Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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Analysis: As the year ends, where do things stand with the Vatican ‘trial of the century’?

Dec 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The latest round of hearings at the Vatican’s historic finance trial has revealed several twists that profoundly changed proceedings —... Read more

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

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

A fall from grace, a court case, the consistory: Four twists and turns in the life of Cardinal Angelo Becciu

Aug 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The possible reinstatement of the cardinal privileges of Cardinal Angelo Becciu made headlines this week after the former official said... 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

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 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

Cardinal George Pell, prefect emeritus of the Secretariat of the Economy, speaks with EWTN News in Rome, Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell highlights 'somewhat incomplete' account given by Cardinal Becciu at Vatican finance trial

May 6, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal George Pell said Friday that the recent testimony of Cardinal Angelo Becciu at the Vatican finance trial “was somewhat... Read more

Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis permitted spending $1m to free nun kidnapped in Mali, cardinal says

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the Vatican’s finance trial on Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said that Pope Francis had allowed spending up to 1... 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

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 speaks at the opening of the 93rd judicial year of the Vatican City State courts on March 12, 2022

On eve of Becciu hearing, Pope Francis tells Vatican judges: ‘Listen to everyone’

Mar 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke at the opening of the Vatican Tribunal's 93rd judicial year. Read more

March 17, 2016. Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on March 17, 2016.

People who joined Cardinal Pell ‘pile-on’ guilty of ‘intellectual cowardice,’ says speaker

Mar 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The cardinal was acquitted by Australia’s High Court on April 7, 2020. Read more

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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

President of the Vatican City State Tribunal Giuseppe Pignatone

Vatican finance trial: Prosecutors again charge Cardinal Becciu with subornation of perjury

Jan 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu is also charged with embezzlement and abuse of office. He has vigorously denied all the charges. Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Pell to Becciu: What was that $2M payment actually for?

Dec 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal George Pell says that he does not harbor any ill will toward the man whose sexual assault accusation sent... Read more