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A few days ago, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who served as secretary of state under Benedict XVI and at the beginning of Francis’ pontificate, told Italian television Tgcom24 that it was a gift and a privilege to work with two Popes. “My greatest satisfaction has been my closeness to the Popes who succeeded one ano...read more
Articles from section "Secretariate of State"
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, updated journalists on the medical condition of the new Vatican Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who was …read more
At 12 o’clock today the ceremony of retirement from the office of Secretary of State of H.E. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone took place in the Library of the State Secretariat in the presence of …read more
Archbishop Pietro Parolin will formally begin his post today as the new Secretary of State. The 58 year old prelate, who was appointed by Pope Francis on August 31st, will succeed Cardinal …read more
Here is a translation of the homily given Sunday by the Pope’s secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, at the Shrine of Our Lady in Fatima. * * * Dear Pilgrims of Fatima, Beloved …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of Archbishop Pietro Parolin's statement, upon the announcement that he has been named Pope Francis' secretary of state. * * * At this moment, in which my …read more