Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church: Cardinal Eduardo
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.
the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
President: Cardinal Lorenzo Antonetti
Secretary: Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli
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.
for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See
President: Archbishop Sergio Sebastiani
Secretary: Bishop Francesco Saverio Salerno
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
Prefect: Bishop James Michael Harvey
Adjunct Prefect: Bishop Stanislaw Dziwisz
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.
the Liturgical Celebrations
of the Supreme Pontiff
Master of Ceremonies: Bishop Piero 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
Director: Dr Joaquin Navarro-Valls
Vice-Director: Fr Ciro Benedettini, C.P.
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.
Bureau Chief: Dr Pietro Brunori
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.