Vatican correspondence between Becciu and the Pope after the hand

Vatican, correspondence between Becciu and the Pope after the hand kiss in Chaouqui in August 2022

Exchange of letters between Cardinal Angelo Becciu, accused in the trial of the financial scandal related to the sale of the London Palace, and the Pope Friend of Monsignor Perlasca, was considered the main witness of the trial, and Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, former member of Cosea, convicted in the trial for Vatileaks 2. At the end of the two testimonies, Cardinal Becciu made a spontaneous and narrated statement after saying after the kiss, the he had given to Chaouqui last August at the end of a general audience written to the Pope.

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“Holy Father,” wrote Becciu, who was in Sardinia on August 19, in an email to the Pope kissing the hand at yesterday’s hearing. Here are the reasons for my disappointment: When he handed you this lady’s plea for pardon in 2017 and encouraged you to forgive her the few months left until the verdict expired, you replied: in a stern tone that I have never used with you had seen, with these words: “My answer is negative and you must never mention that name to me again. Also, the ban on letting you into the Vatican is in effect forever.” In these words – he wrote Becciu – as representative I have answered the lady on her behalf. She has reacted violently, accusing me of resisting the pardon and threatening cruel revenge on myself. I’ve been paying revenge for two years and it’s under the eyes of the whole world. With yesterday’s kiss on the hand I was publicly denied and the lady will gain greater power to continue to destroy me with whatever satanic means she is capable of. The most serious fact is the following and it fits in the context of the ongoing criminal case against me . With yesterday’s gesture, Holy Father, you broke your much-acclaimed commitment to neutrality in the process. You will know that this lady appears from the court records as one of my accusers, now she has sided with her and indirectly supported her accusation theses against me. Procedurally, his action is viewed not by the Pope but by the First Magistrate of the Vatican State’s legal system, and thus as interference in the process. Anyway, I felt compelled to let you know, and in the meantime I pay my respects.

Shortly thereafter, on the same day, the Pope’s response announced by Cardinal Becciu at the trial: “Dear Brother, Thank you for your email. I’m sorry that this gesture of greeting could hurt. They asked me if the lady could come to the general audience with her children and get a kiss on the hand… and I thought it would do her good if she came. Then I tell you that I almost forgot about this lady’s “adventure”. ..I don’t even know that she is involved in the verdict (I won’t go into that.) I apologize and forgive you if this offended you. It’s just my fault, also the habit of forgetting the bad things. Please forgive me if I offended you. I pray for you because please do it for me. May the Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you. Fraternally, Francesco”.

PODCASTS – The podcasts created by Monsignor Alberto Perlasca, considered a key witness to inform the Holy Father of what was happening in the Vatican with the management of funds. The podcasts – as they emerged in the Chamber today – were heard today as a witness by Monsignor Perlasca, at the suggestion of Francesca Chaouqui, a former member of Cosea at the Vatican.

BECCIU – Cardinal Angelo Becciu made a spontaneous statement at the end of the audience: “It is not easy for me – said the cardinal – to speak calmly after this day”. Regarding Chaouqui, he remarked, “I’m almost jealous of her. When she says: ‘The Pope and I, I see the Pope…’. As deputy in the Secretariat of State, I had no rest in going to the Pope or reporting to the Pope or delivering orders. In Cosea you imposed yourself on Monsignor Perlasca? It seems strange to me. Usually the one who came was the president of Cosea, who got in touch with the deputy. It doesn’t seem true to me”. Referring to what Chaouqui said about part of the archive as a former Cosea member with judgment notes on individual figures, Becciu noted, “I’m amazed he still has material. How is that possible? The documents not they go at the end of an activity. I keep nothing, it’s against all the rules. How can you have documents, especially when they are delicate?”.

Chaouqui said during his interrogation that Cecilia Marogna, the Sardinian manager who worked with Becciu, managed the cardinal’s phone, specifically the messenger accounts: “But whenever? – Becciu remarked – it’s false”. Becciu then said that he never replied to Chaouqui’s messages: “When I spoke to the Pope about this, he told me never to reply to his messages. I only replied when he was covering his son’s face with a message of the good sent wishes.” “She – said Becciu again, speaking of Chaouqui – has something against me, in fact a lot. One of the allegations, which I completely deny, is that I gave the order to arrest her and had no mercy on the fact that she was pregnant. This is all FALSE”. Becciu recalled that “it happened in early November 2015. I was in Sardinia. The one who questioned her was the commander of the gendarmerie who then called me to tell me and I said to him : ‘Are you crazy?’. Then later he told me that Chaouqui was pregnant”.

In the impromptu statement, Becciu then said he was instead taking on two responsibilities related to Chaouqui harboring “resentments” against him: “When the Cosea Commission was assembled in 2013 and the list of names was sent to the Secretariat of State, I winced when I saw Chaouqui’s name because I had received serious reports about her person.Becciu explained that before Bergoglio, it was customary in the Secretariat of State to approve the persons designated for the commissions, but with Pope Francis these rules were skipped: “We were consummated before Facts established that this lady was not worthy to work in the Vatican”. In his statement, Becciu gave a second reason for Chaouqui’s possible resentment against him: “At Vatileaks I was with the commission to decide whether to proceed with the dismissal through administrative channels or to report on it as authorized by the Pope”.

As for Chaouqui’s request for a pardon following her Vatileaks 2 conviction, a pardon Chaouqui denied ever having requested in the chamber, Becciu said she made the formal request to the pope: “I went to the pope, who told me : “Your Excellency, don’t tell me that name again. I have no intention of granting pardons. In addition, the entry ban to the Vatican still applies. That was in 2017.”

“Today’s hearing further confirmed the animosity towards Cardinal Becciu that both Ms. Ciferri and Ms. Chaouqui harbored at the time Monsignor Perlasca changed his stance in relation to the case in which he was being tried. Two witnesses have diametrically opposed many reconstructed facts and circumstances, to the point that the court must assess a confrontation motion precisely in the light of the absolute incompatibility of the versions presented”, underline the defense lawyers of Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Fabio Viglione and Maria Concetta Marzo. ” All this confirms the impossibility of extracting from these sources useful elements for the reconstruction of the truth that is close to our hearts and which we are sure the third judge will recognize, as for the emphatic references to the Holy Father of Chaouqui , the simple reading of a letter of August 2022, written by the Pope’s hand and deposited in deeds, denies the entire scenario conjured up by the witness who claimed to have constant meetings with the Holy Father,” they state lawyers firmly.

CIFERRI – “Cardinal Becciu kept Monsignor Perlasca under his heel,” argued Genoveffa Ciferri, a friend of the Monsignor whom she nicknamed “Volpetto,” heard today in the chamber as a witness to understand if he had a supporting role along with Francesca Chaouqui the Perlasca monument played a part in the elaboration. “Becciu – claimed Ciferri, who answered the questions of the Attorney General and the defendants’ defense with many digressions, only to be repeatedly recalled by President Pignatone – put pressure on Perlasca, who was not restrained but was and was under the Cardinal’s yoke stressed. I was afraid that Becciu wanted to eliminate Perlasca”. Ciferri recounted a conversation at Beccius’ house, at the end of which she told the cardinal: “I will be your enemy when the army is ready to fight.” When asked about the monument of Perlasca, Ciferri said: “I’ve never seen it visually. It was given to the Pope of Perlasca. Monsignor Perlasca told me this.”