Cardinal denies financial crimes in biggest ever Vatican trial

  Angelo Becciu accused in case that centres on a €350m deal to buy a former Harrods warehouse A powerful cardinal in the Roman Catholic church has been accused of financial crimes in the largest trial ever to take place within the Vatican. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, once a close ally of Pope Francis, and nine other defendants have beenaccused of extortion, embezzlement, money-laundering and abuse of office. All deny the charges. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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