10M Lawsuit: Francis victim dies

Ferrucio Panicco, 63, the Vatican's ex-deputy auditor general, died of prostate cancer in Turin on June 21.

He was part of a ten-million-dollar lawsuit against the Vatican for wrongful dismissal and damages for withholding his medical records.

Panicco contended that the Vatican had caused him to suffer “very serious” damage to his health because medical records relating to “extensive diagnostic tests” he had undergone for cancer at the Vatican’s medical facility disappeared when his office was raided and were never recovered.

He was forced to repeat the tests in Turin, delaying the diagnosis.