Vatican indicts Cardinal, 9 others over UK property deal
05 July 2021 | 8:00 am
Cardinal Angelo Becciu is one of ten individuals facing charges such as extortion, abuse of office and fraud. The indictment relates to a €350 million investment in a London real estate venture.
1 Mar 2019
Dozens of journalists in Australia who reported on Cardinal George Pell's trial could face jail time. Pell's trial was subject to a gag order due to another trial in which Pell faced more sexual abuse allegations.
20 Mar 2019
Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin's resignation.
6 Apr 2019
A Vatican tribunal has confirmed the child abuse conviction of former Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron. He was accused of molesting altar boys in the 1970s, but the Vatican has not released the exact details of his crimes.
20 Jul 2019
Human bones found close to the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses will be examined by forensic experts. Not only is the mystery of a teenager's 1983 disappearance yet to be solved, but a new puzzle has surfaced.
22 Sep 2019
Cardinal George Pell has taken his case to the country's High Court, his last avenue of appeal. He is currently serving a six-year sentence for abusing two boys in the 1990s.
3 Nov 2019
The head of Vatican security, Domenico Giani, has resigned amid a finance scandal in the city-state. The resignation follows the leak of information from an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing.
11 Jan 2020
Senior German Cardinal Reinhard Marx donated €50,000 to a charity that supports migrant rescues at sea. Germany's far-right AfD has demanded an explanation, arguing such sea missions boost business for people smugglers.
28 May 2020
A Melbourne court banned media from reporting details of a historic sex abuse case involving Cardinal George Pell. Dozens of journalists now face charges for allegedly breaching that order.
17 Jul 2020
The Catholic Church issued new guidelines to the clergy, indicating they should contact police if there is suspected abuse. The Church had long opposed such an idea, saying it could lead to wrongful prosecution.
29 Sep 2020
Cardinal Angelo Becciu has hit back at Pope Francis, after the Holy See announced his resignation on Thursday. The now-former head of the Vatican's saint-making body says the pontiff pushed him out over fraud claims.
9 Oct 2020
European finance experts are in Rome as part of an audit and have praised the Vatican's efforts to clean its financial house. The pope likened the fight to Jesus expelling the money changers from the temple.
14 Nov 2020
Pope John Paul II promoted disgraced former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick for years despite reports of sexual abuse. A new report details who knew what before Pope Francis defrocked him in 2018.
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