Pope appoints new undersecretary for relations with states
Camilleri replaces 'Vatileaks-linked' Balestrero22 February, 15:11
Monsignor Camilleri previously served as nunciature counsellor in the same department. Monsignor Balestrero, a close aide of Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, oversaw relations between the Holy See and the controversial Vatican Bank (IOR) and headed up the Vatican delegation to the Council of Europe's MONEYVAL committee on financial transparency in its bid to join the 'white list' of states that respect international standards on combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
He has been appointed apostolic nuncio to Colombia and archbishop of the city of Vittoriana.
photo: Balestrero with then foreign minister Franco Frattini in 2009