Cardinal Becciu: Vatican court convicts former Pope adviser of financial crimes

The money, part of which was intended to be used for charitable works, had been paid into a trust run by a London-based Italian financier Raffaele Mincione, who orchestrated the purchase. When the Secretariat later sought financial help from the Vatican’s own bank, it sparked concern – and a raid by Vatican police that led to the charges against Becciu, Mincione, and eight others.