Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, hitting stride on 77th birthday
CWN - December 02, 2011
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, celebrates his 77th birthday today. Although the Vatican's #2 official submitted his resignation to Pope Benedict when he turned 75, as required by canon law, the Pontiff refused to accept it and appears determined to keep Cardinal Bertone in his current spot throughout his pontificate.
Top Vatican-watching journalist Andrea Tornielli says that Cardinal Bertone is consolidating his power within the Vatican.
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