Disgraced Cardinal Becciu: ‘pope told me I will be reinstated’

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Sunday that he has been invited to attend an upcoming consistory for the College of Cardinals, claiming that Pope Francis told him his rights and privileges as a cardinal will be reinstated. If this is true, the pope’s decision is a dramatic reversal of fortune for Becciu, who is currently on trial in Vatican City on charges of embezzlement, abuse of office, conspiracy, and subornation of witnesses.