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8 facts from the latest session of the London building trial

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I.Media for Aleteia - published on 05/19/22

The May 18 interrogation of Cardinal Becciu presented in eight pieces key pieces of information.

The 15th hearing of the London Building trial, held at the Vatican on May 18, 2022, continued the interrogation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu, which began during the previous hearing. I.MEDIA has selected the key pieces of information which came to light during the eight hours of exchanges – sometimes heated – between the defense and the Promoter of Justice, Alessandro Diddi.

1The Holy See did not pay a ransom

Asked by the Promoter of Justice about the sums used to free Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez – a Colombian nun who fell into the hands of jihadists between 2017 and 2021 – Cardinal Becciu refused to answer. At the previous hearing, he had mentioned the payment of a sum of one million euros to a British agency through Cecilia Marogna.

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