Pope Francisco assigns Parolin as Secretary of State
The Roman Curia is being subjected to severe changes under the command of the first Latin pope, Francisco.
The latest decision made by the Pope was the designation of Pietro Parolin as the new Secretary of State and his right hand.
Experts consulted say that this decision is “certainly a concrete sign of reform.”
Parolin, who at 58 became the youngest secretary of state since the time of Eugenio Pacelli, was never part of any lobby or group of power. It is considered by many bishops as a humble, integrated, intelligent, discreet, professional and very spiritual person, features that surely resembles to Jorge Bergoglio.
“He is a man of dialogue, capable of building bridges, very spiritual, professionally competent and loyal to the church,” said the European former ambassador to the Holy See. “It’s the best combination of priest and diplomat I ever saw,” said another.
In recent months, the Pope said that it was a priority to reform the central government of the church, to make it transparent, efficient and agile. That is why he has created several committees to review the Vatican bank, the economy and finance of the small state.