Vatican City, Jan 8, 2021 / 05:20 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis appointed on Friday the first lay head of the Roman Curia’s disciplinary commission.
The Holy See press office announced on Jan. 8 that the pope had named Vincenzo Buonomo, rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, as president of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia.
Buonomo succeeds the Italian Bishop Giorgio Corbellini, who served in the role from 2010 until his death on Nov. 13, 2019.
The commission, founded in 1981, is the main disciplinary body within the curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See. It is responsible for determining sanctions against curial employees accused of misconduct, ranging from suspension to dismissal.
Buonomo, 59, is a professor of international law who has served as a consultant to the Holy See since the 1980s.