Posts Tagged ‘Vatican trial’

Archbishop ‘waging a war’ against me: Vatican defendant

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

A woman on trial at the Vatican over the alleged leaking of secret documents has accused a high-ranking Vatican official of “waging a war against her”. Francesca Chaouqui said this during testimony at the trial of five defendants, including herself, at the Vatican. Ms Chaouqui, a public relations expert who used to work at the Read more

Vatican trial of journalists, whistleblowers resumes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

A Vatican trial of journalists and alleged whistleblowers who allegedly procured and revealed information and documents concerning “the fundamental interests of the Holy See” resumed on Monday, March 14. The trial has been adjourned for three months to enable computer experts to recover deleted email, text and WhatsApp messages between some of the accused. Francesca Read more

Vatican trial over leaks starts amid protest

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The Vatican trial of three employees and two Italian journalists over publication of leaked documents started on Tuesday amid protest. The trial of Msgr Angel Vallejo Balda, Francesca Jaouqui, Nicola Maio and journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigu Nuzzi started with a 70-minute initial hearing. Recently published books by the two journalists outline instances of past Read more

Diplomat facing abuse charges dies awaiting Vatican trial

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A former papal ambassador awaiting a Vatican trial for abuse of minors and possessing child pornography has died after a suspected heart attack. Former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead “during the first hours of the morning”, the Vatican said in a statement on August 28. He was reportedly found in a room with the television Read more

Former nuncio’s Vatican trial suspended because of illness

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Former Vatican diplomat Józef Wesołowski has been taken to hospital with an “unexpected illness” on the first day of his trial for alleged child sex abuse. His is the first trial in the Holy See’s criminal court of a senior official on charges of paedophilia and possession of child pornography. Wesołowski, a former archbishop, was Read more