Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New Vatican Secretary of State Reveals Foreign Policy Objectives
Posted on August 15, 2006

By Gerry O'Connell in Rome: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who takes over as the Holy See’s Secretary of State on September 15, has expressed strong views on the wars in Lebanon and Iraq, Islam and the crippling foreign debt of poor countries in his first interview since Pope Benedict appointed him to the key post.

He also spoke about the Third Secret of Fatima in a frank interview with Italy’s Catholic monthly magazine 30 Days. The 71-year-old Italian cardinal said he stands "four-square" behind Pope Benedict in his opposition to the war in the Lebanon, his appeals for an end to the hostilities and his denunciation of the killing of civilians and children.


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