Officials

Officials

KazakhstanFr. Peter Sakmár (45)Fr. Peter Sakmár (45)

Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of Atyrau (Kazakhstan)

Born:1978.10.12 (Levoča, Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:2006.06.17

Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of Atyrau (Kazakhstan) (2020.12.08 – ...)

ItalyFr. Fabio Salerno (45)Fr. Fabio Salerno (45)

Priest of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy)
Second Private Secretary of the Pope

Born:1979.04.25 (Catanzaro, Italy)

Priest of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy) (? – ...)

Second Private Secretary of the Pope (2020.08.01 – ...)

ItalyDr. Luigi Salіmbenі

Vice-Director of Directorate of Telecommunications and Information Systems of Vatican City State

Born: (Italy)

Vice-Director of Directorate of Telecommunications and Information Systems of Vatican City State (2009.02.09 – ...)

ItalyFr. Giuseppe Marco Salvati, O.P.Fr. Giuseppe Marco Salvati, O.P.

Prelate Secretary of Pontifical Academy of Theology

Born: (Italy)

Prelate Secretary of Pontifical Academy of Theology (2023.10.20 – ...)

ItalyMsgr. Davide Salvatori (52)Msgr. Davide Salvatori (52)

Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Born:1971.07.11 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1996.09.14

Priest of Bologna (Italy) (1996.09.14 – 2011.12.13)

Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota (2011.12.13 – ...)

SpainMsgr. Melchor José Sánchez de Toca y Alameda (57)Msgr. Melchor José Sánchez de Toca y Alameda (57)

Priest of Toledo (Spain)
Relator of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints
Chaplain of His Holiness

Born:1966.09.15 (Jaca, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1993.12.19

Priest of Toledo (Spain) (1993.12.19 – ...)

Chaplain of His Holiness (2004.04.06 – ...)

Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Culture (2004.04.14 – 2022.06.05)

Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education (2022.06.05 – 2023.06.14)

Relator of Dicastery for the Causes of Saints (2023.06.14 – ...)

SpainSr. Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia Sánchez Moreno, Obra

Born:1929.02.10 (Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, Spain)
Died:2021.07.28 (Roma, Italy † 92)

Founder of The Work of the Church (1959)

President of The Work of the Church (1959 – 2021.07.28)

MexicoFr. Luis Gerardo Sánchez Ponce, M.N.M.Fr. Luis Gerardo Sánchez Ponce, M.N.M.

Superior General of Missionaries of the Nativity of Mary

Born: (Mexico)

Superior General of Missionaries of the Nativity of Mary (2021.07 – ...)

ItalyMsgr. Samuele Sangalli (56)Msgr. Samuele Sangalli (56)

Priest of Milano (Italy)
Undersecretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation
Chaplain of His Holiness

Born:1967.09.10 (Lecco, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.08

Priest of Milano (Italy) (1996.06.08 – ...)

Chaplain of His Holiness (2009.09.26 – ...)

Undersecretary for the Section of Evangelisation of Dicastery for Evangelisation (2023.04.25 – ...)

ItalyDr. Maurizio Sannibale (62)

President of Pontifical Roman Academy of Archaeology

Born:1961 (Italy)

President of Pontifical Roman Academy of Archaeology (2021.09.14 – ...)

Burkina FasoFr. Bertin Sanon, R.S.V.Fr. Bertin Sanon, R.S.V.

Superior General of Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul

Born: (Burkina Faso)

Superior General of Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul (2014.05.01 – ...)

BrazilFr. Chagas Maria Santos da Silva, B. (62)Fr. Chagas Maria Santos da Silva, B. (62)

Superior General of Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites)

Born:1961 (Brazil)

Superior General of Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites) (2012.07.23 – ...)

ItalyMsgr. Leonardo Sapienza, R.C.J. (71)Msgr. Leonardo Sapienza, R.C.J. (71)

Regent of Prefecture of the Papal Household
Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household

Born:1952.11.18 (Cassano delle Murge, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1978.07.01

Regent of Prefecture of the Papal Household (2012.08.04 – ...)

Protonotary Apostolic Supernumerary (2012.11.15 – 2013.01.14)

Protonotary Apostolic de numero of Prefecture of the Papal Household (2013.01.14 – ...)

SpainFr. Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella, M. Afr. (52)Fr. Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella, M. Afr. (52)

President of Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Born:1971 (Gandia, Spain)
Ordained Priest:2001.06.02

President of Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (2018.09 – ...)

IsraelBlessed Fra’ Gérard Sasso, S.M.O.M.

Born:1040 (Italy)
Died:1120.09.03 (Jerusalem, Israel † 79)

Grand Master of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta) (1113 – 1120.09.03)

Founder of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta) (1113.02.15)

Religious of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta).

