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Faith Briefs for Sept. 25

Beginning Experience to offer Rebuilding series

Widowed, divorced, separated? Beginning Experience SW Minnesota is offering the Rebuilding series for 10 weeks beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, at the First Lutheran Church on Church and A streets in Marshall. The support group is open to people of all denominations. There is a fee of $75 to cover the cost of materials. This series is designed for those who are past the initial pain of losing a partner and are working to put their lives back together. COVID guidelines will be followed.

To pre-register or if you have questions: contact Cyndi P: 503-530-9813, MaryAnn S:507-828-2866, Tim L: 507-530-6379.

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

ROME (AP) — The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned Thursday 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 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.”

Becciu, the former powerful No. 2 in the Vatican’s secretariat of state, has been reportedly implicated in a financial scandal involving the Vatican’s investment in a London real estate deal that has lost the Holy See millions of euros in fees paid to middlemen.

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