Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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