Francesco Fontana Is Appointed Chaplain of the Directorate of Civil Security and Protection Services
Pope Francis appointed Father Francesco Fontana chaplain of the Directorate of Civil Security and Protection of Vatican City State. At present, he is Superior of the Salesian Community in the Vatican.
The Holy See Press Office announced the appointment last Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Directorate of Security Services of Vatican State
In the Vatican State, the functions of public order, security, and judicial police are entrusted to the Gendarmerie Corps.
According to the official Webpage of Vatican State, Pope Pius VII created this Corps two centuries ago, in 1816, following the Congress of Vienna and the fall of the Napoleonic Empire. It was called