Fabric of Saint Peter
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The Fabric of Saint Peter (Latin: Reverenda Fabrica Sancti Petri, Italian: Fabbrica di San Pietro) is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for the conservation and maintenance of St. Peter's Basilica and exercising vigilance over its sacred character and the organization of visitors. While it is not part of the Roman Curia, the 1988 apostolic constitution Pastor bonus recognizes it as "closely associated with the Holy See." The Fabric has existed under various names and varying responsibilities since 1523, when Pope Clement VII established a commission to build and administer the Basilica.
Presidents of the Fabric of Saint Peter
The Archpriest of the Basilica is customarily the President of the Fabric.
- Paolo Marella (14 Aug 1961 - 8 Feb 1983 )
- Aurelio Sabattani (8 Feb 1983 - 1 Jul 1991 )
- Virgilio Noè (1 Jul 1991 - 24 Apr 2002 )
- Francesco Marchisano (24 April 2002 - 28 Aug 2004 )
- Angelo Comastri (5 Feb 2005 - )
- Pastor Bonus Part IX, EWTN.com, accessed 3 August 2015