Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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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

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

UK lawsuit gives details on Vatican’s controversial London building

Nov 6, 2020

By Ed Condon

A lawsuit filed against the Vatican Secretariat of State by its former investment manager, Raffaele Mincione, includes new details about... Read more

Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience inside the San Damaso Courtyard of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Sept. 30, 2020.

Analysis: Pope Francis’ ‘long game’ of Vatican financial reform comes full circle

Nov 5, 2020

By Ed Condon

Pope Francis has removed control of financial affairs and investments from the Secretariat of State - a dramatic turn in the... Read more

Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi.

Pope Francis names Archbishop Tomasi delegate to Order of Malta

Nov 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday named Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi his special delegate to the Order of Malta, following the resignation... Read more