Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Angelo Becciu’

Becciu’s ‘classified’ tech company linked to Trump-Russia allegations

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

The technology company to which Cardinal Angelo Becciu authorised millions of dollars of payments in Australia has been named in an emerging US political scandal, raising new questions about the Vatican’s business with the firm. Neustar, a technology and security company, has been named in pretrial motions filed by John Durham, the special counsel investigating Read more

Vatican finance trial defence team demands to see pope’s testimony

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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Lawyers defending those accused of defrauding the Vatican in a $400 million real estate investment asked judges on Wednesday (Nov 17) to release written transcripts of Pope Francis’ statements on the deal, alleging that prosecutors’ use of the pontiff’s statements may have influenced another witness in the case. From the start of the trial in Read more

Vatican prosecutors concede errors made, corruption trial in doubt

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
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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

Pope Francis hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Pope Francis addressed the Vatican financial scandals in a sit-down radio interview that aired Wednesday, saying he hoped that Cardinal Angelo Becciu is innocent of the charges against him. “I hope with all my heart that he is innocent. Besides, he was a collaborator of mine and helped me a lot. He is a person Read more

Cardinal in Vatican civil court: defence on the attack

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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Ten people, including a cardinal, are facing serious charges in a Vatican civil court. The Vatican’s trial against Cardinal Angelo Becciu and nine other individuals, along with three corporate entities, alleges extortion, fraud and embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of office. This is the first time a cardinal has been brought to trial by a Read more

Vatican indicts Cardinal Becciu, nine others in London real estate deal

Monday, July 5th, 2021

A Vatican judge on Saturday indicted 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, on charges including embezzlement, abuse of office, extortion and fraud. The indictments are in connection with the Secretariat of State’s 350 million-euro investment in a London real estate venture. The president of the Vatican’s criminal tribunal, Giuseppe Pignatone, set July 27 as the Read more

Level of Vatican financial ‘criminality’ surprised Cardinal Pell

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
Cardinal George Pell has spoken of his surprise at the apparent extent of ‘criminality’ involved in recentVatican financial scandals

Cardinal George Pell has spoken of his surprise at the apparent extent of ‘criminality’ involved in recent Vatican financial scandals. “I didn’t know that there was so much criminality involved,” Pell said. He was speaking to the AP before the Dec. 15 release of the first volume of his jailhouse memoir, ‘Prison Journal.’ The book Read more

Sacked Vatican cardinal Becciu seeking €10m damages

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Cardinal Angelo Becciu is seeking €10m (NZ$17m) damages against an Italian media outlet saying the publication ruined his chances of becoming pope. The Vatican cardinal was sacked by Pope Francis in September, amid a corruption investigation. He is suing Italian news magazine L’Espresso, claiming that by ruining his reputation his chance of becoming pope was Read more

Pell vindicated not resurgent

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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After having been freed from jail in April when Australia’s High Court ruled unanimously he never should have been convicted of child sexual abuse in the first place, and after watching his erstwhile Vatican archenemy not just fall but plummet from grace last month, Cardinal George Pell completed his comeback tour Oct. 12 with a Read more

Woman arrested in connection with the latest Vatican financial scandal

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

A woman arrested on Tuesday in connection with the latest Vatican financial scandal is said to be one of the sacked Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s staff. Becciu, a former top Vatican official was fired last month by Pope Francis, who accused him of embezzlement and nepotism. Becciu has denied all wrongdoing. Cecilia Marogna (39) was Read more