Ex-Legion priest says he saw fiscal improprieties
When asked directly whether he believes Maciel and Garza were trying to ingratiate themselves with members of the Vatican, Fichter says he thinks they were trying to curry favor.
Clariond said Fichter’s testimony reflects his own opinion. He said gifts were sometimes given on special occasions, for example, after an ordination of a group of priests or for Christmas.
Associated Press writer Nicole Winfield contributed to this report from Vatican City.