Italian Newspaper Says Cdl Becciu Spent 800,000 to Discredit Cdl Pell

Lifesite News, Martin Bürger: A report published by an Italian newspaper alleged that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, the former Substitute for General Affairs in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, spent more than $800,000 to discredit Cardinal George Pell during a sexual abuse trial. Pell was later unanimously cleared of the charges by the seven justices of the High Court of Australia.

On September 24, the Vatican announced Pope Francis had accepted “the resignation of Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu from his position as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and from the rights connected with the Cardinalate.” Report is here.