Marogna responded to the charges in comments made through her lawyer, Riccardo Sindoca, to an Italian news agency July 4.
Speaking to AdnKronos, Sindoca said that Marogna, “having nothing to hide and conceal,” has no reason to distance herself from Becciu and her affection for him remains unchanged.
Marogna pointed a finger at the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, asking “how it is possible” that he could claim to be ignorant of her work for the Holy See, when, she alleges, she was told by Becciu that Pope Francis had authorized her payments.
Becciu, in a statement July 3, said that he was a victim of plots and media derision, and that the trial would be “the moment for clarification.”
Msgr. Mauro Carlino, who worked in the Secretariat of State and is charged with extortion and abuse of office, issued a statement through his lawyers July 3, asserting his “profound ethical integrity” and the “groundlessness” of the accusations against him.
Enrico Crasso, a long-time Vatican financial manager, Fabrizio Tirabassi, a lay official at the Secretariat of State, lawyer Nicola Squillace, and Italian businessman Raffaele Mincione have yet to make public statements since the announcement of the trial.
The broker Gianluigi Torzi’s communication team did not respond to a request for a statement by press time.
Hannah Brockhaus is Catholic News Agency's senior Rome correspondent. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has a degree in English from Truman State University in Missouri.