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Cardinal Becciu, at trial, challenges Vatican cop over hostage payments

October 13, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: “The Vatican’s fraud and corruption trial took a dramatic twist,” the AP reported, “when a once-powerful cardinal challenged the Vatican’s police commissioner on the stand about one of the more peculiar tangents of the case: the Vatican’s half-million euro payments to a self-styled security analyst who, with Pope Francis’ blessing, helped arrange negotiations for the release of a nun held hostage by Islamic militants.”

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  • Posted by: johnhinshaw8419405 - Oct. 13, 2022 8:33 PM ET USA

    Oh right, this is the guy who doesn't want any information getting out - not his exorbitant payments to SOMEBODY in Australia, not the payments to his family, not the hiring of a spy to gather information on his confreres in the Vatican, not HIS cancelling of an outside audit (and accompanying screaming at Cardinal Pell for ordering it), not his role in fraudulent London real estate gambit. Becciu IS the face of this papacy - craven, unaware of the world's need for Jesus Christ.