ROME (AP) – Amid a corruption probe, Vatican Cardinal, fired by Pope Francis, is suing Italian news magazine, claiming his ruined reputation has ruled out the possibility of becoming pope and the legitimacy of any future election. Will hurt.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the sardine tribunal against the Italian daily La Repubblica, the weekly affiliate El Espresso Magazine, Cardinal Angelo Beccio asks for 10 million euros (.9 11.9 million) to donate.
The 74-page complaint raises questions about the behavior of the Vatican’s criminal prosecutor, suggesting that they sued L’Espresso for a corruption case involving the Holy See’s 350 35050 million investment in a leaked real estate venture. .
To date, Becky is not under investigation in that or any other case, he said in a statement announcing the filing of the lawsuit.
Sept. 24 as prefect of the Vatican’s canonical office, alleging that Francis sent him nearly 100,000 euros ($ 119,000) to the Holy See fund in a Sardinian charity controlled by his brother. 24 resigned. Bekiewicz admitted he sent the funds not to his brother – to charity, and told reporters he had done nothing wrong.
At the time of the transfer, Becky was No. 2 in the Vatican Secretariat of the state, and had full authority to manage the department’s significant asset portfolio, including its use for charitable donations.
In his legal complaint, Becky claimed that he had a hit job integrated with the deposed L’Espresso, a story in which he paid his brother that Sept. 24.
The complaint alleges that during the Sept. 24 meeting, Francis had a copy of the magazine article on his desk, in which he fired Becky and suggested an internal leak to the Vatican. The publisher of Espresso said some of those early versions “disappeared” from the printer that night and ended up on Pope’s desk.
The complaint also states that eight hours before Becky’s meeting with Francis at 6 p.m., L’Espresso stated that “this is the reason why Cardinal Becky resigned.” Created a webpage with articles. Citing the timestamp of the site’s metadata, the complaint argues that the magazine knew before the expulsion of Becky, indicating coordination with the Vatican.
El Espresso is leading the charge against Becky, with numerous and speculative articles outlining the plaintiff’s case against him, some claiming to be anonymous to Vatican investigators but others making no accusations for the magazine’s claims.
Vatican lawyers have been investigating the London real estate venture for a year but have not charged anyone. Becky was ousted just days before the Vatican began to show greater economic transparency and accountability during a visit by evaluators from the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering committee. Maniwal, the committee has blamed the Vatican tribunal for failing to investigate or prosecute alleged financial crimes in the past.
In his complaint, Becky said the damage to his reputation had hurt him personally as well as Catholic believers.
As a powerful cardinal with pastoral, diplomatic, and Vatican experience, Becky was considered a “sinner” before his fall. But the complaint states that Becky lost her chance to become pope one day, forcing her to relinquish her rights as a cardinal.
The complaint also states that Becky’s absence as the main opinion of future polls “could raise questions about the validity of the election,” splitting the church and demanding a second price hike.
El Espresso called her lawsuit a “theft attack” in her report. In Italy, journalists can be charged with both criminal and civil defamation.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Marco Demilano, did not deny that the pope had an early copy of his story, but said it was ridiculous to think that “a single journalism article” had fired him.
“El Espresso is accused not only of influencing the current pope but also of the Holy Spirit who could have chosen Becky as his successor, had it not been for the article blocking his ascension,” Damilano wrote.