Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu

Cardinal Angelo Becciu. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

What’s Next in the Vatican’s Trial of Cardinal Becciu

Nov 18, 2023

After almost two and a half years, the Vatican’s “trial of the century,” in which the disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu is a defendant, is winding down.

Cardinal Angelo Becciu (left) at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022. | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Vatican Prosecutor Seeks 7 Years in Prison, $15 Million in Cardinal’s Financial Trial

Jul 26, 2023

The top public prosecutor for the Vatican on Wednesday asked the judge in Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s financial malfeasance trial to serve the embattled prelate with seven years and three months in prison and to confiscate more than $15 million in connection with his alleged mismanagement of Holy See funds. 

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 24, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican Auditor to Continue to Function During Sede Vacante, Pope Francis Rules

May 24, 2023

Pope Francis has established that the auditor general of the Holy See will continue to carry out its tasks during a sede vacante.

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

Pope Francis Permitted Spending $1m to Free Missionary Nun Kidnapped in Mali: Cardinal

May 5, 2022

At the Vatican’s finance trial on Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said that Pope Francis had allowed spending up to 1 million euros ($1.05 million) toward the liberation of a missionary abducted in Mali.