Cardinal Angelo Becciu surreptitiously recorded Pope Francis sick and in pain. The scoop is from the news agency Adnkronos, signed by Silvia Mancinelli. The prelate, in a phone call on July 24, 2021, which lasted 5 minutes and 37 seconds, would have understood Bergoglio’s good faith by recording a conversation in which he asked him for help. The audio dates back to ten days after the Pope’s resignation from the hospital where he had undergone a complex operation on his colon and now the file is attached to a report from the Guardia di Finanza of Oristano.
“The registration – writes Mancinelli – is a file generated at 14.25.555 on 24/07/2021 by a geolocated device in Piazza del Sant’Uffizio, and was traced by the Gdf, as part of an investigation by the Sassari prosecutor on Caritas of Ozieri, on two phones and a tablet belonging to one of the suspects, Maria Luisa Zambrano, a family friend of the Becciu. The voice of Zambrano, who, according to what we read, played “an active role in carrying out the recording operations”, can also be heard on the track, a few minutes before the start of the conversation between the Pope, clearly suffering from the hangover of the intervention, and Becciu, which probably took place between two landline telephones. At one point, a male voice is also heard in the background, which seems to say: Let me hear it”.
From the transcript ofAdnKronos, we read that Becciu urges the Holy Father to confirm that he had authorized him to pay to free a nun in the hands of terrorists, while the Pope has a very suffering voice from the surgery, confirms that the rehabilitation will be long and promises that he will evaluate the request. Cardinal Angelo Becciu is under investigation, together with other people, for criminal association by the Vatican promoter of justice Alessandro Diddi in parallel with the trial on the management of the funds of the Secretariat of State.