(ZENIT News / Rome, 28.02.2023).- A few days after a rescript was made known regarding the Liturgy, by the Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, a new rescript is circulating in Vatican City by the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy. Its content refers to the Holy Father’s decision that “all should make an extraordinary sacrifice to allocate greater resources to the mission of the Holy See, increasing as well the income from the management of properties.”
Among its most important points, the rescript orders, in the name of the Supreme Pontiff, that a property cannot be enjoyed in the Vatican for free or in favourable conditions, including if one is a Cardinal or works as an ecclesiastic for the Holy See. The income application is prescribed for the use of analogous properties to those of Italy for those that do not work for or serve the Holy See or Vatican City State. The Pope reserves for himself any exception to the new regulations.