Vicar General for Vatican City

Vicar General of His Holiness for Vatican City
Italian: Vicario Generale di Sua Santità per la Città del Vaticano
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Angelo Comastri

since 5 February 2005
TypeVicar general
Reports toThe Pope
AppointerThe Pope
Unofficial namesVicar General for Vatican City

The Vicar General of His Holiness for Vatican City[1] is the vicar general for the pope for the part of the Diocese of Rome that lies within the Vatican City.


As vicar general, he is the highest official for the ecclesiastical administration, spiritual and material, of the area entrusted to him. Since this area has very few residents, his responsibility concerns primarily visitors to the Vatican.

The parallel responsibility for the main part of the Diocese of Rome is entrusted to the Vicar General for Rome.

Vicars General for Vatican City[edit]

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  1. ^ His title, as given, for instance, in the Annuario Pontificio (page 1384 of the 2013 edition) does not mention Vatican City State.

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