Cardinal Bertone seen pushing for control of Italian Catholic hospitals
CWN - July 15, 2011
Vatican-watcher Sandro Magister reports that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of State, has been anxious to consolidate the control of the Holy See over three leading Catholic hospitals: the Bambino Gesu, the Gemelli, and the San Raffaele.
But Cardinal Bertone faces resistance. The Italian bishops' conference now controls the San Raffaele, and Pope Benedict seems inclined to leave things as they stand. But the Secretary of State is still pushing for a Vatican takeover.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($15,996 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!