Archbishop Pietro Parolin Begins Secretary of State Post Today. Formally Takes Possesion of Office at Vatican Apostolic Palace
Vatican City, (Zenit.org) Junno Arocho Esteves. Archbishop Pietro Parolin will formally begin his post today as the new Secretary of State. The 58 year old prelate, who was appointed by Pope Francis on August 31st, will succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone who has served as Secretary of State for the past 7 years.