Vatican Telephone Service
Telephone Service of the
Vatican State is responsible for the study, installation and
management of the telecommunications infrastructure of the Vatican. It has been run since 5th July
1948 by devout members of the religious order of the Society of St Paul (la Società S.Paolo),
employs over 30 laymen, a few priests and numerous nuns (suore Pie Discepole del Divin Maestro) who, on
account of their distinct qualities of seriousness, reserve and in-depth knowledge of foreign
languages are employed as operators in the day-to-day running manual switchboard..
The Telephone Service is currently managed by Br. Andrea Mellini and has been governed in the
past by Don Paolo Marzilli and Don Salvatore Carolla, Don Lorenzo Manfredi and Brother Domenico Molino.
Please select here for a brief history of the Vatican Central Telephone Exchange or for information
Vatican Telephone Cards .