Tarcisio Bertone facts for kids
|His Eminence Tarcisio Bertone SDB|
|Cardinal Secretary of State emeritus|
|Appointed||15 September 2006|
|Reign ended||15 October 2013|
|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|
|Birth name||Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone|
|Born||2 December 1934
Romano Canavese, Kingdom of Italy
|Motto||Fidem custodire, concordiam servare (Protect faith, preserve unity)|
|Coat of arms|
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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