Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Cardinal Bertone heads for the exit door

Vatican City, the resignation of Bertone nears
The Secretary of State is ready to leave. Bergoglio undecided.

After Joseph Ratzinger, another big player in the Church had decided to resign. As reported by Dagospia, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone announced over the weekend that as of June 2, he wishesto leave his post as Secretary of State of the Vatican after pressure received from the Commission consisting of eight cardinals appointed by Pope Francis.

Pope wants more collegiality.
The intent of the Committee is to achieve greater collegiality in the government of the Church. Bergoglio, however, has not yet decided whether to accept the resignation by making the news public, or wait a few more weeks to arrange a change of leadership in a more gentle and quiet manner.

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