IndonesiaFr. Agustinus Purnama Sastrawijaya, M.S.F. (69)Fr. Agustinus Purnama Sastrawijaya, M.S.F. (69)

Moderator Supremus of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family

Born:1955.06.01 (Sukoharjo, Indonesia)
Ordained Priest:1983.01.06

Moderator Supremus of Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family (2019.09.23 – ...)

EgyptFr. Paulus Sati, C.SS.R. (45)Fr. Paulus Sati, C.SS.R. (45) (Chaldean Rite)

Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Chaldeans (Egypt)

Born:1978 (Mossoul, Iraq)
Ordained Priest:2010

Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Chaldeans (Egypt) (2018.08.29 – ...)

Cote d’IvoireFr. Kouame Emmanuel Say, F.C. (62)Fr. Kouame Emmanuel Say, F.C. (62)

Superior General of Sons of Charity

Born:1961 (Cote d’Ivoire)

Superior General of Sons of Charity (2018.08 – ...)

BelgiumMsgr. Victor Scheppers

Born:1802 (Belgium)
Died:1877 († 75)

Founder of Brothers of Our Lady of Mercy (1830.01.25)

ArgentinaProf. Miguel Angel Schiavone (70)

Rector of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

Born:1953.08.05 (Argentina)

Rector of Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (2018.04.23 [2018.04.25] – ...)

GermanyFr. Paul Schindele, S.I.M. (56)Fr. Paul Schindele, S.I.M. (56)

Superior General of Servants of Jesus and Mary

Born:1968.03.27 (Germany)

Superior General of Servants of Jesus and Mary (2014.07.11 – ...)

AustriaFr. Peter Schipka (53)Fr. Peter Schipka (53)

Priest of Wien (Austria)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Austria

Born:1970.12.19 (Wien, Austria)
Ordained Priest:2002

Priest of Wien (Austria) (2002 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Austria (2010.11.18 [2011.03.01] – ...)

ItalyDr. Giuseppe Schlitzer

Secretary of Financial Security Committee
Director of Supervisory and Financial Information Authority

Born: (Italy)

Secretary of Financial Security Committee (2020.04.15 – ...)

Director of Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (2020.04.15 – ...)

GermanyMr. Ronaldo Hermann Schmitz (85)

Vice-President of Institute for Works of Religion

Born:1938.10.30 (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)

Vice-President of Institute for Works of Religion (2009 – 2012.05.24)

President ad interim of Institute for Works of Religion (2012.05.25 – 2013.02.15)

Vice-President of Institute for Works of Religion (2013.02.15 – ...)

GermanyBr. Michael Schmunk, F.M.M.

Superior General of Brothers of Mercy of Montabaur

Born: (Germany)

Superior General of Brothers of Mercy of Montabaur (2016.04.14 – ...)

AustriaFr. Nikolaus Schöch, O.F.M. (63)Fr. Nikolaus Schöch, O.F.M. (63)

Defender of the Bond of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Born:1960 (Innsbruck-Mühlau, Austria)

Substitute Defender of the Bond of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (2004.11.24 – 2009.06.19)

Substitute Promoter of Justice of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (2009.06.19 – 2019.09.25)

Member of Commission for the Study of the Reform of the Matrimonial Processes in Canon Law (2014.08.27 – 2015)

Defender of the Bond of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (2019.09.25 – ...)

GermanyArchabbot Jeremias Schröder, O.S.B. (59)Archabbot Jeremias Schröder, O.S.B. (59)

President of Benedictine Congregation of Saint Ottilien (Missionary Benedictines)

Respice stellam

Born:1964.12.08 (Bad Wörishofen, Germany)
Ordained Priest:1992

Superior General of Benedictine Congregation of Saint Ottilien (Missionary Benedictines) (2000.10.05 – 2012.10.13)

President of Benedictine Congregation of Saint Ottilien (Missionary Benedictines) (2012.10.13 – ...)

SpainSr. Emilia Sebastiá Llorens, N.S.C. (61)

Superior General of Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation

Born:1962 (Spain)

Superior General of Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (2005.11.14 – ...)

SlovakiaFr. Josef Šedivý, O. Cr. (56)Fr. Josef Šedivý, O. Cr. (56)

Grand Master of Knights of the Cross with the Red Star

Born:1967.07.09 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1997

Grand Master of Knights of the Cross with the Red Star (2011.06.20 – ...)

TogoFr. Émile SegbedjiFr. Émile Segbedji

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Togo

Born: (Togo)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Togo (2018.09.28 – ...)

PolandFr. Piotr Semenenko, C.R.

