Vatican City, Feb 26, 2019 / 14:33 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Alessandro Gisotti, interim Holy See press office director, confirmed Tuesday via Twitter that Cardinal George Pell is no longer prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.
Pell's term as prefect was to have expired Feb. 24. His resignation has not been noted in the Vatican's bollettino, so it is believed his term lapsed and was not renewed, and he was not removed from office.
Gisotti's tweet suggests that Pell's loss of office by the expiration of his term has been communicated to him in writing, as required by canon law.
I can confirm that Cardinal George Pell is no longer the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy— Alessandro Gisotti (@AGisotti) February 26, 2019