A Roman Catholic cardinal who modified into as soon as a shut ally of Pope Francis has long past on trial in the Vatican, accused of misusing Church cash in a ruinous London property challenge.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, is principally the most senior cleric in current cases to face trial for alleged monetary crimes.
He is charged with spending €350m (£299m; $412m) of church cash on a botched deal to aquire a property in Chelsea that incurred enormous losses.
He denies wrongdoing.
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