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Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu Resigns From Office and ‘Rights’ of Cardinals

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Michie

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    VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who until today was prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has resigned from that office, and in an extremely rare move, from the rights extended to members of the College of Cardinals.

    The cardinal worked previously as the number two-ranking official in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, and has been connected to an ongoing investigation of financial malfeasance at the secretariat.

    A statement from the Holy See press office Thursday said: “Today, Thursday, Sept. 24, the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and related rights of the Cardinalate, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu.”

    Cardinal Becciu remains technically a cardinal, and the Vatican’s announcement did not specifically delineate what rights Cardinal Becciu has resigned. In 2015, Pope Francis accepted a similar renunciation from Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who in 2013 admitted to serial sexual misconduct. Cardinal O’Brien did not subsequently attend public eccleiastical events, and was ineligible to participate in a future papal conclave. The Vatican press office could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.

    The cardinal himself has not yet responded to a request for comment from CNA.

    The move was unexpected, and does not seem to have been long planned. Cardinal Becciu had been scheduled to preside over the beatification of Ven. Carlo Acutis, which will take place in Assisi Oct. 10.

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    It gives me some hope. Francis was supposed to clean up the curia mess. This is a tiny move in that direction.
     
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