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Pope appoints new undersecretary for relations with states

Camilleri replaces 'Vatileaks-linked' Balestrero

Pope appoints new undersecretary for relations with states

Vatican City, February 22 - Pope Benedict XVI on Friday appointed Monsignor Antonio Camilleri to replace Monsignor Ettore Balestrero as the new undersecretary for relations with states amid rumours of the latter's involvement in the recent so-called Vatileaks affair. Monsignor Camilleri previously served as nunciature counsellor in the same department. Monsignor Balestrero, a close aide of Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, oversaw relations between the Holy See and the controversial Vatican Bank (IOR) and headed up the Vatican delegation to the Council of Europe's MONEYVAL committee on financial transparency in its bid to join the 'white list' of states that respect international standards on combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism. He has been appointed apostolic nuncio to Colombia and archbishop of the city of Vittoriana. photo: Balestrero with then foreign minister Franco Frattini in 2009

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