Was Becciu the Peter’s Pence ‘Fall Guy’ for Parolin and Francis?

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the disgraced former sostituto at the Secretariat of State, has said he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice in the Vatican City legal process which convicted him of financial crimes and sentenced him to more than five years in prison. Becciu was convicted in December last year of multiple financial … Read more

Vatican Budget Black Hole Swallows Peter’s Pence

Peter’s Pence, the annual collection to support the work of the Holy Father, reported an uptick in donations for 2023, but allocated nearly 90% of revenue to Vatican operating expenses. And although voluntary donations climbed after 2022, total revenue to Peter’s Pence in 2023 nearly halved, after the fund disposed of millions of euros in … Read more

Vatican Makes Fundraising Pitch for Scandal Plagued Peter’s Pence

An unsigned fundraising appeal for the June 30 Peter’s Pence collection has been published in the Vatican newspaper. “With an offering, which can be given on this special day as well as on any other day of the year, anyone can actively collaborate in the universal mission of the Pontiff, which has never been so … Read more