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His Eminence Tarcisio Bertone SDB
Cardinal Secretary of State emeritus
Appointed 15 September 2006
Reign ended 15 October 2013
Predecessor Angelo Sodano
Successor Pietro Parolin
Other posts Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (2008–present)
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (2007–2014)
Ordination 1 July 1960
Consecration 1 August 1991
by Albino Mensa
Created Cardinal 21 October 2003
Rank Cardinal-Bishop
Personal details
Birth name Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone
Born 2 December 1934 (1934-12-02) (age 85)
Romano Canavese, Kingdom of Italy
Nationality Italian
Previous post
  • Archbishop of Vercelli (1991–1995)
  • Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1995–2002)
  • Archbishop of Genoa (2002–2006)
  • Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Auxiliatrice in via Tuscolana (2003–2008)
  • Cardinal Secretary of State (2006–2013)
  • Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (2007–2014)
Motto Fidem custodire, concordiam servare (Protect faith, preserve unity)
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Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone SDB (born 2 December 1934) is an Italian prelate and a Vatican diplomat. He was a cardinal of the Catholic Church, he served as Archbishop of Vercelli from 1991 to 1995, as Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) was Prefect, Archbishop of Genoa from 2002 to 2006, and as Cardinal Secretary of State from 2006 to 2013.

Bertone was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003. On 10 May 2008, he was named Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati. He was thought to be a candidate to replace Benedict XVI.

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