Cardinal Angelo Becciu

Pope Francis Strips Powerful Vatican Office of Its Financial Assets

A financial scandal involving the secretariat of state has given fresh impetus to Francis’ reform agenda. By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, December 28, 2020 ROME — Pope Francis has stripped the Vatican’s most powerful office of its significant financial assets, the Vatican said... read more

George Pell, vice and the Vatican

By Paola Totaro, The Australian, November 28, 2020 Cardinal George Pell shared his suspicions that up to €100m in ­unregistered cash owned by the Vatican could be hidden in foreign bank accounts at a secret meeting with Australian bankers in London’s financial district in 2016 — but four... read more
Cardinal Angelo Becciu

Two secular lawsuits raise deeply ecclesiastical conundra

By John L. Allen Jr., Crux, November 22, 2020 Two secular lawsuits raise deeply ecclesiastical conundra Rome – Within the last few days, two completely separate lawsuits have been filed in two different countries that somehow involve the Vatican. In the United States, four alleged sex... read more

Dossier To Vatican Alleges Cardinal Becciu Covertly Channeled Money to Australia

An Italian newspaper reported that Vatican prosecutors have received allegations that the funds were transferred after Cardinal George Pell returned there to face sexual abuse charges. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 3, 2020 VATICAN CITY — Vatican prosecutors are... read more

Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, September 27, 2020 Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017, when he took a leave of absence from his role as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy to travel to... read more
Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press, September 25, 2020 The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. ROME (AP) — A... read more

Cardinal Becciu resigns as prefect, renounces rights as cardinal

By Cindy Wooden, Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, September 24, 2020 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s resignation as prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes and his renunciation of the rights associated with being a cardinal, the... read more