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Cardinal Bertone: a reformer as Secretary of State?

Catholic World News - September 10, 2013

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has frequently been criticized for his performance as the Vatican’s Secretary of State. But proponents of reform in the governance of the Vatican may be overlooking the evidence that Cardinal Bertone himself was an early advocate of reform, argues Andrea Gagliarducci in the National Catholic Register

In January of 2012, Cardinal Bertone presented the leaders of the Roman Curia with a lengthy document on Vatican governance. In that document, Gagliarducci observes, “Cardinal Bertone underlined the need to re-organize the Roman Curia; asked for more dialogue and more collegiality among the branches of the Roman Curia; and he questioned how the documents from the curia are communicated.” The same topics were frequently mentioned by other cardinals calling for reforms in the days leading up to the conclave that elected Pope Francis.

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