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A hearing in the Vatican finance trial is held on Nov. 17, 2021.

Vatican finance trial: Pope Francis’ role in London deal questioned by defense

Nov 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The hearing was devoted to requests by defense attorneys to dismiss the case. Read more

The Tribunal of the Vatican City State holds a hearing in a multipurpose room at the Vatican Museums.

Vatican finance trial: What’s happened so far and where is it heading?

Nov 17, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican’s ‘trial of the century’ is due to resume today. Read more

The Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy.

Italy’s high court overturns arrest warrant against Vatican broker Gianluigi Torzi

Oct 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The case has been sent back to Rome’s Tribunal for Review. Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.

Cardinal Becciu to stand trial at Vatican for embezzlement and abuse of office

Jul 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican court announced it will hold a trial in connection with the Secretariat of State’s purchase of a London... Read more

Cardinal George Pell

EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Pell calls for better fiscal accountability at the Vatican

Jun 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal George Pell – the former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy – called for stronger fiscal accountability... Read more

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, England.

Judge sets bail of $1.6 million for Italian broker Gianluigi Torzi

May 19, 2021

The businessman helped to broker the Vatican’s controversial purchase of a London investment property Read more

London, England.

Italian broker for Vatican’s London property arrested in UK

May 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The arrest, which took place May 11 in London, was requested by an Italian judge. Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

Italian judge issues arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered Vatican property deal

Apr 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

An Italian magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, a broker who is under investigation due to his... Read more

A police officer on duty at St Peter’s Square. Credit: Maciej Matlak/Shutterstock

Is Vatican City’s judicial system in peril?

Mar 31, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The U.K. court ruling that overturned an account seizure request by Vatican City prosecutors has raised questions about the reliability... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

UK judge overturns Vatican request to seize accounts of Italian broker

Mar 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A judge has reversed the seizure of the accounts of an Italian broker under investigation by the Vatican, saying that... Read more

London.

Lone director of Vatican's London property has business ties to deal's broker

Nov 2, 2020

By Ed Condon

The Vatican Secretariat of State’s holding company, through which it controls a London property at 60 Sloane Avenue, has only... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

Report: Secret audio recording shows key figures discussing Vatican’s London property deal

Oct 19, 2020

An Italian newspaper claimed Monday that it had gained access to a secret audio recording of a meeting between three... Read more

Raffaele Mincione.

'Conflict of interest'? — Mincione invested Vatican in Torzi bond before London sale

Oct 9, 2020

By Ed Condon

When the Vatican purchased a London luxury apartment building from its investment manager in 2018, the building owner and the... Read more

St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

Mincione used former Vatican fund to invest in mafia-linked bond managed by Torzi company

Oct 1, 2020

By Ed Condon

An investment fund created for the Holy See Secretariat of State to invest Church funds was used to purchase millions... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Mincione asks UK court to rule he ‘acted in good faith’ in Vatican deal

Sep 16, 2020

By Ed Condon

The Italian businessman at the center of the Vatican’s London property scandal is asking a British court to rule that... Read more

Raffaele Mincione (C) and Carla Maria Orsi Carbone (R) attend the launch of M Industry London and the Art Bag at 51 Berkeley Square on Oct. 3, 2017 in London, England.

Vatican finances: London deal players had prior history

Jul 31, 2020

By Ed Condon

In the months before Gianluigi Torzi was asked by the Holy See to act as middle man for the final... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Vatican officials grant bail to London property broker

Jun 15, 2020

The Vatican said Monday that officials had granted bail to the Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi who was arrested as part... Read more

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Analysis: Is the Torzi arrest a beginning or an end?

Jun 9, 2020

By Ed Condon

The arrest of Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi for financial crimes was a major event. How “major” depends on if prosecutors see his arrest as the... Read more