Vatican City, Jun 28, 2018 / 10:41 am
Newly-minted Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu will resign from his post as substitute of the Secretariat of State tomorrow, in anticipation of his appointment as prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints later this summer.
Cardinal Becciu, 70, was elevated to the cardinalate June 28, and will resign his role at the Secretariat of State June 29. His appointment at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints will take effect Aug. 31.
Referring to his new post while speaking to the press June 27, Cardinal Becciu said the Church does not exist "to create a system of power to dominate," but its primary goal is to help humanity to "experience God's existence."
The experience with God, he said, is "an experience which transforms, which day by day you make a good journey, and at the end you become a saint."