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Benedict XVI - His Acts
|April 19, 2005||Election on 4th ballot of the Conclave|
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|April 21, 2005||
Appointed Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State
Confirmed "donec aliter provideatur" the cardinals and archbishops who head dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and the president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.
Confirmed Archbishop Leonardo Sandri as substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.
Confirmed Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo as secretary for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State.
Confirmed the current secretaries of dicasteries of the Roman Curia for the current five-year period.