Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New Vatican Secretary of State to take office Saturday; surgical recovery complete

Catholic World News - November 13, 2013

Archbishop Piero Parolin, the new Secretary of State, will assume his new role on Saturday, November 16, the Vatican has announced.

Archbishop Parolin had been expected to take up his new duties on October 15. But a sudden illness forced him to miss the ceremony at which he was to be formally installed. The Vatican did not disclose the nature of his medical condition, but said that although it required urgent attention, it was not considered serious. After a surgical procedure he was released from a hospital in Padua on October 25, and has subsequently been recovering at his home in Veneto.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the outgoing Secretary of State, has now disclosed that his successor will be in his office on Saturday.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Progress toward our July expenses ($18,491 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,509.29
53% 47%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

New HHS Mandate must truly eliminate complicity 0 hours ago
Self-Esteem: Beyond Pop Psychology 7 hours ago
Government Crackdowns on God and Nature 22 hours ago
A legislative mockery: Massachusetts lawmakers rush to replace unconstitutional 'buffer zone' bill 23 hours ago
Gay and Transgendered: What Comes Next? 24 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21