Born:1814.06.16 (Poland)
Died:1886.11.18 († 72)

Founder of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists) (1836.02.17)

Superior General of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists) (1842 – 1845)

Superior General of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Resurrectionists) (1873 – 1886)

FranceFr. Vincent Sénéchal, M.E.P. (51)Fr. Vincent Sénéchal, M.E.P. (51)

Superior General of Paris Foreign Missions Society

Born:1972 (France)
Ordained Priest:2001.06.24

Superior General of Paris Foreign Missions Society (2021.06.26 – ...)

UkraineFr. Ivan Pavlo Senkiv, C.M.S.A.A. (65)Fr. Ivan Pavlo Senkiv, C.M.S.A.A. (65) (Ukrainian Rite)

Superior General of Missionary Congregation of Saint Andrew the Apostle

Born:1959.05.03 (Ukraine)

Superior General of Missionary Congregation of Saint Andrew the Apostle (2020.11.20 – ...)

VenezuelaFr. Rafael Enrique Serrano Moran, F.M.I.Fr. Rafael Enrique Serrano Moran, F.M.I.

Superior General of Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate

Born: (Venezuela)

Superior General of Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate (2016.07.28 – ...)

ItalyMsgr. Vito Donato SerritellaMsgr. Vito Donato Serritella

Priest of Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo (Italy)
Actuary Secretary of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia
Chaplain of His Holiness

Born: (Italy)

Priest of Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo (Italy) (? – ...)

Actuary Secretary of Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia (2016 – ...)

Chaplain of His Holiness (2021.08.17 – ...)

LebanonFr. Joseph SfeirFr. Joseph Sfeir (Maronite Rite)

Procurator at Jerusalem of the Maronites

Born: (Lebanon)

Procurator at Jerusalem of the Maronites (2014.04 – ...)

South KoreaFr. Paul Shin Eun-keun (73)Fr. Paul Shin Eun-keun (신은근 바오로 / 申銀根) (73)

Apostolic Administrator of Masan 마산 (South Korea)

Born:1951.01.03 (Busan, South Korea)
Ordained Priest:1979.01.05

Apostolic Administrator of Masan 마산 (South Korea) (2022.08.27 – ...)

ItalyFr. Gian Carlo Sibilia, J.C.

Born: (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1970.10.25

Founder of Little Brothers of Jesus Caritas (1969)

Prior of Little Brothers of Jesus Caritas (1969 – 2017)

EgyptFr. Milad SidqiFr. Milad Sidqi (Coptic Rite)

General Secretary of Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt

Born: (Egypt)

General Secretary of Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt (2018.04.27 – ...)

ItalyFr. Bruno Silvestrini, O.S.A. (70)Fr. Bruno Silvestrini, O.S.A. (70)

Custodian of the Apostolic Sacristy of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

Born:1954.03.15 (Porto Recanati, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1981.12.07

Custodian of the Apostolic Sacristy of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff (2019.10.26 – ...)

MozambiqueFr. Rafael Simbine JuniorFr. Rafael Simbine Junior

General Secretary of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

Born: (Mozambique)

General Secretary of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (2022 – ...)

SloveniaSr. Marija Šimenc, F.M.A.

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Slovenia

Born: (Slovenia)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Slovenia (2022.12.22 [2023.04.17] – ...)

USABr. Daniel Skala, C.F.X.

Superior General of Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers)

Born: (USA)

Superior General of Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers) (2019.08.02 – ...)

ItalySr. Alessandra Smerilli, F.M.A. (49)

Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Delegate for Vatican COVID-19 Commission

Born:1974.11.14 (Vasto, Italy)

Undersecretary of Faith and Development Section of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (2021.03.24 – 2021.08.26)

Secretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (2021.08.26 – ...)

Delegate for Vatican COVID-19 Commission (2021.08.26 – ...)

LithuaniaFr. Kęstutis Smilgevičius (51)Fr. Kęstutis Smilgevičius (51)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania

Born:1972.10.01 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:2006.05.06

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (2011? – ...)

ItalyFr. Manlio Sodi, S.D.B. (80)Fr. Manlio Sodi, S.D.B. (80)

President-Dean of Pontifical Superior Institute of Latinità

Born:1944.01.22 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1973.10.06

President of Pontifical Academy of Theology (2009.04.04 – 2014.06.21)

President-Dean of Pontifical Superior Institute of Latinità (2011.05 – ...)

ItalyFr. Domenico Soliman, S.S.P. (58)Fr. Domenico Soliman, S.S.P. (58)

Superior General of Society of Saint Paul

Born:1966.06.02 (Thiene, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1995.09.30

Superior General of Society of Saint Paul (2022.06.15 – ...)

