- Jul 25, 2021
Though it’s difficult to keep an accurate count, the lawsuit against La Verità appears to be one of around ten Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu has either filed, or threatened to file, against various press outlets and individuals.
Like everything else in the 21st century, the Becciu case is becoming politicized and is emerging as a litmus test for broader attitudes toward the Francis papacy.
The alleged mishandling of millions of dollars of church funds will bring several high-profile individuals to a makeshift Vatican courtroom set up in a multifunction room of the Vatican Museums.
The financial reform of the Vatican launched by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI and accelerated under Francis, while it’s made undeniable headway, remains a work in progress.