By Vatican News staff writer
The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that with the promulgation of the Statute for the Fabbrica di San Pietro, "the mandate of the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Mario Giordana, and of the Commission that assisted him in this task has come to an end."
Following the Motu Proprio “On transparency, control and competition in the procedures for awarding public contracts of the Holy See and Vatican City State,” signed in June 2020, Pope Francis had appointed Archbishop Giordana as Special Commissioner, entrusting him “with the task of updating the statutes, clarifying the administration and reorganising the administrative and technical offices of the Fabbrica,” a task completed over nine months.
The Fabbrica is led by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St Peter’s Basilica and vicar general of Vatican City State. It is the entity that manages all of the works necessary for the construction and artistic creation and restoration of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
"The application of the new Statute,” the Press Office notes, “will be the responsibility of Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, who begins his assignment as Archpriest of the Basilica starting this Holy Week."
The Pope appointed Franciscan Cardinal Gambetti, the Custodian of the Sacred Convent in Assisi, on 20 February last.