Vatican City, Dec 6, 2018 / 11:01 am
Pope Francis Thursday published new laws governing the administration of Vatican City State, including the formation of a new oversight body for verifying departmental compliance with regulations and procedures within the governorate.
The laws were issued Dec. 6 in a motu proprio approved by the pope Nov. 25. It will go into effect, abrogating the previous legislation, June 7, 2019.
One substantial change was the creation of a "Control and Inspection Unit," with the task of verifying regulatory compliance and implementation and assessing the "efficiency and effectiveness of the activities" of the various entities within the governorate. The unit will also coordinate with external auditing groups for increased oversight.
As an additional accountability measure, the director will now have "personal responsibility for the activity of the Directorate," and for ensuring compliance with the norms.