Vatican City, 15 June, 2020 / 2:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis Monday appointed Fabio Gasperini, an Italian financial adviser working at Ernst & Young, to the second-ranking position at the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA).
This is the first time in its history that the secretary of APSA will be a layperson. Gasperini fills the position following the end of the five-year term of Msgr. Mauro Rivella in April.
Gasperini is well known in the banking and finance world, with 25 years’ experience advising financial services institutions across a broad range of areas, from retail banking to asset management, investment banking, insurance, and capital markets.
For 16 years, he has been president of financial business advisory services at Ernst & Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world.
CNA first reported Gasperini’s possible appointment June 12.