Angelo Becciu

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Cardinal Angelo Becciu: Charged with five counts of embezzlement, two of abuse of office, and one count of inducing a witness to perjury. He denies wrongdoing. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

A landmark fraud trial of 10 people including a cardinal begins in the Vatican on Tuesday in what officials hope will be a turning point in its finan(...)

The Vatican contends that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu gave €600,000 to a charity run by his brother in Sardinia. File photograph: Getty

Oh dear. It was Jesus himself who advised: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise(...)

Cardinal Angelo Becciu as well as two top officials at the Vatican’s Financial Intelligence Unit will go on trial on July 27th. File photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

The Vatican has taken the unprecedented step of putting a sitting cardinal on trial to face financial corruption charges linked to investments in luxu(...)

Firemen work to recover historical objects from Basilica di San Benedetto collapsed after an earthquake in Norcia, Italy, November 5th, 2016. Photograph: Pietro Crocchioni/EPA

The Vatican has condemned the views of a Dominican friar who earlier this week suggested that the earthquakes which hit Italy this summer were “God’s (...)