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Secretariat of State

Dicastery of the Roman Curia

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Also known as: Staatssekretariat (Deutsch) / Secretaría de Estado (español) / Sécrétairerie d’État (français) / Segreteria di Stato (Italiano) / Sekretariat Stanu (polski) / Secretaria de Estado (Português) / 國務院 (中文) / 国務省 (日本語)

Address: Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano, 00120, Vatican City State

Phone: 06.69.88.39.13

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History

Documents: Documents (x 41)


Present Officials

Secretary of State (2013.08.31 [2013.10.15] – ...):ItalyCardinal Pietro Parolin (59)Cardinal Pietro Parolin (59)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela

President of Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe

President of Interdicasterial Commission on Particular Churches

Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Cardinal Protector of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy

Secretary for the Relations with States (2006.09.15 – ...):MoroccoArchbishop Dominique François Joseph Mamberti (62)Archbishop Dominique François Joseph Mamberti (62)

Titular Archbishop of Sagone

Secretary of Interdicasterial Commission for the Church in Eastern Europe

Undersecretary for the Relations with States (2013.02.22 – ...):MaltaMsgr. Antoine Camilleri (49)Msgr. Antoine Camilleri (49)

Member of Financial Security Committee

Substitute for General Affairs (2011.05.10 – ...):ItalyArchbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu (66)Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu (66)

Titular Archbishop of Roselle

Assessor for General Affairs (2009.07.16 – ...):United StatesMsgr. Peter Brian Wells (51)Msgr. Peter Brian Wells (51)

President of Financial Security Committee

Secretary of Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Institute for Works of Religion

Delegate for Pontifical Representations (2009.09.24 – ...):ItalyArchbishop Luciano Suriani (57)Archbishop Luciano Suriani (57)

Titular Archbishop of Amiterno

Head of Protocol (2012.11.14 – ...):CanadaMsgr. José Avelino Bettencourt (52)Msgr. José Avelino Bettencourt (52)

