Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State


Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State

Infobox Parliament
name = Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
coa_pic = Coat of arms of the Holy See.svg
session_room = Roma-villa.jpg
house_type = Unicameral
leader1_type = President
leader1 = Giovanni Cardinal Lajolo
members = 7
meeting_place = Palace of the Governorate
website = http://www.vaticanstate.va/
The Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State (Italian: "Pontificia Commissione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano") is the legislative body of Vatican City. It consists of Cardinals appointed to five year terms by the pope.cite web | url=http://www.vaticanstate.va/NR/rdonlyres/3F574885-EAD5-47E9-A547-C3717005E861/2522/FundamentalLaw1.pdf | title=Fundamental Law of Vatican City State | author=Pope John Paul II | date=26 November, 2000 | accessdate=2007-08-12 | publisher=Vatican City State ]

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. Laws, regulations, and instructions enacted by the commission are published in the "Acta Apostolicae Sedis".cite web | url=http://www.vaticanstate.va/EN/State_and_Government/StateDepartments/Legislative_and_executive_bodies.htm | title=Legislative and executive bodies | publisher=Vatican City State | accessdate=2007-08-12 ]

The Commission is led by a president, currently Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo of Italy. In addition to his legislative role, the president is delegated executive authority for the state by the pope.

Members

*Giovanni Cardinal Lajolo, Cardinal President
*Giovanni Battista Cardinal Re
*José Cardinal Saraiva Martins
*Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran
*Renato Raffaele Cardinal Martino
*Attilio Cardinal Nicora
*Leonardo Cardinal Sandri cite web | url=http://www.vaticanstate.va/EN/State_and_Government/Structure_Governorate/Organizational_Chart/organigramma_stato.htm | title=Vatican City State | publisher=Vatican City State | accessdate=2008-06-01 ]

References

External links

* [http://www.vaticanstate.va/EN/homepage.htm Vatican City State]
* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/romancuria/dv1.htm Giga-Catholic Information]


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