Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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Cardinal George Pell. CNA file photo

Analysis: Cardinal Becciu is accused of setting up Pell. But facts are few

Oct 5, 2020

By JD Flynn

When an allegation against a high-ranking churchman makes its way from Vatican-watchers to Italian newspapers to American headlines in just... Read more

Vatican City.

Enrico Crasso defends management of Vatican investments

Oct 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Enrico Crasso, a longtime investment manager for the Vatican, has defended his stewardship of Church funds controlled by the Secretariat of... Read more

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

Becciu accused of sending Vatican funds to Australia during Pell trial

Oct 2, 2020

Italian media have reported allegations that Cardinal Angelo Becciu transferred several hundred thousand euros from Vatican accounts to an account... Read more

St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

Mincione used former Vatican fund to invest in mafia-linked bond managed by Torzi company

Oct 1, 2020

By Ed Condon

An investment fund created for the Holy See Secretariat of State to invest Church funds was used to purchase millions... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Cardinal Becciu's lawyer resigns over social media photos

Sep 29, 2020

The lawyer representing Cardinal Angelo Becciu has resigned over criticism of his social media activities. Ivano Iai, who had been... Read more

CNA file photo.

Cardinal Becciu allegations mount as Vatican appoints new prosecutor

Sep 28, 2020

Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi has provided detailed information to investigators in the ongoing Vatican financial scandal, according to new reports.... Read more

Cardinal George Pell. Alan Holdren/CNA

Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week

Sep 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017,... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Analysis: The Becciu resignation, a beginning not an end

Sep 25, 2020

By Ed Condon

The fall of Cardinal Angelo Becciu comes after nearly two years of reporting placing him at the center of several... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Cardinal Becciu says he did not commit crimes, welcomes chance to ‘explain’

Sep 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The day after he was forced to resign from his Vatican job and to give up his rights as a... Read more

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

New details emerge about Cardinal Becciu’s management of Vatican finances

Sep 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following his resignation yesterday, new reports reveal details of how Cardinal Angelo Becciu managed Vatican financial affairs, developing a story... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

What does it mean for Becciu to lose his rights as a cardinal?

Sep 25, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday night that Cardinal Angelo Becciu had resigned from the rights extended to members of the College... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell thanks Pope Francis after Cardinal Becciu resigns

Sep 25, 2020

Cardinal George Pell thanked Pope Francis Friday following the dramatic resignation of Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu.  Read more

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

Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu resigns from office and 'rights' of cardinals

Sep 24, 2020

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who until today was prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has resigned from... Read more

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Analysis: Is the Torzi arrest a beginning or an end?

Jun 9, 2020

By Ed Condon

The arrest of Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi for financial crimes was a major event. How “major” depends on if prosecutors see his arrest as the... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or 'Vatican bank'. (File Photo/CNA).

London to Malta via Rome: Following the money in Vatican financial scandals

Feb 19, 2020

By Ed Condon

The Vatican raid conducted on the chief prosecutor of the Church’s Apostolic Signatura sheds light on a network of companies... Read more

The Vatican and IDI financial scandal: A CNA explainer

Dec 17, 2019

Here’s the IDI scandal in a nutshell:  Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Becciu again denies involvement in IDI hospital purchase

Dec 2, 2019

In a letter to a veteran Italian journalist, Cardinal Angelo Becciu wrote Monday that he was not involved in the... Read more

Pope Francis during an in flight press conference on the papal plane, Nov. 26, 2019.

On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

Nov 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Vatican officials: Swiss bank suspected of money laundering led to Pell conflict

Nov 21, 2019

By Ed Condon

The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Parolin says he arranged controversial hospital loan, Papal Foundation grant

Nov 20, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The Vatican Secretary of State told CNA this week that he is responsible for arranging a controversial loan for the... Read more