Vatican City, May 15, 2021 / 03:00 am
In 2015, facing scandals in the healthcare sector, Pope Francis established a Pontifical Commission for the Activities of the Public Juridical Persons of the Church in the Healthcare Sector. The board of the commission was renewed in June 2020. However, there is no trace of the commission in the Annuario Pontificio.
The absence of the commission is striking, especially considering it has a dedicated page on the Vatican website. Even so, it is not among the organs listed in the Roman Curia page on the Vatican website.
The commission was designed as an organ of the Roman Curia, attached to the Secretariat of State and its regulations. The commission's objective was to control and supervise how the health facilities managed by religious congregations manage money and assets.
The commission was established in 2015, following a series of scandals that affected some Catholic healthcare facilities.