Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, the key witness for the prosecution, claimed during questioning that the Pope prevented Gianluigi Torzi’s alleged extortion efforts from being reported.
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Torzi is one of the key suspects in a significant finance trial being heard by the Vatican City State’s tribunal about the London property deal.
Cardinal Becciu is one of 10 defendants in what is the Vatican’s largest trial for financial crimes in modern times.
Among the defendants is Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the first cardinal to be tried by the tribunal of the Vatican City State since Pope Francis changed the rules to allow it in April.
The Vatican’s prosecutor requested a sentence of eight years in prison, reduced to four years, for 28-year-old defendant Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually assaulting a slightly younger student at the pre-seminary over a period of six years.
Di Ruzza, together with nine others, was indicted by the Vatican court, it was announced July 3. A criminal trial will begin at the Vatican on July 27.
Among those to be tried are several employees of the Secretariat of State.
The Vatican issued the statement on the day that Italian judges had been due to rule on whether to allow Marogna’s extradition.