Pope set to replace Vatican Secretary of State Bertone
Archbishop Pietro Parolin to take over in mid-October30 August, 15:47
Bertone will remain president of the Commission of Cardinals until December when a progress report by the Council of Europe's MONEYVAL Committee on anti-money laundering procedures will be issued for the Vatican Bank, formally called the Institute of Religious Works (IOR).
Bertone, who was appointed secretary of state during Benedict XVI's papacy, is said to have been a divisive figure within the Vatican and was widely seen as the target of the so-called 'Vatileaks' campaign involving confidential Church documents leaked to the press by the pope's butler last year.
(Photo: Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone)