Pope visits Secretariat of State, speaks to entire staff
Catholic World News - April 12, 2013
Pope Francis visited the offices of the Vatican Secretariat of State on April 12, meeting with all the staff members.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of State, welcomed the Pope to the offices and assured him of the dedication of all the employees.
A brief Vatican statement on the 50-minute meeting indicated that the Pope had thanked the officials of the Secretariat of State for their work. He pointed out that his pontificate was approaching the one-month mark.
The Secretariat of State—which handles the internal paperwork of the Vatican as well as foreign affairs—has come under critical scrutiny because of a series of gaffes during the pontificate of Benedict XVI, culminating in the “Vatileaks” scandal. During the general congregations leading up to the March papal conclave, many cardinals called for changes in the administration.
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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
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!