The Pope Confirms The Offices Of The Superiors Of The Secretariat Of State And The Pontifical Household

Vatican City, 31 August 2013 (VIS) – The Holy Father today confirmed that the following will continue to hold their respective offices: Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State; Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States; Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the Papal Household; Msgr. Peter B. Wells, [...]

Pope Francis Confirms Cardinal Vallini As Vicar Of Rome

Vatican City, 23 May 2013 (VIS) – Today was published a letter, written in Latin and dated 18 May of this year, in which Pope Francis confirms Cardinal Agostino Vallini as vicar general for the Diocese of Rome. Cardinal Vallini was appointed to that position on 27 June 2008 by Benedict XVI, a role that [...]

Holy Father Provisionally Confirms Heads And Members Of Roman Curia

Vatican City, 16 March 2013 (VIS) – Holy Father Francis has expressed the desire that the Heads and members of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, as well as their Secretaries, and also the President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, continue, provisionally, in their respective positions. The Holy Father wishes to reserve [...]

Benedict XVI Confirms His Confidence in Cardinal Bertone

VATICAN CITY, 22 JAN 2010 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon L’Osservatore Romano newspaper published a Letter from the Holy Father, dated 15 January, in which he reiterates his confidence in Cardinal Tariciso Bertone S.D.B. as secretary of State. On 2 December 2009 Cardinal Bertone reached the age of 75 and presented his resignation from office, in [...]