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NEWS STORY
Pope Francis taps diplomat as Vatican’s new ‘prime minister’
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By ALESSANDRO SPECIALE
c. 2013 Religion News Service

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Ahead of a major diplomatic push to try and prevent a U.S.-led attack on Syria, Pope Francis has named a veteran Vatican diplomat as his Secretary of State, the first major appointment of his six-month-old papacy. Francis on Saturday (Aug. 31) named Archbishop Pietro Parolin as the Vatican’s No. 2 official, a […]