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Tarcisio Bertone


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Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, S.D.B., is an Italian prelate and camerlengo of the Catholic Church since 2007. He served as the Vatican's secretary of state from 2006 to 2013, Archbishop of Genoa from 2002 to 2006, and Archbishop of Vercelli from 1991 to 1995. Bertone was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003; in 2008 he was named Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati. In 2007, Cardinal Bertone, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI, issued a response to Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan, signalling the Vatican's appreciation of the Common Word initiative and readiness to engage in dialogue. In addition, Bertone has attracted media attention with his statements on the book/film The Da Vinci Code and about linkages between homosexuality and child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. He is a member of Congregations for the Doctrine of the Faith; for the Clergy; for Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments; for the Oriental Churches; for Bishops; for the Evangelization of Peoples.