ROME (AP) – Cardinal Angelo Beccio, the powerful head of the Vatican’s canon-making office, resigned abruptly on Thursday and relinquished his right as cardinal amid financial scandals that have indirectly trapped him.
In a statement late Thursday night, the Vatican did not elaborate on why Pope Francis had accepted Becky’s resignation. In a one-sentence proclamation, Holly CA simply said that Francis had accepted Becky’s resignation as a prefect of the congregation for the cause of the saints, “and that his rights were attached to the cardinlet.”
Becky, a former No. 2 member of the Vatican State Secretariat, has been found to be embroiled in a financial scandal involving the Vatican’s investment in a London real estate deal that has cost millions of euros in fees paid to intermediaries.
The Vatican prosecutor has placed several Vatican officials under investigation, as well as mediators who have not backed down. Becky has defended the rigidity of the original investments and denied any wrongdoing, and it is not clear whether the scandal itself was behind the resignation or possibly a separate line of inquiry.
But the early news at the end of his resignation, the intensity of his clear approval, the tight-lipped release of the Vatican and the unexpected collapse of one of the Vatican’s most powerful officials all suggested a shocking new chapter in the scandal that has rocked the Vatican. For the last year.
The last time Cardinal’s rights were revoked was in July 2018, when American Theodore McCarrick relinquished his rights and privileges as a cardinal during an investigation into sexual abuse. He was then completely defrosted by Francis last year for sexually abusing adults as well as minors.
Earlier, in late 2015, Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien relinquished his privileges and privileges after being accused of sexual misconduct by unknown priests. O’Brien, however, was allowed to retain the title of Cardinal, and a member of his Church Ledge Card of Cardinals died, a select group of Churchmen whose main job is to elect the Pope.
In a Vatican statement, Holly CA called Becky “his chief cardinal Angelo Becky”, making it clear that he was the head but without any rights.
At age 72, Becky will be able to attend a future convention to elect Francis’ successor. Cardinals over the age of 80 cannot vote. But, by relinquishing his rights as a cardinal, Becky has relinquished his right to participate.
When Francis made him cardinal and moved him to the Vatican’s canon office, Becky was a “substitute” or top deputy in the state secretariat during 2011-2018. Named after Pope Benedict XVI, he was given the task of running the Curia or Vatican bureaucracy, which gave him much influence and power.
The Vatican entered a real estate venture by investing more than 200 200 million in a fund run by an Italian businessman, dating back to 2014. The deal raises 60 Sloan Ave in the Chelsea neighborhood of London. 45% of the luxury building on Hilo C was given.
The money comes from the secretariat of the state’s asset portfolio, which is used by charities for the pope and donations from Peter Pence, a Catholic from around the world, for Vatican expenses.
Holly CA decided in November 2018, after Becky left the state secretariat, to run out of funds, end her relationship with the businessman and buy the rest of the house. Becky’s successor decided the mortgage was too tough and so did the trader who lost money for the Vatican in some of the fund’s other investments.
The buyout deal, however, cost Holy See millions more euros and sparked a Vatican investigation that has so far involved half a dozen Vatican employees.
Becky insisted he was not in power during the 2018 buyout deal and that Holly Cena had always acted in the sole interest. In the Vatican prosecutor’s preliminary warrant warrant, Becky was not named, and it is unclear if his role in the management of the state’s vast asset portfolio would have been linked to the resignation.
His former boss, Secretary of State Petro Parolin, said the whole matter was “opaque” and needed to be clarified. Francis, for his part, said he had vowed to get to the bottom by calling it evidence of corruption in the Holy See.
Francis met regularly with Bequique in his role as prefect of the canon-building office, as every two months he would present a list of possible candidates for canification or canonization to allow Francis.
Also, from the beginning of his pontifate, Francis had an annual meal date in Becky’s apartment apartment with 10 pastors leading Easter on Thursday of the Holy Week. The Vatican has always reported that the church celebrates the pastor’s organization on the day that Get-Tut Gars Poke had the opportunity to have an informal chat with Becky and her clergy.
There was no lunch between Vatican coronavirus lockdowns this year.
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