COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

 

Pontifical Commission for the
Cultural Heritage of the Church

President: Archbishop Francesco Marchisano
Secretary: Fr Carlo Chenis, S.D.B.
Undersecretary: Fr Lino Piano, S.S.C.


Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology

President: Archbishop Francesco Marchisano
Secretary: Prof. Fabrizio Bisconti


Pontifical Biblical Commission

President: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Secretary: Fr Albert Vanhoye, S.J.


Pontifical Commission for the Revision
and Emendation of the Vulgate

Director: Fr. Jean Mallet, OSB


Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei

President: Cardinal Angelo Felici
Actuary: Mons. Camille Perl

The goals of the commission are to collaborate with bishops, with the dicasteries of the Roman Curia and with other interested circles in order to facilitate the full ecclesial communion of priests, seminarians, communities or individual men and women religious linked, to date, in various ways, to the Fraternity founded by Msgr. Lefebvre who desire to remain united to the Successor of Peter in the Catholic Church


International Theological Commission

President: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
General Secretary: Fr Georges Marie Martin Cottier, O.P.


Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

President: Cardinal Edouard Gagnon
Secretary: Fr Ferdinand Pratzner, S.S.S.


Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences

President: Mons. Walter Brandmuller
Secretary: Fr Vittorino Grossi, O.S.A.


Committee for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000

President: Cardinal Roger Etchegaray
General Secretary: Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe


Pontifical Swiss Guard

Captain Commandant: Colonel Pius Segmuller
Lieutenant: Lt. Colonel Elmar Theodor Mader

The main purpose of the guards is the protection of the Pope.  The Guard is required to be fully versed in the most modern techniques of security and protection.


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