Recorded conversation with Pope Francis about a cardinal on trial for misusing church funds

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is on trial for fraud charges . He is accused of fraudulently obtaining $667,000 from the Vatican .

Vatican City: At a hearing on Thursday, a senior cardinal on trial for fraud secretly taped a meeting with Pope Francis in July 2021, just days before his trial of Cardinal Angelo Becciu began, and a transcript was later published by Italian media.Cardinal Becciu, a longtime Vatican official, was recalled from office and stripped of his cardinal status in September 2020 amid a controversy about the Vatican's loss-making purchase of a luxury London property Angelo Becciu is unconcerned about allegations of wrongdoing.Cecilia Marogna, a security consultant for whom Angelo Becciu reportedly received 575,000 euros ($667,000) from the Vatican, reportedly aimed at freeing captive priests and nuns in Mali, was named in the call on July 24, 2021, according to a transcript released by Italian media.I think I had told you about this...do you remember?According to the transcript, the pope said he vaguely remembered but asked Angelo Becciu to write his request.

The nun, who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in 2017, was released in Mali in October 2021.

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