Vatican will try an Italian protester who scaled St. Peter's Basilica 5 times

January 11, 2015 5:15 PM

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican says it will put on trial an Italian entrepreneur who has scaled St. Peter's Basilica five times to protest Italian government reforms.

Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, on Sunday said that Marcello di Finizio will face trial starting Feb. 7 on charges including defaming and defacing a place of worship and resisting public security.

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