Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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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

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu says he ‘favored’ home diocese but denies scandal

Nov 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

He reportedly asked: ‘Why massacre me, my family, this diocese?’ Read more

A finance trial involving 10 defendants opens at the Vatican on July 27, 2021.

Vatican finance trial: Defense says there are ‘omissions’ in video files

Nov 5, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lawyers representing six of the 10 defendants said: ‘The deposited material is ... still incomplete.’ Read more

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

Sep 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

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

Cardinal Becciu present at first day of Vatican finance trial

Jul 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Becciu is one of 10 defendants in the Vatican’s largest trial for financial crimes in modern times. Read more

In London deal indictment, what is missing has a meaning, too

Jul 7, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The unprecedented indictment of a cardinal and nine people in the so-called Vatican-London deal is noteworthy as much for what... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Why has a Vatican judge ordered Cardinal Becciu and nine others to stand trial?: A CNA explainer

Jul 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

CNA's overview of a Vatican finance trial announced to start later this month. 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 Angelo Becciu.

Vatican Becciu investigation: Searches carried out at Sardinian diocese, social cooperative

Jun 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The searches were carried out in Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s former diocese. Read more

St. Peter's Dome.

‘Security consultant’ says Cardinal Becciu asked her to compile ‘files’ on Vatican personnel

May 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cecilia Marogna made the allegation in an interview aired on an Italian investigative news program. Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Is Cardinal Becciu being rehabilitated? 

Apr 10, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis' private visit to Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday set off speculation about whether the pope is attempting... Read more

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

Report: Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday Mass with Cardinal Becciu

Apr 1, 2021

Italian media have reported that Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who resigned... Read more

A Vatican flag waves over the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican ‘security consultant’ Cecilia Marogna lodges complaint over confiscated cellphone

Feb 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cecilia Marogna, an Italian woman expected to face trial at the Vatican on charges of embezzlement, has lodged an appeal... Read more

A Vatican City flag seen from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Italy, on March 12, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican says trial of Italian woman for alleged embezzlement will begin soon

Jan 18, 2021

The Vatican announced on Monday that the trial of an Italian woman for alleged embezzlement would begin soon.  Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Analysis: Is there a road back for Cardinal Becciu?

Dec 3, 2020

By Ed Condon

Despite his attempts to fight his way back to credibility, there seems little prospect of a return to favor for the... Read more

 St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City.

Swiss court orders full access to records for Vatican financial investigation

Nov 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

Vatican investigators have been granted full access to Swiss banking documentation related to long-time Vatican investment manager Enrico Crasso.  Read more

The then Archbishop Angelo Becciu blesses the Pilgrimage Information Center for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on Dec. 1, 2015.

Cardinal Becciu launches second defamation lawsuit since resignation

Nov 23, 2020

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is launching a second defamation lawsuit in relation to “offensive” media reports surrounding the events that led... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Becciu seeks damages over 'groundless' Italian media reports

Nov 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday he is taking legal action against an Italian media outlet for publishing “unfounded accusations” against... Read more