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Pope Francis' Address to Diplomatic Corps

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address this morning during an audience in the Sala Regia with the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. It followed an address given to Pope Francis on behalf of the diplomats by the dean of the corps, Ambassador Jean-Claude Michel of Monaco. 

Retirement Ceremony of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

At 12 o’clock today the ceremony of retirement from the office of Secretary of State of H.E. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone took place in the Library of the State Secretariat in the presence of Superiors and Officials. The new Secretary of State, H.E. Monsignor Pietro Parolin, will take possession of his new office in a few weeks, because of a small surgical intervention he has had to undergo.