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Fr. Lombardi Calls Chaouqui’s Remarks Against Archbishop Becciu ‘Calumnious’

In Statement, Vatican Spokesman Says Her Accusations Are ‘Absolutely Unacceptable,’ ‘Subject to Legal Action’

Francesco Immacolata Chaouqui’s accusations against Italian Archbishop Angelo Giovanni Becciu, the Substitute of the Secretary of State, are “calumnious,” “unacceptable,” and “subject to legal action.”

According to Vatican Radio, Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican Press Office, stressed this in a statement he released concerning some accusations she made against the Italian archbishop. The Vatican spokesman’s statement was released during the ongoing trial at the Vatican for the appropriation and illicit disclosure of confidential documents, being referred to a Vatileaks 2.

“On the occasion of the last hearing in the trial taking place in the Vatican for the publication of confidential documents (May 24), Dr Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui has made some statements, of which the press has taken notice, in which she made serious charges against the person of the Substitute of the Secretary of State, of having acting unfairly towards her,” the statement began.

“Such accusations, after the hearing, were repeated in an even more serious way and spread by Facebook by the accused [Chaouqui]. It has therefore become necessary—without desiring in any way to condition the action of the Court—to deny, in a most absolute way, such accusations and to state that, since they are calumnious affirmations, they are absolutely unacceptable, and subject to legal action,” the statement concluded.

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