Past Officials

Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B. (79)Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B. (79) (2006.09.15 – 2013.08.31)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Angelo Sodano (86)Cardinal Angelo Sodano (86) (1991.06.29 – 2006.09.15)
Pro-Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Angelo Sodano (86)Cardinal Angelo Sodano (86) (1990.12.01 – 1991.06.29)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Agostino Casaroli (1979.07.01 – 1990.12.01)
Pro-Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Agostino Casaroli (1979.04.28 – 1979.07.01)
Secretary of State:FranceCardinal Jean-Marie Villot (1969.05.02 – 1979.03.09)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (1961.08.12 – 1969.05.08)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Domenico Tardini (1958.11.17 – 1961.07.30)
Pro-Secretary of State:ItalyMsgr. Domenico Tardini (later Cardinal) (1958.10.29 – 1958.11.17)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Luigi Maglione (1939.03.10 – 1944.08.22)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) (1930.02.09 – 1939.03.02)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Pietro Gasparri (1914.10.13 – 1930.02.07)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Domenico Ferrata (1914.09.04 – 1914.10.10)
Secretary of State:United KingdomCardinal Rafael Merry del Val y Zulueta (1903.11.12 – 1914.08.20)
Pro-Secretary of State:United KingdomCardinal Rafael Merry del Val y Zulueta (1903.08.04 – 1903.11.12)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro (1887.06.02 – 1902?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Lodovico Jacobini (1880.12.16 – 1887.02.28)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Lorenzo Nina (1878.08.09 – 1880.12.16)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Alessandro Franchi (1878.03.05 – 1878.07.31)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giovanni Simeoni (1876.12.18 – 1878.03.05?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Luigi Ciacchi (1848.03 – 1848.05.08)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giuseppe Bofondi (1848.02.01 – 1848.03.10)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Gabriele Ferretti (1847.07.17 – 1852.03.18)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Tommaso Pasquale Gizzi (1846.08.08 – 1849.06.03)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Luigi Lambruschini, B. (1836.01.12 – 1846.06.01)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Tommaso Bernetti (1831.08 – 1836.01.20)
Pro-Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Tommaso Bernetti (1831.02.21 – 1831.08)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giuseppe Albani (1829.03.31 – 1834.12.03)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giulio Maria Della Somaglia (1823 – 1828)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Ercole Consalvi (1814.05.19 – 1824.01.24)
Pro-Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Bartolomeo Pacca (1808.06.18 – 1814?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giulio Gabrielli (1808.03.26 – 1814.07.26)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Filippo Casoni (1806.06 – 1808.03)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Ercole Consalvi (1800.08.11 – 1806.06.17)
Secretary of State:NetherlandsCardinal Ignazio Busca (1796.08 – 1797.03.15)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Francesco Saverio De Zelada (1789.10.13 – 1796)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Luigi Maria Torregiani (1758.10.08 – 1777.01.06)
Secretary of State:NetherlandsCardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (1740.08 – 1747?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giuseppe Firrao (1733.10 – 1740.02.06)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Antonio Banchieri (1730 – 1733.09.16)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Nicolò Maria Lercari (1726.06.13 – 1757.03.21?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Fabrizio Paolucci (1724.06.06 – 1726.06.12)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giorgio Spínola (1721.05.10 – 1726?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Fabrizio Paolucci (1700.12.03 – 1721.03.19)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Alderano Cibo (1676.09.23 – 1689.08.12)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Francesco Nerli (1673.08 – ?)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Federico Borromeo (1670 – 1673)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Decio Azzolini (1667 – 1669)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Giulio Rospigliosi (later Pope Clement IX) (1655.04 – 1667.05.22)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Lorenzo Magalotti (1623.09 – 1628.05)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Tolomeo Gallio (1572 – 1585)
Secretary of State:ItalySaint Cardinal Carlo Borromeo (1560 – 1584.11.03)
Secretary of State:ItalyCardinal Girolamo Dandini (1555? – 1559.12.04)
Secretary for the Relations with States:ItalyCardinal Giovanni Lajolo (79)Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo (79) (later Cardinal) (2003.10.07 – 2006.09.15)
Secretary for the Relations with States:FranceCardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (71)Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran (71) (later Cardinal) (1990.12.01 – 2003.10.07)
Secretary for the Relations with States:ItalyCardinal Angelo Sodano (86)Archbishop Angelo Sodano (86) (later Cardinal) (1989.03.01 – 1990.12.01)
Pro-Secretary for Ordinary Affairs:ItalyBlessed Msgr. Giovanni Battista Montini (later Pope Paul VI) (1952.11.29 – 1954.11.01)
Undersecretary for the Relations with States:ItalyArchbishop Ettore Balestrero (47)Msgr. Ettore Balestrero (47) (later Archbishop) (2009.08.17 – 2013.02.22)
Undersecretary for the Relations with States:ItalyCardinal Pietro Parolin (59)Msgr. Pietro Parolin (59) (later Cardinal) (2002.11.30 – 2009.08.17)
Undersecretary for the Relations with States:ItalyArchbishop Celestino Migliore (62)Msgr. Celestino Migliore (62) (later Archbishop) (1995.12.16 – 2002.10.30)
