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Considering the need to guarantee a more rational organization of the economic and financial information of the Holy See and to digitize the models and underlying procedures, thereby guaranteeing the simplification of the activities and the efficacy of controls, as they are fundamental for the proper functioning of the Organisms of the Roman Curia; in anticipation of the function exercised for this purpose by the Office denominated Data Processing Center (CED), currently headquartered at the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA)

the Supreme Pontiff Francis

has ordered the following

1. Responsibility over the ced shall be transferred from APSA to the Secretariat for the Economy (SPE), under terms established by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the former, represented by the President, H.E. Bishop Nunzio Galantino, and the latter, represented by the Prefect, the most Rev. Fr Juan Antonio Guerrero, SJ;

2. the Officials and Staff responsible for and in charge of the CED shall pass from employment by APSA to that of the SPE, except for those who, through mutual agreement and for greater convenience, may remain under the employ of APSA;

3. the Prefect of the SPE shall provide for the reorganization of the service, guaranteeing to APSA whatever is necessary for the fulfilment of its institutional duties.

The Holy Father has established that this provision shall be promulgated by publication in the 20 May edition of L’Osservatore Romano, entering into force on 1 June 2020.

From the Vatican, 11 May 2020

+Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

*L' Osservatore Romano, weekly edition, n.22, 29/05/2020