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Vatican-watcher notes theologians in top curial seats

Catholic World News - June 30, 2010

Commenting on the appointment of Cardinal Marc Ouellet as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter makes the observation that the Pope's three top lieutenants-- the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone; the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada; and now Cardinal Ouellet-- all come from a background as theologians, not experienced Vatican diplomats. That marks a sharp change from Vatican tradition, which preserved the Secretariat of State and the Congregation for Bishops as offices for veteran Vatican hands.

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