• Pope names Venezuelan prelate to key position in secretariat of state

    Pope names Venezuelan prelate to key position in secretariat of state

    • Aug 15, 2018

    After months of leaving the “sostituto,” or deputy, post at the Vatican Secretariat of State vacant, Pope Francis Wednesday tapped Venezuelan Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra for the position – a man who has an extensive background in areas close to the pope’s heart, including advocating for human rights.