.- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Benedict XVI’s newly announced choice as the Secretary of State of the Holy See will be the subject of an in-depth article to be published by Northern Italian journal, “Il Riformista,” tomorrow.
The article also says that Bertone had been the Pope’s choice from the beginning. “Benedict XVI would already have chosen Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as Secretary of State a few months after his election to the Pontifical Throne, even though the announcement was made only a few weeks ago,” the article says.
Bertone, who will be responsible not only for communications between the Holy See and other nations, but also for caring for the universal Church and dealing with the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, is considered one of the first major moves in Pope Benedict’s planned reform of the Curia.
CNA will offer coverage on relevant portions of the “Il Rifomista” article upon its release tomorrow.