Caloia was president of the financial institution generally known as Institute of Works of Faith (IOR) from 1999 to 2009. He and two legal professionals who consulted for the financial institution had been charged with embezzling cash whereas managing the sale of Italian actual property owned by IOR between 2001-2008, allegedly declaring lower than the precise quantity of the sale.
The Vatican court docket additionally convicted the 2 legal professionals. Gabriele Liuzzo, 97, acquired the identical sentence as Caloia. Liuzzo’s son, Lamberto Liuzzo, age 55, was handed a 5 years, two month time period.
Every man may also must pay fines and are banned from public workplace in perpetuity, in line with a press launch from the Vatican.
All three denied wrongdoing in the course of the trial, which began in 2018.
The Vatican financial institution has lengthy been stricken by monetary scandals.
On the time Becciu stated he was accused of embezzlement and proclaimed his innocence throughout a press convention after successfully being fired by Pope Francis.
In 2013, Pope Francis arrange an skilled committee to suggest reforms to the financial and administrative buildings of the Holy See, to fight the issue.