Pope Francis taps diplomat Pietro Parolin as Vatican’s new ‘prime minister’

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Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, as Vatican  secretary of state. On Oct. 15 Archbishop Parolin will succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 78. CNS photo courtesy Paul Haring.

Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, as Vatican secretary of state. On Oct. 15 Archbishop Parolin will succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 78. CNS photo courtesy Paul Haring.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis' new Secretary of State will replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a trusted aide of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who had been blamed for the mismanagement and scandals that plagued the Vatican in recent years.