Fabric of Saint Peter

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The Fabric of Saint Peter (Latin : Reverenda Fabrica Sancti Petri, Italian : Fabbrica di San Pietro) is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for the conservation and maintenance of St. Peter's Basilica and exercising vigilance over its sacred character and the organization of visitors. While it is not part of the Roman Curia, the 1988 apostolic constitution Pastor bonus recognizes it as "closely associated with the Holy See". [1] The Fabric has existed under various names and varying responsibilities since 1523, when Pope Clement VII established a commission to build and administer the Basilica.

On 29 June 2020, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Mario Giordana, a veteran papal diplomat, to lead a commission to reform the Fabric's administration. As Extraordinary Commissioner he is to "modernize and reorganize ... administrative and technical offices, improve transparency, and update the statutes" of the Fabric. [2] [3]

Presidents of the Fabric of Saint Peter

The Archpriest of the Basilica is customarily the President of the Fabric.

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References

  1. John Paul II (28 June 1988). "Pastor Bonus". Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  2. "Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 30.06.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. O'Connell, Gerard (1 July 2020). "Vatican prosecutors investigate administration of St. Peter's Basilica complex". America. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  4. 1 2 Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LXXV. 1983. p. 342. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  5. 1 2 Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). LXXXIII. 1991. p. 631.
  6. 1 2 "Rinunce e Nomine, 24.04.2002" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 24 April 2002. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  7. 1 2 "Rinunce e Nomine, 05.02.2005" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 5 February 2005. Retrieved 30 June 2020.