Tarcisio Bertone

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His Eminence Tarcisio Bertone SDB
Cardinal Secretary of State emeritus
Appointed15 September 2006
Reign ended15 October 2013
PredecessorAngelo Sodano
SuccessorPietro Parolin
Other postsCardinal-Bishop of Frascati (2008–present)
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (2007–2014)
Orders
Ordination1 July 1960
Consecration1 August 1991
by Albino Mensa
Created Cardinal21 October 2003
RankCardinal-Bishop
Personal details
Birth nameTarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone
Born (1934-12-02) 2 December 1934 (age 84)
Romano Canavese, Kingdom of Italy
NationalityItalian
Previous post
MottoFidem custodire, concordiam servare (Protect faith, preserve unity)
Signature
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Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone SDB (born 2 December 1934) is an Italian prelate and a Vatican diplomat. He was a cardinal of the Catholic Church, he served as Archbishop of Vercelli from 1991 to 1995, as Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) was Prefect, Archbishop of Genoa from 2002 to 2006, and as Cardinal Secretary of State from 2006 to 2013.[1]

Bertone was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003. On 10 May 2008, he was named Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati. He was thought to be a candidate to replace Benedict XVI.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. CathNews. Cardinal Bertone Wants to be Secretary of Church Not State 31 August 2006 Archived 31 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Staking a wager on the next pope". CNN.

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