Undersecretary for the Relations with States:ItalyArchbishop Claudio Maria Celli (73)Msgr. Claudio Maria Celli (73) (later Archbishop) (1990.12.01 – 1995.12.16)
Undersecretary for the Relations with States:FranceCardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (71)Msgr. Jean-Louis Tauran (71) (later Cardinal) (1989.03.01 – 1990.12.01)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyCardinal Fernando Filoni (68)Archbishop Fernando Filoni (68) (later Cardinal) (2007.06.09 – 2011.05.10)
Substitute for General Affairs:ArgentinaCardinal Leonardo Sandri (70)Archbishop Leonardo Sandri (70) (later Cardinal) (2000.09.16 – 2007.06.09)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyCardinal Giovanni Battista Re (80)Archbishop Giovanni Battista Re (80) (later Cardinal) (1989.12.12 – 2000.09.16)
Substitute for General Affairs:AustraliaCardinal Edward Idris Cassidy (90)Archbishop Edward Idris Cassidy (葛錫迪) (90) (later Cardinal) (1988.03.23 – 1989.12.12)
Substitute for General Affairs:SpainCardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo (87)Archbishop Eduardo Martínez Somalo (87) (later Cardinal) (1979.05.05 – 1988.03.23)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyArchbishop Giuseppe Caprio (高理耀) (later Cardinal) (1977.06.14 – 1979.04.28)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyArchbishop Giovanni Benelli (later Cardinal) (1967.06.29 – 1977.06.03)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyArchbishop Angelo Dell’Acqua, O.Ss.C.A. (later Cardinal) (1953.02.17 – 1967.06.26)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyBlessed Msgr. Giovanni Battista Montini (later Pope Paul VI) (1937.12.16 – 1952.11.29)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Domenico Tardini (later Cardinal) (1935.12.19 – 1937.12.16)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Alfredo Ottaviani (later Cardinal) (1929.06.07 – 1935.12.19)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Giuseppe Pizzardo (later Cardinal) (1921.05.07 – 1929.06.08)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Federico Tedeschini (later Cardinal) (1914.09.24 – 1921.03.31)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Nicola Canali (later Cardinal) (1908.03.21 – 1914.09.24)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Luigi Pallotti (later Cardinal) (1880.11.16 – 1882.10.29)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyArchbishop Giuseppe Berardi (later Cardinal) (1851.04.10 – 1868.03)
Substitute for General Affairs:ItalyMsgr. Vincenzo Santucci (later Cardinal) (1844.02.26 – 1850.07.11)
Substitute for General Affairs:NetherlandsMsgr. Francesco Capaccini (later Cardinal) (1831 – 1837)
Assessor for General Affairs:ItalyArchbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia (56)Msgr. Gabriele Giordano Caccia (56) (later Archbishop) (2002.12.17 – 2009.07.16)
Assessor for General Affairs:SpainArchbishop Pedro López Quintana (61)Msgr. Pedro López Quintana (61) (later Archbishop) (1998.02.07 – 2002.12.12)
Assessor for General Affairs:United StatesCardinal James Michael Harvey (65)Msgr. James Michael Harvey (65) (later Cardinal) (1997.07.22 – 1998.02.07)
Assessor for General Affairs:ArgentinaCardinal Leonardo Sandri (70)Msgr. Leonardo Sandri (70) (later Cardinal) (1992.04.02 – 1997.07.22)
Assessor for General Affairs:ItalyCardinal Crescenzio Sepe (71)Msgr. Crescenzio Sepe (71) (later Cardinal) (1987.10.10 – 1992.04.02)
Assessor for General Affairs:ItalyCardinal Giovanni Battista Re (80)Msgr. Giovanni Battista Re (80) (later Cardinal) (1979.12.01 – 1987.10.09)
Assessor for General Affairs:ItalyCardinal Giovanni Coppa (88)Msgr. Giovanni Coppa (88) (later Cardinal) (1975.11.19 – 1979.12.01)
Assessor for General Affairs:SpainCardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo (87)Msgr. Eduardo Martínez Somalo (87) (later Cardinal) (1970 – 1975.11.12)
Assessor for General Affairs:SpainMsgr. Sotero Sanz Villalba (later Archbishop) (1967 – 1970.07.16)
Vice-Assessor for General Affairs:ItalyCardinal Paolo Sardi (80)Msgr. Paolo Sardi (80) (later Cardinal) (1992 – 1996.12.10)
Chancellor of Apostolic Briefs:ItalyBishop Ernesto Camagni (1960 – 1966.07.14)
Chancellor of Apostolic Briefs:ItalyMsgr. Gildo Brugnola (1952 – 1960)
Chancellor of Apostolic Briefs:ItalyMsgr. Domenico Spada (1922 – 1949)
Chancellor of Apostolic Briefs:ItalyMsgr. Nicola Sebastiani (1914 – 1922)
Chancellor of Apostolic Briefs:ItalyMsgr. Federico Tedeschini (later Cardinal) (1908.10.20 – 1914.09.24)
Regent of Apostolic Briefs:ItalyMsgr. Gildo Brugnola (1949 – 1952)
Delegate for Pontifical Representations:ItalyArchbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (73)Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (73) (1998.04.04 – 2009.07.16)
Delegate for Pontifical Representations:ItalyCardinal Francesco Monterisi (80)Archbishop Francesco Monterisi (80) (later Cardinal) (1990.08.28 – 1998.03.07)
Head of office for special affairs:ItalyArchbishop Giampiero Gloder (56)Msgr. Giampiero Gloder (56) (later Archbishop) (2005 – 2013.09.21)
Head of Protocol:NigeriaArchbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu (54)Msgr. Fortunatus Nwachukwu (54) (later Archbishop) (2007.09.04 – 2012.11.12)
Head of Protocol:ItalyArchbishop Tommaso Caputo (64)Msgr. Tommaso Caputo (64) (later Archbishop) (1993.06.19 – 2007.09.03)
Head of Protocol:TunisiaMsgr. Domenico De Luca (later Archbishop) (1989 – 1993.05.22)
Head of Protocol:ItalyMsgr. Antonio Mauro (later Archbishop) (1963 – 1967.07.04)
Head of Protocol:ItalyMsgr. Igino Eugenio Cardinale (later Archbishop) (1961 – 1963.10.04)
Head of Protocol:ItalyMsgr. Carlo Grano (later Cardinal) (1945 – 1952)
Consultant of Justice:ItalyArchbishop Dino Staffa (later Cardinal) (1958 – 1967.04.07)
Consultant of Justice:ItalyMsgr. Francesco Roberti (later Cardinal) (1952 – 1958.12.15)
Consultant:FranceBishop Jacques Martin (later Cardinal) (1964.01.05 – 1967)
Secretary of Latin Letters:ItalyMsgr. Giuseppe Del Ton (1967.08.15 – 1972)
Secretary of Briefs:ItalyMsgr. Amleto Tondini (1967.08.15 – 1969.11.10)

as of 2014.10.30

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