Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, as Vatican  secretary of state. On Oct. 15 Archbishop Parolin will succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 78. CNS photo courtesy Paul Haring.

Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, as Vatican secretary of state. On Oct. 15 Archbishop Parolin will succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 78. Archbishop Parolin is pictured in a 2009 photo at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Aug. 31, 2013) See POPE-PAROLIN Aug. 31, 2013.

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