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Holy See Properties Overseas Unseen and Unknown

Updated: Mar 28

WASHINGTON-Pope Francis changed canon law and mandated that all properties be transferred into a holding company owned by the Holy See. The local parishes will continue managing the properties but no longer control the property with complete autonomy.

“The Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See provides whatever is necessary for the ordinary activities of the Roman Curia and is responsible for liquidity, accounting, purchases and other services,” according to Roman Curia Art. 220 § 1.