Get Beccui!

What a trial…

The Vatican “trial of the century”…

Two and a half years now… two and a half years(!) since July 27, 2021…

And it will end this week… (final defense arguments are being made this morning in Rome as I write).

Two and a half years, and the expenditure of millions and millions of dollars (nobody knows the real total) on legal fees, staff and security to manage the trial, equipment to record all the testimony, and every other cost (including all the time spent by hundreds of journalists over three years to write about this trial month after month), to prove… what?

Apparently, to prove that Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 75, from 2011 to 2018 the #3 man in the Vatican, is guilty of crimes, including “peculato,” meaning theft or embezzlement of funds, under Vatican City State law. (More on the accusations below.)

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Becciu has maintained his innocence throughout the trial.

And no evidence has been produced during the two and a half years of the trial that Becciu has received even one euro or one dollar of funds into any account, anywhere, associated with him…

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