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Francesca Chaouqui pictured at the Vatican earlier this year (AP)

According to a police officer, Francesca Chaouqui told investigators she sent Vatican papers to Gianluigi Nuzzi

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin will not be testifying on behalf of Francesca Chaouqui

The 'Vatileaks' trial in session ((L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Nicola Maio said he was put under ‘psychological pressure’ while working on the commission set up to investigate Vatican finances

Francesca Chaouqui arrives at the Vatican for her trial (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francesca Chaouqui also says she did not have a relationship with Mgr Vallejo Balda

Yemeni security forces gather outside the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden (AP)

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The journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, a defendant in the trial, arrives at the Vatican yesterday (PA)

Mgr Lucio Vallejo Balda testified that a member of the Pope’s commission said she would ‘destroy’ him

Vaitleaks defendants at the beginning of the trial in November: from left, Gianluigi Nuzzi, Emiliano Fittipaldi, Francesca Chaouqui and Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda (PA)

Msgr Lucio Vallejo Balda said he was put under pressure by a fellow-member of the Pope’s financial reform commission

A militia member stands guard in the Iraqi Christian village of Bakufa, 18 miles north of Mosul (AP)

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Archbishop Angelo Becciu, left (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican is ‘not a den of thieves’, says Archbishop Angelo Becciu

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

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