Who is head of the papal household?

Who is head of the papal household?

Archbishop Georg Gänswein
The Prefecture of the Papal Household is the office in charge of the Papal Household, a section of the Roman Curia that comprises the Papal Chapel (Cappella Pontificia) and the Papal Family (Familia Pontificia). The current Prefect of the household is Archbishop Georg Gänswein, appointed on 7 December 2012.

Where is the papal audience held?

Saint Peter’s Square
Most of the time, the Papal Audience is held in Saint Peter’s Square, which can accommodate around 80,000 people (not all sitting of course).

Who looks after the pope?

Swiss Guard

Pontifical Swiss Guard
Ceremonial Commander-in-Chief Pope Francis
Commander of the Pontifical Swiss Guard Christoph Graf
Vice Commander Philippe Morard

How can I see the pope in Rome?

To see the Pope in Rome, you have three options. The first option is to visit on a Sunday morning just before noon for a chance to see him for free. You can also get a papal audience ticket in St. Peter’s Square/Nervi auditorium or a ticket to the Vatican Hall.

What are papal families?

Noble houses

Noble House Current head Titles
House of Orsini Domenico Napoleone Orsini Prince Assistant to the Papal Throne Duke of Gravina Duke of Amalfi Duke of Bracciano Count of Pitigliano
House of Ruspoli Francesco Ruspoli Prince of the Holy Roman Empire Prince of Cerveteri Marquis of Riano Count of Vignanello

What is the pope’s assistant called?

1. Members of the papal household, including Sandro Mariotti, alternately called the pope’s valet, butler or assistant. This is the guy who makes sure the pope’s hands are always free.

What balcony does the Pope speak from?

St. Peter’s Basilica
Newly elected Pope Francis speaks to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday, March 13.

What are the Pope’s guards called?

The Swiss Guard of the Vatican is the only Swiss Guard that is still active today. The unit was founded by Pope Julius II in 1506.

Who is the assistant of Pope Francis?

Fabián Edgardo Marcelo Pedacchio Leániz known as Fabián Pedacchio (born 12 April 1964) is an Argentine priest of the Catholic Church who served from 2013 to 2019 as a personal secretary of Pope Francis….

Fabián Pedacchio
Nationality Argentine (with Vatican citizenship)
Denomination Catholic Church

Can you get into Vatican City for free?

There is no fee to enter Vatican City. You may walk around St. Peter’s Square and enter St. Peter’s Basilica for free, but have to pay to visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

What do you wear to see the pope?

In the Roman Catholic tradition, black garments signify both virtues of piety and humility. Protocol for papal audiences formerly required that women wear a long black dress with a high collar and long sleeves, and a black mantilla.