Top Vatican official testifies in UK court over London real estate deal

The pope’s chief of staff, Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, has become the first Vatican official to testify at a trial in a foreign court, offering to London’s High Court of Justice a detailed overview of the Holy See’s actions in the botched property deal that led to the Vatican’s so-called “trial of the century,” in which several Vatican employees have already been convicted by a Vatican court.