sabato 21 novembre 2020

In lawsuit, Cardinal Becciu claims reports blocked his path to papacy

(Junno Arocho Esteves - CNS - The Pilot) Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was forced to resign due to allegations of financial malfeasance, filed a lawsuit against an Italian magazine, claiming it ruined his reputation, which resulted in him losing his chance at becoming pope. According to Italian news agency Adnkronos, the 74-page lawsuit claimed that the "slanderous and defamatory" reporting of L'Espresso influenced Pope Francis' decision to remove Cardinal Becciu. "On the basis of his prestigious curriculum and in virtue of the aforementioned past, (Cardinal Becciu) could well have been among the 'papabili,'" or the front-runners for the papal election, the suit claimed, according to Adnkronos' Nov. 19 report. (...)