Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Angelo Becciu’

Level of Vatican financial ‘criminality’ surprised Cardinal Pell Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Cardinal Pell accuser denies Becciu bribery allegations Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

The accuser of Cardinal George Pell has denied bribery allegations regarding his complaint of abuse against the cardinal, after Italian media have reported the allegation that Cardinal Angelo Becciu might have wired money to Australia as a bribe during Pell’s trial. “My client denies any knowledge or receipt of any payments,” attorney Vivian Waller, who Read more

Timing of Pell’s return to Rome and Becciu’s resignation coincidental Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020

There is no connection between the timing of Cardinal George Pell’s return to Rome and the recent resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu. Pell and Becciu were known rivals in the bid to reform the finances of the Holy See before Pell returned to Australia to face child sex abuse charges. “There is no connection between Read more

Vatican Cardinal accused of flicking funds to Australia during Pell trial Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020

According to Italian media, recently-sacked Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu allegedly sent funds covertly to Australia during Cardinal George Pell’s child sex-abuse trial. Denying the claims, Becciu issued a strongly worded statement saying: “I categorically deny interfering in any way in the trial of Cardinal Pell.” Becciu called the allegations against him “surreal” and a misunderstanding. Read more

Cardinal Pell has returned to Rome – but why? Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Cardinal George Pell has returned to Rome. It is the first time Pell has returned to the Holy See since 2017, since he left to face historic child abuse charges. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed Pell, then aged 73, to lead the Vatican Secretariat of State. His role was to reform the Vatican’s finances. However, Read more

Allegations mount against Vatican’s Cardinal Angelo Becciu Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

A new probe into Vatican finances coincided with the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu (pictured) last week. His resignation followed an unscheduled meeting with the pope. Francis told him he had lost his trust and ordered him to step down. News of Becciu’s resignation was followed by reports that Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi has provided Read more

Francis’ sacking of Cardinal Becciu called “a shocker” Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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A cardinal sacked by Pope Francis says he is “devastated,” he did not commit any crimes and has had no communication with the Vatican magistrates. Cardinal Angelo Becciu called his downfall “surreal.” Becciu, former ‘substitute’ (No 2) at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and until Friday, prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of the Read more