Cardinal Bassetti is the fourth cardinal to test positive for the coronavirus this year.
“As they were stoning Stephen, he called out, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he fell to his knees and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ And when he said this, he fell asleep.” (Acts 7:59-60)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks came one week after the Vatican and China renewed their provisional agreement on the ordination of bishops.
Marogna has been accused of aggravated embezzlement of Vatican funds for payments of more than 500,000 euros she received from the Secretariat of State through her Slovenia-registered company in 2018 and 2019.
The basilica celebrated the 100th anniversary of its consecration last year. Before the coronavirus pandemic, it received an average of 10 million visitors per year.