The Vatican is said to be "troubled" by the latest sex scandal engulfing Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, alleging that Berlusconi purchased an under-age prostitute.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is sentenced to four years imprisonment for fiscal fraud. [http:--www.agi.it-flash-news-201210261702-pol-ren1058-berlusconi_sentenced_to_4_years_for_fiscal_fraud (AGI)]date=August 2019
Documents are released outlining pressure the U.S. used in an attempt to stop Italy from indicting the CIA agents who kidnapped Abu Omar in Milan, then flew him to Egypt to be tortured. The documents show Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi to be on the American side and recorded him "vent[ing] his rage at his own country's judicial system."