CNA Staff, Oct 8, 2020 / 10:00 am
Cardinal Angelo Becciu insisted Wednesday on the "absolute falseness" of claims of financial misconduct against him.
In a press statement issued through his lawyer Oct. 7, the embattled former senior Vatican official denied a series of allegations presented in the Italian media following his dramatic resignation of his rights as a cardinal last month.
He rejected the most recent allegation, aired this week, that he had channeled Vatican funds without proper oversight to a 39-year-old woman from his home island of Sardinia.
"The contacts with Cecilia Marogna strictly pertain to institutional affairs," the cardinal said in the statement released by Fabio Viglione, who is representing Becciu following the resignation of his previous lawyer, Ivano Iai.