Thank you very much. Many heartfelt thanks. Many thanks”. With these words Pope Francis greeted the personnel of his Secretariat of State, whose offices he visited on Friday, 12 April.
Around 10 a.m. he went the Hall of the Library to meet with all of the personnel of the two sections. In total there were about 300 people. Not only priests but men and women religious, lay women and men. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, greeted the Holy Father briefly, explaining the work of those who work in the Secretariat of State, also known as “the Secretariat of the Pope”. After thanking the Cardinal, the Pontiff imparted the blessing and greeted each staff member personally.