© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, who has been embroiled in a real estate scandal, speaks to the media a day after he suddenly resigned and renounced his right to participate in an eventual conclave to elect a pope, near from the Vatican. in Rome, Italy
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A Vatican judge on Saturday ordered 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, to be tried for alleged financial crimes including embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, extortion and abuse of power.
The defendants include Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was fired by Pope Francis last year, former heads of the Vatican’s financial intelligence unit, and two Italian brokers involved in the Vatican’s purchase of a building in a luxury area. From london.
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