12/05/2019

What will the Vatican tell Moneyval?

"And although he first dismissed concerns about the London property investment, describing the Vatican’s action as “accepted practice,” Cardinal Becciu recently took to Twitter to denounce CNA’s report of his alleged “involvement in financial impropriety ‘discovered’ by Card Pell” as “shamefully misleading” and “false.”

The next day, a veteran Vatican journalist said Becciu’s involvement in the London property deal, the hospital loan project, and his clashes with Pell were “common knowledge” among curial officials at the time, or “well known by now.”

Having already described the London deal as “opaque” while promising to look into the matter further - to the objections of Becciu - Cardinal Parolin may find that, to Moneyval, the problems raised by the deal are all too clear."