Vatican City, Jun 26, 2018 / 04:27 am
The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Cardinal Domenico Calcagno as head of the body managing the Vatican's assets and real estate holdings, appointing Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino to take his place.
Calcagno, who turned 75 in February, was appointed APSA's secretary by Benedict XVI in 2007, and was later named its president by Pope Francis in 2011.
For a year before that appointment, the cardinal was also part of a commission tasked with the supervision of the Institute of Religious Works (IOR), known as the "Vatican Bank." Though he was appointed for a five-year term, he was removed by Francis before that term was up.
Calcagno, who at one point was investigated for embezzlement in his previous diocese of Savona, stepped down after reaching the typical age of retirement for bishops, who are required to submit their resignations after their 75th birthday.