58 year old Archbishop Pietro Parolin will replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as Secretary of State at the Vatican. He tends to be like the pope’s Prime Minister. He has worked as a diplomat in the diplomatic services of the Church. The magazine “Inside the Vatican” named him one of the top ten people of the year in 2006. It is to be seen how he will do in the running of the Curia at the Vatican and whether he is a progressive or not. Pray for him, our pope and our Church.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.