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Pope's secretary appointed secretary-general of new economics secretariat

Catholic World News - March 03, 2014

Pope Francis has named his private secretary, Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, to be the secretary-general of the newly created Secretariat for the Economy.

Msgr. Xuereb, a native of Malta, had been serving as the Pope’s representative on two special panels set up to examine the operations of the Vatican bank and the financial affairs of the Vatican generally. At the Secretariat for the Economy he will handle the day-to-day operations of the new Vatican office, under the leadership of Cardinal George Pell.

Msgr. Xuereb had begun working as private secretary to Pope Benedict XVI, and continued in that role under Pope Francis. His new responsibilities will leave most of that work in the hands of Father Fabian Pedacchio, an Argentine priest who began assisting Pope Francis shortly after his election.

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