Here are some of the latest developments in the trial to prosecute people in and around the Vatican for financial crimes.
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After Libero Milone and Ferruccio Panicco filed a lawsuit Nov. 4 against the Holy See, the Vatican responded by rejecting without explanation a distinguished jurist they had chosen as their attorney.
A Fall From Grace, A Court Case, the Consistory: Four Twists and Turns in the Life of Cardinal Angelo Becciu
The 74-year-old cardinal from the Italian island region of Sardinia was once one of the most powerful men in the Vatican before he was investigated for financial wrongdoing and charged with crimes including embezzlement, fraud, and extortion.
Except for witness tampering, the accusations against Cardinal Becciu date back to before he was elevated to the College of Cardinals, when he was the Sostituto, or second-ranking official, in the Secretariat of State.
Cardinal Becciu was questioned by Vatican prosecutor Alessandro Diddi for nearly eight hours on May 18 as part of the Vatican’s trial to prosecute Vatican officials and collaborators for financial malfeasance.
In his personal statement, which he took almost two and half hours to read, the 73-year-old cardinal responded to accusations against him and explained details of his position.
Tommaso Di Ruzza was questioned in the ongoing trial to prosecute 10 people on criminal charges mostly related to the Secretariat of State’s purchase of an investment property in London.
Cardinal Becciu had invoked the pontifical secret regarding his dealings with Marogna who has been accused of misappropriating more than 500,000 euros.