"The president of the Community of Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, welcomes the appointment of Mons. Pietro Parolin as the new Secretary of State, as a sign of pastoral style impressed by Pope Francis to the government of the Church. Man of patient dialogue, exemplary priest, trained in the great diplomatic tradition of the Holy See, mons. Parolin seems the person best suited to work with the pope in the task, which he himself indicated, of 'walking, constructing-building and confessing'.”
"To the new Secretary of State, with whom the Community of Sant'Egidio has worked in his various assignments in Rome and in the diplomatic missions, in particular on the issues of peace and dialogue among people and cultures, the congratulations of the Community and the assurance of a sincere collaboration in the service to the Gospel and the Church."