Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra’

Cardinal Becciu – the case against him

Monday, July 31st, 2023

The Vatican City’s promoter of justice asked judges Wednesday to sentence Cardinal Angelo Becciu to more than seven years in prison, as he made closing arguments in the landmark financial crimes trial. But do prosecutors really have a case against Becciu? In his argument July 26, Alessandro Diddi spent the day focused on Becciu, the Read more

Vatican Archbishop admits spying on other Vatican officials

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Archbishop admits spying

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, the Deputy Secretary of State in the Vatican, has admitted to authorising electronic surveillance of the director of the Vatican bank, Gianfranco Mammì, without legal approval. The revelation came during his testimony at the landmark financial misconduct case. “I did it, and if necessary, I would do it again,” the archbishop Read more

Vatican pressed on decree limiting Latin Mass in St. Peter’s

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

A second Catholic cardinal has questioned the legitimacy of a recent decree by the Vatican to restrict the celebration of the old Latin Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica and forbid private Masses in its side chapels. The March 12 circular was written on the letterhead of the Vatican Secretariat of State and carried the initials Read more