VenezuelaFr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal, S.J. (75)Fr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal, S.J. (75)

Superior General of Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
President of Union of Superiors General (U.S.G.)
Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute
Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum)
Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Gregorian University

Born:1948.11.12 (Caracas, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1977.07.30

Superior General of Society of Jesus (Jesuits) (2016.10.14 – ...)

Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Gregorian University (2016.10.14 – ...)

Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) (2016.10.14 – ...)

Vice-Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Oriental Institute (2016.10.14 – ...)

President of Union of Superiors General (U.S.G.) (2018.11.23 – ...)

SpainFr. José Soto Chuliá

Born:1887 (Spain)
Died:1975 († 88)

Founder of Work of Saint John of Avila (1919)

Founder of Work of Saint Teresa (1938)

ItalyFr. Paolo Sottopietra, F.S.C.B. (56)Fr. Paolo Sottopietra, F.S.C.B. (56)

Superior General of Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo

Born:1967.08.18 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1995

Superior General of Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (2013.02.01 – ...)

BrazilDr. Gleison de Paula Souza (40)

Secretary of Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

Born:1984.05.14 (MG, Brazil)

Secretary of Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life (2022.11.17 – ...)

ItalyFr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. (57)Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. (57)

Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Born:1966.07.06 (Messina, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1996.12.21

Member of Vatican Media Committee (2015.04.23 – 2016)

Undersecretary of Dicastery for Culture and Education (2024.01.01 – ...)

USAMsgr. Laurence John Spiteri (73)Msgr. Laurence John Spiteri (73)

Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Born:1950.09.09 (Malta)
Ordained Priest:1978

Priest of Los Angeles (USA) (1978 – 2022.04.25)

Chaplain of His Holiness (2007.01.23 – 2019.03.20)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (2019.03.20 – 2022.04.25)

Prelate Auditor of Tribunal of the Roman Rota (2022.04.25 – ...)

BelgiumMr. Bruno Spriet (36)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Belgium

Born:1987 (Belgium)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Belgium (2022.10.27 [2023.03.13] – ...)

USASr. Barbara Luise Staley, M.S.C. (65)

Superior General of Institute of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Born:1958 (USA)

Superior General of Institute of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (2014.06 – ...)

ItalyMsgr. Pier Enrico Stefanetti (72)Msgr. Pier Enrico Stefanetti (72)

Priest of Velletri–Segni (Italy)
Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff
Prelate of Honour of His Holiness

Born:1952.04.28 (Legnano, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.14

Priest of Velletri–Segni (Italy) (1981.06.14 – ...)

Chaplain of His Holiness (2002.05.28 – 2006.02.13)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (2006.02.13 – ...)

Papal Master of Ceremonies of Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff (2006.02.25 – ...)

USAFr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C. (61)Fr. David Gerard Steffy, L.C. (61)

Director of Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jersusalem Center

Born:1962.12.12 (Livonia, MI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1994.11.25

Director of Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jersusalem Center (2020.08.10 – ...)

BelgiumBr. René Stockman, F.C. (70)

Superior General of Brothers of Charity

Born:1954.05.13 (Belgium)

Superior General of Brothers of Charity (2000 – ...)

CanadaFr. Kevin J. Storey, C.S.B.Fr. Kevin J. Storey, C.S.B.

Superior General of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians)

Born: (India)
Ordained Priest:1992.06.27

Superior General of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians) (2018.07.16 – ...)

ItalyMr. Massimiliano Strappetti (54)

Personal Health Assistant of tbe Pope of Prefecture of the Papal Household

Born:1969 (Italy)

Personal Health Assistant of tbe Pope of Prefecture of the Papal Household (2022.08.04 – ...)

USAFr. Barry R. Strong, O.S.F.S.Fr. Barry R. Strong, O.S.F.S.

Superior General of Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales

Born: (USA)
Ordained Priest:1984.09.08

Superior General of Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales (2018.08.02 – ...)

Ms. Marelia Suárez

Founder of Secular Missionary Carmel (1988)

SpainFr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, S.C.I. (58)Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, S.C.I. (58)

Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians)

Born:1965.09.02 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1990.09.14

Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) (2018.07.20 – ...)

Fr. Peter SuleimanFr. Peter Suleiman

General Secretary of Conference of Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan

General Secretary of Conference of Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan (2017.11.18 – ...)

ItalyDr. Catia Summaria (77)

Adjunct Promoter of Justice of Office of Promoters of Justice

Born:1947.03.18 (Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy)

Adjunct Promoter of Justice of Office of Promoters of Justice (2021.02.05 – ...)

PolandMs. Jolanta Szpilarewicz

President of World Conference of Secular Institutes (C.M.I.S.)

Born: (Poland)

President of World Conference of Secular Institutes (C.M.I.S.) (2016.08.25 – ...)

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