Vatican City, 25 November, 2019 / 5:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The personal secretary to Pope Francis will leave his position in December, after nearly seven years of service to the pope.
Msgr. Fabian Pedacchio, an Argentine priest, will return to duties at the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, where he had been working at the time of Pope Francis’ election, papal spokesman Matteo Bruni confirmed Nov. 25.
Pedacchio, a canon lawyer, had continued part-time duties at the Congregation for Bishops even while serving as an assistant to the pope.
Bruni said that the Pedacchio’s departure from the pope’s office is an ordinary administrative decision, and not personal, according to Argentine newspaper La Nacion.
The job, Bruni said, was “a temporary service, at the end of which another begins, neither a prize nor punishment, but the ordinary rotation of functions.”