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The Holy Father, in the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Secretary of State on 10 February 2020, decided to institute the John Paul I Vatican Foundation, with canonical and civil juridical character and with its headquarters at the Secretariat of State.

The purpose of the Foundation is the promotion and dissemination of knowledge of the thought, works, and example of Pope John Paul I.

The Foundation shall be governed by canon law, by laws in force in Vatican City and by the attached Statute, approved by the Supreme Pontiff and to be understood as an integral part of this act.

The Holy Father has additionally appointed, in accordance with and for the purposes of article 7 of the Statute, the President of the Foundation in the person of the undersigned Secretary of State.

From the Vatican, 17 February 2020

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State of His Holiness