure, the Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday. Palombella, 51, has held the post for nine years.
The choir, made up of men and boys and one of the world’s oldest, sings at papal Masses, records for a major label, and tours.
Wednesday’s statement made no mention of an internal investigation involving Palombella and Michelangelo Nardella, a layman who was once the choir’s administrative director and tour manager.]
Don’t forget to bring your donation to church. These are the crooks and thieves charging you 10% of your weekly wages for a real estate lot in heaven.