VATICAN — Pope Francis appointed Father Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, a member of the Legionaries of Christ, to be the new secretary general of the Governorate of Vatican city state.
The position is the Vatican’s No. 2 administrator, and it was vacated last Saturday, Aug. 24, when Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca was transferred to the Apostolic Signatura.
Father Vérgez will serve under the president of the Vatican City governorate, Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello.
Vérgez was previously the director of the Vatican’s papal telecommunications office for five years prior to his new appointment.
He has not been appointed as a titular bishop, which is customary for the position, possibly signaling a new...READ MORE