Pope preparing key Vatican reshuffle: reports

New Straits Times

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is preparing to replace the Vatican’s powerful Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone in a key reshuffle for his papacy, Italian media reported on Friday, citing anonymous Vatican sources.

Bertone has held the post, considered a deputy to the pope, since 2006 and has proved a divisive figure in the Roman Catholic Church’s central administration.

A series of leaks carried out by former pope Benedict XVI’s butler last year revealed infighting between factions supporting and opposing the now 78-year-old Bertone.

He has been criticised for alleged mistakes, poor choices in appointments and favouritism.

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