Vatican City, Aug 4, 2020 / 04:28 am
Pope Francis Tuesday appointed a Spanish layman with a long career in finance economics to the number two position in the Secretariat for the Economy.
Maximino Caballero Ledo, 60, is from Merida, Spain, but has lived in the United States since 2007, where he is vice president of international finance at Baxter Healthcare, Inc., a medical products company.
As secretary general, Caballero joins prefect Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero, SJ, who has led the Vatican's economy office since January.
Guerrero and Caballero are childhood friends who grew up in the same city in Spain. Caballero told Vatican News Aug. 4 they were close friends through university and have remained in contact.