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Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State

Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
Coat of arms or logo
Seats 7
Selection by the Pope
Last election
1 June 2013[1]
Meeting place
Palace of the Governorate
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Vatican City

The Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State (Italian: Pontificia Commissione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano) is the legislative body of Vatican City.[2] It consists of President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State, who is also President of the Pontifical Commission, and six other Cardinals appointed by the pope for five year terms.[2]


  • Description 1
  • Members 2
    • Former Members 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Pontifical Commission was created in 1939 by Pius XII. Laws and regulations proposed by the Commission must be submitted to the pope through the Secretariat of State prior to being made public and taking effect.[2] Laws, regulations, and instructions enacted by the Commission are published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.[3]

In addition to his legislative role, the President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State, who since 1 October 2011 has been Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, has been delegated executive authority for the Vatican City State by the pope.


Since 2011, the members of the Pontifical Commission are:

Former Members

See also


  1. ^ "Pontifical Acts - 1 June 2013". Vatican Information Services (VIS). Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c  
  3. ^ "Legislative and executive bodies".  
  4. ^ "Vatican City State".  

External links

  • Vatican City State
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