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New Vatican Secretary of State released from hospital

Catholic World News - October 25, 2013

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the newly appointed Secretary of State, has been released from a hospital in Padua after a 10-day stay, the Vatican has announced.

Archbishop Parolin was unable to attend the October 15 ceremony at which he was to be formally installed as the Vatican’s 2nd-ranking official. At the time, the Vatican said that he required surgery for a condition that was not serious, but required urgent attention.

The Vatican has still declined to identify the archbishop’s medical problem. However, the October 25 announcement of his release from the hospital indicated that he had undergone “hepatobiliary surgery,” which would indicate a problem with the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder, and could point to a problem such as gallstones.

Archbishop Parolin will remain in Veneto “to allow a suitable period of rest and recovery,” and will assume his new duties when he is fully recovered, the Vatican said.

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