Cardinal Becciu — Pope Francis
A Vatican judge has ordered 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, to stand trial for alleged financial crimes.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu has become the highest-ranked cleric in the Vatican to be indicted over charges that include embezzlement and abuse of office…
The 73-year-old cardinal, who denies wrongdoing, was forced to resign last September, but retains his title.
The charges relate to a multi-million-dollar property purchase with Church funds in London…
Cardinal Becciu was a close aide to Pope Francis and previously had a key job in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, which manages the Church’s donations.
No doubt he will receive a just and speedy trial. If for no other reason than to sort the embarrassment. To the Vatican. To everyone.