Archbishop Pietro Parolin, a highly respected career Vatican diplomatAugust 31, 2013 By Robert Moynihan, PhD.

New Vatican Secretary of State Named Today the speculations turned out to be true. Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, to be his Vatican Secretary of State, making Parolin the #2 man in the Vatican after the Pope himself. The appointment, announced this morning in Rome, will take effect on October 15

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