Peitro Parolin the Roman
Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin assumes the office of Vatican Secretary of State today, 15 Oct, after outgoing Vatican Secretary of State cardinal Bertone retires today, forced to resign over allegations of corruption at the Vatican Bank.
The new Vatican Secretary of State Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin an expert in geopolitics, will not be able to take over for a few weeks after undergoing surgery recently.
This Italian Peter, seems to fulfill the catholic prophecies regarding the last pope being a Peter the Roman. He is fast rising in the Vatican, now holding the number 2 Vatican position beside the present pope himself. He is a pleasant and likable man, and an expert on geopolitics, Islam and Europe.
A man to watch?
September 3, 2013. (Romereports.com) Starting in mid-October, 58-year-old Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin will become Pope Francis’ right hand man in governing the Church.
By virtue of his age, he will become one of the Vatican’s youngest Secretary of State in history; replacing 78-year-old Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who has held this position for the past seven years.
Pietro Patrolin was, up until recently, the apostolic nuncio to Venezuela. He also worked at the embassies to Nigeria and Mexico, as well as in the Vatican Secretariat of State. In 2002, John Paul II named him as undersecretary for relations with states, a post he held for seven years.