Vatican Secretary of State under fire as internal disputes emerge
Catholic World News - February 02, 2012
Sandro Magister, the Vatican-watching journalist for L'Espresso, claims that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is increasingly isolated at the Vatican, with other prelates complaining about his management.
Although there has been no sign that Pope Benedict has lost confidence in the Secretary of State, Magister says that Cardinal Bertone is "increasingly alone, in a curia he does not govern and with a pope he does not help."
Magister's analysis clearly represents his own opinion. But the level of public criticism of the Secretary of State has risen sharply in the past month, particularly since the release of internal documents charging corruption and cronyism in Vatican business dealings.
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