- Dec 8, 2019
In the Italian media, the Vatican official seemingly being presented as the fall guy for the latest Vatican financial scandal is Cardinal Angelo Becciu, currently the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, who was the number two official in the Secretariat of State when the transaction was initially made and who oversaw much of its subsequent history.
While it’s tough for outsiders to assess the latest round of purported scoops about Vatican finances and stern denials, what’s becoming clear, at least, are the dueling narratives at work.
Vatileaks is turning into the Vatican’s own horror movie franchise.
Vatican police have seized documents and electronics during a search of the Holy See’s secretariat of state and financial watchdog agency after receiving official complaints about “past financial operations.”
To those who ask why the Catholic Church seems to be “obsessed” with the poor, the Vatican’s secretary of state said, “The answer is simple. Because this is who we are.”