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(...)

Pope Francis  at the Vatican.  Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP Photo

The Vatican released information on its real-estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of i(...)