July 3, 2021
A Vatican judge has ordered 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, to stand trial for alleged financial crimes.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu has become the highest-ranked cleric in the Vatican to be indicted over charges that include embezzlement and abuse of office.
The 73-year-old cardinal, who denies wrongdoing, was forced to resign last September, but retains his title.
The charges relate to a multi-million-dollar property purchase with Church funds in London.