Tarcisio Bertone

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Tarcisio Bertone

Italian prelate and diplomat add

Category: Politics

Born in 1934.

Countries: Italy (45%), (13%), Zambia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II

Linked to: Christian Democratic Party, College of Cardinals, Italian People's Party, Pontifical Lateran University




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Tarcisio Bertone was born in 1934 add something


He professed his vows as a member of the Salesians on 3 December 1950, and was ordained a priest by Archbishop Albino Mensa on 1 July 1960 add something


He served as Professor of Special Moral Theology at the Pontifical Salesian University from 1967 until his appointment as Professor of Canon Law in 1976, a post he held until 1991 add something


He was a visiting professor of Public Ecclesiastical Law at the Institute Utriusque Iuris of the Pontifical Lateran University in 1978 add something


He assisted with the revision of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, and undertook pastoral work in parishes add something


In 1988 he was appointed to a group of experts that assisted Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in negotiations with the then-excommunicated Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre add something


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 add something


On 4 July 1991, Bertone was appointed Archbishop of Vercelli by Pope John Paul II add something


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 add something


In the Jubilee Year 2000, Cardinal Bertone was entrusted by John Paul II with the publication of the third part of the secret of Fatima add something


He was commissioned by Pope John Paul II to assist Emmanuel Milingo, Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka , Zambia, in returning to the Catholic Church in 2001 add something


Appointed Archbishop of Genoa on 10 December 2002 and installed on 2 February 2003, Bertone was elevated to the College of Cardinals in the consistory of 21 October 2003, as Cardinal-Priest of "Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana" add something


Bertone was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003 add something


Bertone was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI add something


On 15 March 2005, Bertone was in the news for "breaking the Church's silence" and sharply criticizing Dan Brown's 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code", saying the book was "shameful and unfounded lies", and that believers should boycott the book add something


In 2006, the NBC news program "Dateline" described his statement as "a high-ranking Vatican Cardinal called for a boycott of the film add something


On 22 June 2006, Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Bertone to replace Angelo Sodano as the Cardinal Secretary of State, assuming the office on 15 September of that same year. on 26 June 2006 Cardinal Bertone was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic add something


On 16 September 2006, Cardinal Bertone, after only one day in his job as Cardinal Secretary of State, released a declaration explaining that the "position of the Pope concerning Islam is unequivocally that expressed by the conciliar document Nostra Aetate" and that "the Pope's option in favour of inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is equally unequivocal add something


Cardinal Bertone suggested in December 2006 that the Holy See "could, in future, field a team that plays at the top level, with Roma, Internazionale, Genoa and Sampdoria add something


On 5 December 2006, Patriarch Alexius II accused the Holy See of an "extremely unfriendly policy" when he said that the Catholic Church was poaching converts in Orthodox lands in Russia and other ex-Soviet republics add something


Angelo Bagnasco - Following the resignation of Tarcisio Bertone, Bagnasco was appointed Archbishop of Genoa on 29 August 2006


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.


On 31 March 2007, Cardinal Bertone confirmed Pope Benedict's impending publication of the long-expected "motu proprio" extending the indult for the celebration of the Tridentine Mass in an interview with the French newspaper "Le Figaro" add something


On 4 April 2007, Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Bertone as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church add something


On 5 June 2007, at a conference announcing the release of a new biography of Pope Pius XII, Bertone defended Pius against claims of indifference toward the Jews during The Holocaust add something


Kurt Koch - On 27 June 2007, Bishop Koch, along with several other Catholic prelates, attended a briefing from Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone at the Apostolic Palace on Pope Benedict XVI's impending "motu proprio" allowing wider celebration of the Tridentine Mass


Vincenzo Di Mauro - He was ordained a Bishop by Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and Marian Jaworski on 29 September 2007


Tommaso Caputo - He was ordained as a Bishop by Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinals Tarcisio Bertone and Marian Jaworski on 29 September 2007


On 10 May 2008, he was named Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati add something


The duties of the Camerlengo are largely confined to administration during the vacancy of the Holy See. On 10 May 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati add something


On 14 January 2009, Cardinal Bertone suggested that the Church would consider taking much stronger action against drug dealers add something


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


As recently as Easter 2010, Bertone has publicly blamed the child sex scandal on homosexual infiltration of the clergy, contrary to the findings of a report from 2003 commissioned by the Holy See, which found no causal link add something


In February 2010 President Lech Kaczy?ski of Poland conferred on the cardinal the country's highest decoration for foreign nationals, the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Poland, "for the lofty merits acquired in the development of the collaboration between the Republic of Poland and the Holy See and for the work carried out in favor of the Church in Poland add something


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 add something


Cardinal Bertone served as Camerlengo following Benedict XVI's resignation on 28 February 2013 and until the election of Pope Francis, he served temporarily as the administrator of the Holy See and acting head of state of the Vatican City State add something


He was considered a contender to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on 28 February 2013 add something


His retirement as Secretary of State was announced on 31 August 2013 and effective on 15 October add something


Pietro Parolin - On 31 August 2013 Pope Francis announced the appointment of Archbishop Parolin as Secretary of State, replacing Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone


Cardinal Bertone is eligible to vote in any future conclaves that begins before his 80th birthday on 2 December 2014 add something


He can hold these memberships until his 80th birthday on 2 December 2014 add something


Pope Francis named Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran to replace Cardinal Bertone as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church on 20 December 2014 add something


Jean-Louis Tauran - Pope Francis named Tauran to replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church on 20 December 2014


In an interview carried out in 2015 he said that he was not suprisied by the resignation of Pope Benedict, "I had guessed it, but put it out my thoughts add something


Cardinal Naguib himself turned 80 on March 18, 2015 leaving Cardinal al-Rahi as the sole cardinal-elector from the order of cardinal-bishops add something


On 13 July 2017, the Tribunal of the Vatican City State charged Giuseppe Profiti, former president of the hospital, and Massimo Spina, its former treasurer, with illicitly using 422,000 euros belonging to the hospital's foundation to renovate the apartment add something


Their trial will start on 18 July 2017 and that no charges have been filed against either Bertone, the Castelli Re construction company or its owner, Gianantonio Bandera, a longtime Bertone associate who pocketed nearly a quarter-million euros for the whole project add something


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 add something


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 add something