The investment was made under the watch of Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, who was stripped of his rights as a cardinal by the Pope last month. Photograph: iStock

The Vatican invested some donations for the poor and needy in derivatives that bet on the creditworthiness of Hertz, the US car rental company that de(...)

The then newly elevated cardinal, Giovanni Angelo Becciu from Italy, pictured in June 2018. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

One of the Vatican’s most powerful cardinals has resigned suddenly amid an ongoing investigation into the suspected misuse of Catholic charitable fund(...)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican yesterday. The Pope was not in the square during today’s incident.  Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

A man has doused himself with petrol and set it alight in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. The Vatican said the 51-year-old was treated at a (...)