Several Italian news outlets have reported that Cecilia Marogna was held by Italian financial authorities on Tuesday evening in Milan on an international warrant issued by the Vatican through Interpol.
CNA has not independently corroborated reports that Vatican investigators issued the arrest warrant.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Marogna had received more than 500,000 euros from the Holy See’s Secretariat of State under the direction of its former sostituto Cardinal Angelo Becciu.
Becciu has been accused of using Marogna to build “off-books” intelligence networks.
After reports emerged, Marogna told reporters that she worked as a security consultant for the Secretariat of State, and that her work for Becciu and the Secretariat of State involved building “high-level networks” in at-risk countries and areas such as the Middle East and Africa.
The allegations were first presented on Oct. 5 on the Italian TV program Le Iene, which claimed to have documents showing that the Secretariat of State had given half a million euros to Marogna’s Slovenian company and that she had “a relationship of trust” with Becciu.
May truth prevail sooner than later.