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Secretary of State

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with conducting foreign relations. The secretary is responsible for advising the president on foreign policy, assisting American businesses abroad, and overseeing U.S. embassies. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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But the real change came with the Secretariat of State attaining elevated prominence in the Curia: Paul VI abolished medieval and early modern bodies such as the Dataria and the Apostolic Chancery and put the cardinal secretary of state in charge of the Council for the Public Affairs of the Church.
Among the witness expected to be called are Gabriele, Monsignor Carlo Polvani, Sciarpelletti's superior in the Secretariat of State, Major William Kloter, the deputy commander of the Swiss Guards, and two Vatican security officials, including the commander of the police force, Domenico Giani.
Banach, considered to be a "rising star" in Rome, will serve as nunciature counselor at the Secretariat of State as the Holy See's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization.
In a letter to the conferees, the Vatican Secretariat of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, wrote that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, "trusts that the Dallas Conference will advance cooperation and dialogue among various groups engaged in scientific research on the Shroud.
Moreover, only the lucky personnel at the Secretariat of State have offices with ceilings etched by Raphael.
on June 23 announced the approval of the key Environmental Permit for the Cerro de Maimon mine from the Secretariat of State of Environment and Natural Resources for the Dominican Republic.
Kent faults Pius XII for being axiomatically anti-Communist, to the point where he missed opportunities to advance the interests of the Church, and for following the advice of the staunchly anti-Communist group within the Vatican Curia, led by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and others, instead of the more reasonable counsel of Giovanni Battista Montini, the Substitute in the Secretariat of State, who argued for some kind of Ostpolitik, and who eventually implemented such a policy himself when he became Pope Paul VI.
The Secretariat of State for the Economy has said Mexico would not compromise in negotiations with Japan over the five products as its exports to Japan, particularly of orange juice, have a good track record despite their low market share in the country.
Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano, 73, holds the most senior post in the Secretariat of State, the equivalent of the Cabinet office.
Maghreb-Machrek goes back 170 issues to 1964, when it was founded by representatives of the French government -- and notably the Quai d'Orsay and the Secretariat of State for Algerian Affairs.
There are private notes and memoranda produced by the Secretariat of State and its top officials, an entire volume in German consists of Pius XII's letters to the German episcopate during the war, which provides direct insight into his state of mind.
News & World Report, an article was published that suggests a soon-to-be-released Argentine government report has confirmed the involvement of the Vatican in seeking Latin American visas for fleeing Nazis, many made by the Vatican Secretariat of State.

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