Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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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

The Palace of Justice in Milan, Italy.

Italian 'security consultant' freed from jail until Vatican extradition request decided

Oct 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Italian woman under investigation by Vatican authorities for suspected embezzlement was released from a jail in Milan on Friday,... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Becciu: 'No communication' from Vatican investigators over Cecilia Marogna

Oct 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lawyers for Cardinal Angelo Becciu have said the cardinal has received 'no communication' from Vatican investigators looking into payments by... Read more

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Report: Vatican investigators focus on longtime investment manager

Oct 27, 2020

An Italian newsweekly says it has obtained a document in which Vatican investigators focus on Enrico Crasso - a longtime... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives in Rome Sept. 30, 2020.

Australian state police rule out probe into Vatican money transfers during Pell trial

Oct 23, 2020

Police in the Australian state of Victoria said Friday that they have no plans for a further investigation into reports... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Report: Vatican requests evidence in Becciu embezzlement investigation

Oct 23, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican prosecutors have requested evidence from Rome in an ongoing investigation into allegations that Cardinal Angelo Becciu used Secretariat of... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background.

Report: Vatican investigators provide evidence of payments to Italian ‘security consultant’

Oct 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican investigators have evidence that an Italian woman accused of embezzling from the city state was paid by order of... Read more

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Alleged Vatican money transfers during Pell trial referred to police by Australian intelligence agency

Oct 20, 2020

The Australian financial intelligence agency has handed information to federal police concerning allegations that international money transfers, amounting to hundreds... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Becciu 'vigorously' denies interference in Cardinal Pell trial

Oct 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu again denied having interfered in any way with the trial of Cardinal George Pell, after Italian... Read more

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

Italian ‘security consultant’ appeals extradition to Vatican over financial crimes

Oct 16, 2020

Cecilia Marogna was arrested October 13 by Italian financial authorities after a warrant was issued by Vatican prosecutors through Interpol.  Read more

Bishop Marcello Semeraro, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Pope Francis names new prefect of congregation for saints’ causes

Oct 15, 2020

Pope Francis named a new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Thursday after Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s dramatic... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his visit to Lima's Cathedral on January 21, 2018.

Analysis: Vatican finances and Cardinal Parolin’s crisis of credibility

Oct 12, 2020

By Ed Condon

On Saturday, the ongoing saga of Vatican financial scandal – or reform, if you prefer – continued with the announcement that... Read more

Pope Francis receives Cardinal George Pell in a private audience at the Vatican Oct. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Pell at the Vatican

Oct 12, 2020

Former Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell met with Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Monday.  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

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Cardinal Becciu claims ‘absolute falseness’ of allegations against him

Oct 8, 2020

Cardinal Angelo Becciu insisted Wednesday on the “absolute falseness” of claims of financial misconduct against him.  Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter's Basilica in the background.

Reports say woman working for Becciu received 600,000 euros from Vatican Secretariat of State

Oct 6, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Italian media reported this week that a woman with a company based in Slovenia received at least half a million... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal Pell accuser denies Becciu bribery allegations

Oct 5, 2020

The accuser of Cardinal George Pell has denied he was bribed into making allegations of abuse against the cardinal, after... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Analysis: What we don’t know about the Becciu-Pell allegations - yet

Oct 5, 2020

By Ed Condon

Late last week, multiple Italian newspapers reported that Cardinal Angelo Becciu has been accused of sending 700,000 euros of Vatican... Read more