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Vatican In Midst Of 1st Major Corruption Trial In Modern History

The Vatican is in the midst of a trial that’s a first in modern history: 10 defendants are facing charges of embezzlement, fraud, abuse of power and a host of other accusations.

Among them is Cardinal Angelo Becciu, once a prominent figure within the pope’s circle.

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson talks with NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli about the trial.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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