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Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu attends the Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals at the St. Peter's Basilica on Aug. 27, 2022, at the Vatican.

Cardinal Becciu and the twists and turns of the Vatican finance trial

Nov 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Recent court hearings have introduced a few revelations about the case as well as possible new accusations against the Secretariat... Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Analysis: Vatican ‘trial of the century’ prepares for hearing of ‘super-witness’

Oct 25, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Monsignor Alberto Perlasca will testify at the Vatican tribunal on Nov. 23, 24, and 25 in what is expected to... Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Analysis: Amid new testimonies, Vatican corruption trial points to key question

Oct 4, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The hearings at the Vatican’s corruption trial resumed last week and shed light on new aspects of the “trial of... Read more

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Prosecution calls witnesses as Vatican finance trial resumes

Sep 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a break of over two months, the Vatican trial on financial corruption in the Secretariat of State continued this... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu ‘reinstated’ by Pope Francis?

Aug 22, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Becciu, who resigned from all positions and is involved in the Vatican’s historic corruption trial, will reportedly participate in... Read more

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Was Peter's Pence used to finance investments like the now infamous London property deal?

Jul 13, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Was Peter's Pence used to finance investments like the now infamous London property deal?   Read more

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Defendant in Vatican trial claims Pope Francis knew all about the London property deal

Jul 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the Vatican’s historic trial revolving around a London property deal and allegations of corruption continues, the question of what... Read more

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, pictured in 2016.

Vatican confirms sale of London property at heart of finance trial

Jul 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has confirmed the sale of the luxury London property at the center of a financial corruption trial. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 31, 2022.

Here’s what the Vatican finance trial has revealed about the London deal

Jun 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Italian broker Raffaele Mincione was questioned on June 6-7. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 31, 2022.

Vatican finance trial highlights pressure to finalize London deal

Jun 1, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two hearings this week turned the spotlight on the purchase of a luxury London property. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

The Vatican finance trial is shedding light on the Secretariat of State

May 25, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Three recent hearings gave a fuller picture of the powerful dicastery’s complex operations. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Witness thrown out of courtroom as Cardinal Becciu cross-examination continues

May 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Alberto Perlasca was asked to leave the room by the court’s president. Read more

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

Cardinal Becciu: Pope Francis responsible for Vatican auditor's ousting

May 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday that he is blameless in the forced resignation of a Vatican auditor, because it came... Read more

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

Cardinal Becciu questioned on investments as his former deputy seeks damages

May 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu read out a 50-page declaration asserting his innocence at a Vatican finance trial hearing. Read more

Tommaso Di Ruzza, director of the AIF, speaks at a briefing on the authority's annual report, alongside Alessandro Gisotti and Rene Bruelhart, May 21, 2019.

Ex-director says Pope Francis wanted Vatican financial watchdog to help close London deal

Apr 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tommaso Di Ruzza was questioned during an April 27 hearing in the ongoing Vatican finance trial. Read more

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

Cardinal Becciu not bound by pontifical secret in Vatican finance trial, judge rules

Mar 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The judge said Pope Francis had dispensed Becciu from the obligation of the pontifical secret. Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

‘I am not afraid’ of the truth, says Cardinal Becciu in testimony at Vatican finance trial

Mar 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Taking the stand, the cardinal said: ‘I am here with my head held high.’ Read more

Pope Francis opens the 93rd Judicial Year of the Tribunal of the Vatican City State, March 12, 2022.

Why does Pope Francis inaugurate the Vatican City State’s judicial year?

Mar 17, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Previously, the judicial year was inaugurated by the president of the Vatican City State Tribunal. Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Vatican finance trial to continue with Cardinal Becciu first to testify

Mar 1, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu said that ‘finally the hour to speak the truth has arrived.’ Read more

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

Vatican finance trial: Financial authority joins trial as civil party

Feb 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu, one of 10 defendants, gave a statement to the media on the sidelines of the hearing. Read more