Waiting for a new deputy at the Vatican Secretariat of State
Vatican City, Aug 9, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families will be likely his first international trip not to include the “sostituto,” or deputy, of the Vatican Secretariat of State among the papal entourage.
Since the former “sostituto”, Giovanni Angelo Becciu, was created cardinal and promoted to lead the Congregation for the Cause of Saints in May, the position has been vacant.
The pope was expected to fill the position once Becciu’s mandate formally ended at the end of June, but he did not do that.
Now that the trip to Ireland is