By Amaechi Idumebor (AGWNDAWATCHDOG) – Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, one of the most powerful Cardinals in the Vatican, has suddenly resigned his position.
According to the Holy See, Becciu, an Italian, resigned on Thursday, without given reasons. “The Holy Father accepted the resignation”, according to the statement.
Becciu’s resignation might be consequent to a sanction, following his connection to a proposed probe within the Vatican into a property development in the exclusive Chelsea area of London which was funded with offshore funds and companies.
He was appointed cardinal in summer 2018 and has also functioned in the department that oversees beatifications and sainthoods.