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(...)

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(...)

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(...)