The Grand Master presented to HH the Pope

The Grand Master presented to HH the Pope      
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His Royal Highness the Infante D. Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master of the Order, has been presented to His Holiness the Pope Benedict XVI by HM the King of Spain on the occasion of the World Family Forum in Valencia, July 2006.

Cardinal Bertone was born 2 December 1934 in Romano Canavese, Piedmont. He entered the Salesian order in 1950, and was ordained in 1960. The holder of a doctorate in Canon law, entitled The Governance of the Church in the Thought of Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) [1]. Bertone has taught extensively on the subject, and was appointed Rector of the Pontifical Salesian University (where he himself had studied) in 1989.

In 1991, Bertone was appointed Archbishop of Vercelli by Pope John Paul II; he held that post until his resignation in 1995, when he was named Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a position within the Roman Curia. He was appointed Archbishop of Genoa in 2002 and elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2003, being associated as Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana.

 

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