By Jim Fair
Following the recent promulgation of the Motu Proprio “On transparency, control, and competition in the procedures for awarding public contracts of the Holy See and Vatican City State”, the Holy Father, on June 29, 2020, appointed the Apostolic Nuncio His Excellency Archbishop Mario Giordana as Extraordinary Commissioner for the Fabric of Saint Peter, entrusting him with the task of updating the Statutes, clarifying the administration and reorganizing the administrative and technical offices of the Fabric. The Commissioner will be assisted in this delicate task by a commission.
This decision also follows a report from the offices of the Auditor General, which this morning led to the acquisition of documents and electronic equipment at the technical and administrative offices of the Fabric of Saint Peter. This latter operation was authorized by decree of the Promoter of Justice of the Tribunal, Gian Piero Milano, and the deputy, Alessandro Diddi, after informing the Secretariat of State.
The Fabric of Saint Peter (in Latin, Reverenda Fabrica Sancti Petri) is the institution created for the management of all the works necessary for the building and artistic construction of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The Fabric is entrusted with the complex management of the largest church in the world and the structures on the adjacent territory.
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