On Jan. 28 2012, the Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone met the heads of the Roman Curia congregations and discussed with them a document he had sent them in advance, so that everybody could be aware of the topics and could eventually make his own remarks. It would make sense to read that document once again now, when Cardinal Bertone is preparing to step down and his post is going to be taken over by Archbishop Pietro Parolin on Oct. 15.
The 14-page document is full of clarifications on the basis of Church law and good practices. Sometimes the points could be seen as trivialities. But they were not. In that document, Cardinal Bertone underlined the need to...READ MORE