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Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 16.06.2020

Designation of the members of the “Pontifical Commission for activities in the healthcare sector of public legal persons of the Church

His Eminence the Cardinal Secretary of State, by virtue of the mandate conferred on him by the Holy Father Francis, on 1 June 2020, has appointed the new members of the “Pontifical Commission for activities of the health sector of the public legal persons of the Church” for the three-year period June 2020 - June 2023.

The Holy Father Francis confirmed in the office of President of the Pontifical Commission, Msgr. Luigi Mistò, president of the Health Care Fund (FAS) of the Holy See.

The following were then appointed as members of the Commission:

1) Reverend Segundo Tejado Muñoz, under-secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development;

2) Professor Renato Balduzzi, full professor of constitutional law at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan;

3) Professor Giovanni Barbara, professor of commercial law, lawyer;

4) Professor Saverio Capolupo, tax magistrate;

5) Dr. Fabrizio Celani, national President of the Catholic Association of Healthcare Workers;

6) Dr. Maurizio Gallo, entrepreneur in the consulting and institutional relations sector.

At the same time, the Reverend Don Marco Belladelli, ecclesiastical assistant of the Catholic Union of Italian Pharmacists, was appointed as director of the Commission Office, with the right to participate, with voice and vote, in the activities of the Commission.

Sister Annunziata Remossi, O.M.V.F., official of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, was confirmed as Secretary of the Commission.

The Commission may avail itself of occasional or permanent advice from technicians and managers in the sector, bearing in mind previous experiences; delegate part of its functions to one or more members; and create Sub-Commissions.

These appointments have a three-year term.

On the occasion of the appointment, the Cardinal Secretary of State His Eminence Pietro Parolin expressed his deep gratitude to the outgoing members of the Commission for the service rendered with competence and generous availability and, reiterating their necessity and value at the present moment in the life of the Church, took the trouble to outline indications and suggestions for starting a new phase of the activity of the Pontifical Commission itself, so that it may place itself more and more authoritatively and effectively at the service of the world of Catholic health care and carry out those tasks which the Holy Father Francis has entrusted to it since the Rescriptum constituting the Commission, tasks which, also in the light of the health emergency in progress, have lost none of their relevance and urgency.