Cardinal Bequeau and former adviser clash in tense Vatican inquiry

Angelo Pecchio, the main defendant in the trial of alleged financial irregularities at the Vatican, was indicted today by former adviser Francesca Savochi (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

El Cardenal Angelo Pesiu, The main defendant in the trial at the Vatican Financial irregularitiesA former adviser alleged today Francesca SavochiIn a fierce trial at the Holy See court, even messages with Pope Francis were revealed.

The Italian cardinal, nine others accused in the trial, sought to clear up abuses at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State from July 2021, where he was second in command until 2018, and the fraudulent purchase of a building in London.

In today’s hearing, at No. 44, Chouqi testified that a controversial woman known in the Vatican was convicted in 2016 of leaking confidential documents in the case for being an adviser on economic reform to the Holy See. “Vatileaks2”.

She came with a folder Thousands of documents Blame it on Becciu, but his pressures also surfaced Alberto Perlasca, As of 2019, the Secretary of State’s executive manager and has been under investigation, but has not been charged with aiding the investigation.

At the trial, it was learned that Souky tried to pressure Berlaska to be rehabilitated by the Pope so that he could work at the Vatican.

About this, a message came out, in which he told Berlaska: “I know everything about you, about your relationships, you raise your elbow more than you want. I have photos, videos, witnesses, I will destroy you if I want”.

The cardinal admitted writing a letter to the same pontiff, who agreed to reprimand him for allowing Chouaki, who was accused of the alleged leaks, to participate in a hand kiss at the Vatican in August 2017.

The Italian cardinal has been accused of nine other people in the trial, which began in July 2021 to try to clear up abuses at the Vatican Secretariat of State (Vatican Media/Manual via REUTERS).
The Italian cardinal has been accused of nine other people in the trial, which began in July 2021 to try to clear up abuses at the Vatican Secretariat of State (Vatican Media/Manual via REUTERS).

In this letter, which he revealed lasted 7 hours and was sometimes angry, Becciu expressed his “deep displeasure” about this fact, because, as he explained, the Pope banned him from entering the Vatican “forever”.

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But because the hand kiss signifies the woman’s legitimacy: “I was publicly disowned by yesterday’s hand kiss, and that woman will have more strength to continue to knock me down in all the satanic ways she can,” he wrote.

After a while, Francisco responded with an apology. “I’m sorry if this greeting hurt. The lady asked me if she could come with her children to the public audience to kiss hands, and I thought if she did it well, let her come. He also told her that I had almost forgotten this woman’s ‘adventure'”, the Pope replied.

On the other hand, Bequieu denounced Chouki as having “something” against him and denied that he was the one. In 2015, he was ordered to be arrested After the news leaked.

The second witness to testify today at the Vatican tribunal was a friend of Berlaska’s family. Genevefa Ciferi, who instigated the accusations against the cardinal along with Souki.

Assuring that he had “held Berlaska under his control for years”, he put “psychological pressure on him to calm down”, feared that he would be “eliminated”, and said goodbye to the cardinal: “I will be his enemy like an army at war”.

(with information from EFE)

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