Posts Tagged ‘Alessandro Diddi’

Vatican legal system defended amid criticism of Pope’s absolute power

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
Absolute power

The Vatican’s chief prosecutor is staunchly definding the integrity of the Holy See’s legal system. The move comes following accusations that Pope Francis’ absolute power undermines defendants’ rights. Prosecutor Alessandro Diddi’s defence comes as the Vatican tribunal finalises its written reasons for its December 2023 verdicts in the so-called “trial of the century”. The tribunal Read more

Vatican prosecutors request 73 years prison in corruption trial

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Vatican prosecutors in the Catholic Church’s 2-year-old corruption trial asked on July 26 that Cardinal Angelo Becciu be sentenced to seven years and three months in prison and pay 14 million euros in fines for embezzlement, abuse of office and witness tampering in connection with a real estate deal that lost almost $200 million. In Read more

Vatican prosecutors concede errors made, corruption trial in doubt

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Vatican trial errors

Prosecutors at a Vatican trial of 10 people, including a cardinal, accused of financial crimes, acknowledged errors were made in its case. The Vatican prosecutor offered to remedy the mistakes by essentially starting over, throwing the trial into question before it really got off the ground. Deputy prosecutor Alessandro Diddi made the surprise announcement at Read more