OFFICES


Apostolic Camera

Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B.
Vice-Camerlengo: Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata

The Apostolic Camera is presided over by the cardinal chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church, assisted by the vice-chamberlain together with certain prelates chamberlain. It chiefly exercises the function which is given to it in the special law on the vacancy of the Apostolic See.


Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

President: Archbishop-Bishop Domenico Calcagno
Secretary: Msgr. Luigi Mistò

This Office is competent to administer the goods proper to the Holy See, the income from which is destined to support the expenditures necessary for the functions of the Roman Curia.
Extraordinary Section: Handles the duties committed to it by the Sovereign Pontiff.


Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See

President: Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi
Secretary: Bishop Lucio Ángel Vallejo Balda

The Prefecture has the function of supervising and governing the administration of goods which belong to the Holy See or is in charge of, no matter what kind of autonomy they may perhaps enjoy. This is directed by a Commission of three Cardinals and coordinates and watches over the administration of the possessions of the Holy See. It receives the reports on the receipts and disbursements of the Church's goods and the various budgets.


Prefecture of the Papal Household

Prefect: Archbishop Georg Gänswein
Regent: Father Leonardo Sapienza, R.C.I.

The Prefecture looks after the internal order of the pontifical household and supervises everything which pertains to discipline and service either by clergy or laity who constitute the pontifical chapel and family. It is in charge of the Apostolic Palace and is at the service of the Holy Father, both there and wherever he goes. It arranges audiences with His Holiness and supervises papal ceremonies other than the strictly liturgical.


Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

Master of Ceremonies: Mons. Guido Marini

This Office prepares whatever is necessary for liturgical and other sacred celebrations which are carried out by the Supreme Pontiff or in his name and, in keeping with existing prescription of liturgical law.


Press Office of the Holy See

Director: Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J.
Vice-Director: Doctor Angelo Scelzo

The Press Office coordinates press contacts and publishes official news regarding the activities of the Holy Father and those of the different departments of the Holy See. Speeches, messages and various documents, as well as the position statements issued by the director, are published in their entirety.

Vatican Information Service

Bureau Chief: Doctor Miguel Castellví Villaescusa

The V.I.S. is an information service of the Holy See Press Office which furnishes information on the pastoral and magisterial activity of the Holy Father and the Holy See. It deals primarily with the acts and nominations of the Holy Father; syntheses of his homilies and speeches, presentations and communications relative to documents written by the Holy Father or departments of the Apostolic See, Holy See activities (congregations, councils, synods, etc.); and communiqués and positions taken by the Holy See normally made public through the Press Office.

Central Office of Church Statistics

Head: Monsignor Vittorio Formenti

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