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Cardinal Secretary of State: Quiz


Question 1: By the time of ________ the Secretary of State was always himself a Cardinal, and Pope Innocent XII abolished the office of Cardinal Nephew in 1692.
Pope Innocent XPope Clement XPope Alexander VIIPope Urban VIII

Question 2: Eugenio Pacelli (1930–1939) then elected ________
Pope John Paul IIPope Benedict XVIPope Paul VIPope Pius XII

Question 3: At this stage the secretary was a fairly minor functionary, the Vatican administration being led by the ________, the Pope's confidant usually taken from his family.
Pope Alexander VICardinal-nephewPope Pius XIICatholic Church

Question 4: The Cardinal Secretary is appointed by the ________, and serves as one of his principal advisors.
PopePope Benedict XVICatholic ChurchPope John Paul II

Question 5: The current Cardinal Secretary of State is ________ of Italy, who has served since 15 September 2006.
Pope John Paul IICardinal (Catholicism)Tarcisio BertonePope Benedict XVI

Question 6: The Cardinal Secretary of State—officially Secretary of State of His Holiness The Pope—presides over the Vatican Secretariat of State, which is the oldest and most important dicastery of the ________.
Roman Catholic theologyCatholic ChurchCatholicismRoman Curia

Question 7: As one of the senior offices in the ________, the Secretary is required to be a cardinal.
Pope Gregory IPopeCatholic ChurchPope John Paul II

Question 8: [1] The Cardinal Secretary is regarded as being in charge of the political and diplomatic activities of the ________ and is thus referred to as being the Holy See's "Prime Minister".
St. Peter's BasilicaPopeHoly SeeCatholic Church

Question 9: In 1968, ________'s apostolic constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae further enhanced the powers of the Secretary, placing him over all the other departments of the Roman Curia.
Pope John Paul IICatholic ChurchPope Pius XIPope Paul VI

Question 10: In 1973 Paul further broadened the Secretaryship by abolishing the ancient office of ________ and merging its functions into those of the Secretary.
Chancery of Apostolic BriefsPope Innocent XIPope Leo XPope Pius X


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