Religion: Red Hat for the Right-Hand Man

When the man who was to become Pope Paul VI was serving as the No. 2 official at the Vatican Secretariate of State back in 1948, he chose shrewd, witty Giovanni Benelli as his right-hand man. Four years after assuming the papal throne in 1963, Paul installed Benelli in his own former job at State, and ever since then Benelli has been the tireless "executive director" of the Vatican.

Last week Paul announced that he would elevate Benelli to the College of Cardinals at a consistory on June 27 and appoint him the new Archbishop...

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