But the cardinal, 72, told Italian website Domani he was being forced out because he was suspected of giving Church money to his brothers. "I didn't steal even one euro. I am not under investigation but if they send me to trial, I will defend myself," he was quoted as saying. "I said to the Pope: why are you doing this to me, in front of the whole world?"

Cardinal Becciu: Vatican official forced out in rare resignation

Cardinal Becciu unexpectedly leaves his post, revealing he was told to do so by Pope Francis.
Like with McCarrick, could it be that Becciu was stripped of his position by the highest authority precisely to avoid a trial/appeal that would implicate others?