Knowledge Identifier: +Tarcisio_Bertone
Born in 1934.
Countries: Italy (45%), (13%), Zambia (6%)
Linked to: Christian Democratic Party, College of Cardinals, Italian People's Party, Pontifical Lateran University
He was a visiting professor of Public Ecclesiastical Law at the Institute Utriusque Iuris of the Pontifical Lateran University in 1978
A cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, he currently serves as Cardinal Secretary of State and Camerlengo, having previously served as Archbishop of Vercelli from 1991 to 1995, as Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, when Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was Prefect, and Archbishop of Genoa from 2002 to 2006
He held this post until his resignation in 1995 upon being named Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Cardinal Ratzinger, who would later become Pope Benedict XVI
Bertone was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI
John Magee (bishop) - In an interview published on the Italian Catholic daily "Avvenire" on 26 October 2006, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone criticised the image that the programme presented of Pope John Paul I.
Gordon Gekko - On July 28, 2009, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone cited Gekko's "Greed is good" slogan in a speech to the Italian senate, saying that the free market had been replaced by a "greed market", and blamed such a mentality for the 2007-2008 financial crisis
On 13 February 2013, at the last public Mass of Pope Benedict XVI before his resignation would take effect on 28 February, Cardinal Bertone praised Pope Benedict, "We would not be honest, Your Holiness, if we said that this evening there is not a hint of sadness in our hearts
Jean-Louis Tauran - Pope Francis named Tauran to replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church on 20 December 2014
On February 15, 2018, Pope Francis ordering Vatican officials and bishops to lead simple lives and renounce any desire for power after they retire from senior positions A number of Vatican officials and bishops, including Bertone, had come under fire in recent years for holding on to luxuries, such as large apartments and in some cases even police escorts, after they leave office
On May 28, 2019, a letter from September 2008 was published which revealed that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick told Bertone that he had slept while adult seminaries, while denying sexual relations