- Dec 1, 2020
After Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu was asked to step into an early retirement by Pope Francis over allegations of embezzlement at the end of last month, the prelate has hit back against several other accusations of financial wrongdoing, most of which involve his brothers.
After he was asked to retire by Pope Francis for allegations of embezzlement, Cardinal Angelo Becciu denounced several media reports accusing him of using Vatican funds for other questionable purposes.
As the Vatican is undergoing its annual review from the Council of Europe’s financial watchdog following a year of money-related scandals, Pope Francis Thursday condemned the prioritizing of money over people, and touted several steps the Holy See has taken to ensure financial transparency.
An Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing him denied Monday he was bribed for his testimony, shooting down the latest conspiracy theory to roil the Vatican amid a corruption investigation into its shady finances.
Today, the pope travels to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, to continue his effort to deliver on the expectations taking that name created.
The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta has said the sudden departure of Cardinal Angelo Becciu, tasked with overseeing the Knights’ internal reform, has halted the finalization of their new constitutions, leaving questions as to how and when they can complete the process.