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Phoenix diocese denies bishop is headed for post in Roman Curia

Catholic World News - December 10, 2012

The Phoenix, Arizona diocese has denied an Italian newspaper story that Bishop Thomas Olmsted will soon be appointed to a post in the Roman Curia.

Marco Tosati of La Stampa reported that Bishop Olmsted will be named “any day now” as the Secretary of the Congregation for Religious. But a spokesman for the Phoenix diocese said the report is inaccurate.

The former Secretary of the Congregation for Religious, Archbishop Joseph Tobin, was named in October to head the Indianapolis archdiocese, where he was formally installed last week. His replacement at the Vatican has not been named.

In his report, Tosati said that the appointment of Bishop Olmsted would confirm the growing influence of Americans in the Roman Curia. The Italian journalist said that the American cleric with the greatest day-to-day influence at the Vatican is Msgr. Peter Brian Wells, the top aid to Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, the sostituto, or Assistant Secretary of State for general affairs.

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