Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Giovanni Becciu’

‘Gloves off’, Cardinal heavyweights ‘spar’ at Vatican Trial

Monday, May 9th, 2022
Vatican ‘Trial of the Century’

Two high profile Cardinals have gone head to head over testimony during a tribunal in what has been described as the Vatican ‘Trial of the Century.’ Australian Cardinal George Pell has accused Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu of providing “incomplete” information during his testimony and thwarting transparency efforts. In a May 6 statement, Pell accused Becciu Read more

Australian corruption watchdog dismisses Vatican speculation in Pell case

Monday, November 16th, 2020
Vatican speculation Pell

An Australian anti-corruption agency said it was not investigating speculation about the transfer of Vatican funds to Australia in the Cardinal Pell case. The anti-corruption agency statement contradicts Italian media speculation that the money might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse. Last month, several Italian newspapers reported Read more

Pope Francis drops in for lunch with priests

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Pope Francis joined a prominent Vatican official and seven priests for lunch on Holy Thursday and emphasised the importance of hearing confessions. Archbishop Giovanni Becciu has a longtime custom of inviting priests to join him for lunch on Holy Thursday — a custom that predates his 2011 appointment as deputy secretary of state responsible for Read more