Pope Francis is in a major pasture activity, on the holy Thursday night of April 1, in the private chapel of the landed Cardinal Angelo Bergio, in the private chapel of the landed Cardinal Angelo Bergio The last supper of Jesus was celebrated in the chapel.
The Vatican News reported that sources from the Focolare Movement confirmed that the Pope celebrated Mass in the chapel of Cardinal Becciu and assisted the cardinal and sisters of some members of the Focolare Movement to attend Mass. The news was broken by Francesco Grana, an Italian journalist who was very close to the cardinal. He wrote: “The Pope celebrated the Lord’s Supper at 5.30 pm this afternoon in the chapel in the private apartment of Cardinal Angelo Beggio in the Temple Palace. The cardinal let me know this.”
At the time of writing, the news has not yet been officially confirmed by the Vatican. A Vatican official who wished to remain anonymous told a representative of the Vatican Press Corps: “I don’t have any information about the promise of the Holy Father, but I don’t think the paternity of the Pope is very strange.” This is what we are likely to get today. The closest information confirmed.
In the past few days, people have been speculating about what Pope Francis might do tonight because he decided not to preside over the last dinner commemoration of St. Peter’s Basilica and instead delegated this role to Pope Francis. each. Cardinal Academy, Giovanni Battista Re. It seems that the answer can be found here.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bechuy on September 24, 2020. The reason for his resignation was that he served as prime minister of the congregation of the saints and gave up all his inherent rights as cardinals, including voting in parliament. right. He only retained the title of Cardinal.
Although he persisted in protesting his innocent behavior, it is well known in Rome that Cardinal Beggio suffered immensely after his sudden fall from grace. Some people describe him as a broken man, living in a dark cloud of uncertainty, because he is likely to appear before the Vatican court in the next few months to answer. It is well known that he had worked with Francis to grant the Pope to seek one or more private audiences.
Today’s celebration seems to echo this model of Pastor Francis, who is trying to bring comfort and recovery to the injured. On the other hand, there is no good reason to believe that Francis’ actions tonight indicate that he has returned his original decision or intends to restore the rights and privileges of Cardinal Bequiu.
Before being appointed as cardinal by Pope Francis in June 2018, the then Archbishop Becciu held the position of “Pope” or “Chief of Staff” in the Vatican from May 10, 2011 to June 2018. Ranked second. When Francis became Pope, his position was confirmed by Francis. In those years, he was one of the most powerful people in Roman Curia.
Born in Sardinia, the 72-year-old cardinal had entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See, where he served as a nun in Angola and Cuba before he became chief of staff.
It is well known in Rome that Cardinal Beggio suffered great pain after suddenly falling from grace. Today’s celebration seems to fit the model of Pastor Francis, who tries to bring comfort and recovery to the injured.
The Vatican never explained why the Pope accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bequiu, but it was considered to be related to the scandal related to the purchase of the Sloane Street property in London. The Vatican magistrate is conducting a judicial investigation of the real estate transaction. So far, some Vatican employees have been suspended. Vatican prosecutors have not filed a lawsuit against anyone involved in the scandal, but since Cardinal Beggio was one of the main figures involved in the initial decision to purchase the property, it can be concluded that his resignation is related to this. He denied all wrongdoing and prepared a legal file in which he also sought a financial remedy so as not to lose the possibility of being Pope.
Soon after meeting with the Pope on September 24, 2020, Cardinal Becciu told the Italian daily, Messenger, “I was shocked. Uneasy. [It’s] It was a heavy blow to me, to my family and the people in my town. Out of obedience and love to the church and the pope, I accepted his request to abdicate. But I am innocent and I will prove it. I ask the Holy Father to have the right to defend himself. “
The next day, September 25, the 72-year-old Sardinian-born Cardinal, who was obviously upset, met with Pope Francis almost every day for more than seven years and was regarded as the most confident of Francis. Bishop. Meet with the Pope.
He said that when he entered the Pope’s room at 6:02 pm local time (local time), his usual weekly work report said: “I feel the Pope’s friend and the Pope’s loyal servant.” But Francis almost immediately Tell him bluntly: “I don’t believe you anymore!” Shocked him.
He said that the Pope explained that, according to an investigation by the Italian Financial Guard, the Vatican Magistrate had informed him that the cardinal had committed “corruption.” According to the justice of the peace, the crime was committed as a “secretary of state” or chief of staff during his tenure, when he transferred 100,000 euros ($116,000) from the bank to the Vatican from the funds of the Vatican Secretary of State Secretariat. Caritas seeks benefits for a cooperative with Caritas in the diocese of Ozieri, Sardinia. It provides help to immigrants and impoverished unemployed people.
A key factor is that his brother is the president of the cooperative. The charges were embezzlement and “fa-raising” one of his family.
The cardinal described his 20-minute meeting with Francis as “surreal.” He said that he tried to explain to the Pope that the money was not for his brother, but for the work of Caritas, and that his order to transfer the money was “under the full authority” of the Chief of Staff. The mandate given to him at the time of appointment.
But he said that Francis was persuaded by the justice of the peace to ask him to resign as governor and to give up his cardinal rights. He immediately made this request.
More than an hour later, the Vatican Press Office announced to the world that Pope Francis had accepted “abandoning the post of cardinal and giving up the rights related to the cardinal.”