Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal


ROME (AP) — The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned suddenly from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.

The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu’s resignation in a statement issued late Thursday.

In the one-sentence announcement, the Holy See said only that Francis had accepted Becciu’s resignation as prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, “and his rights connected to the cardinalate.”

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