The Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus by Pope John Paul II of 28 June 1988, under Article 43 establishes that the Press Office of the Holy See is “the special office” which depends on the Secretariat of State (Section One). It is through this office that the “official communications regarding the activities of both the Supreme Pontiff and the Holy See” are published and divulged.

The Press Office publishes the “Bulletin” daily in one or more editions and in Italian. However, the texts are provided in their original language and a relative translation is available.

The Director is Father Federico LOMBARDI S.J.

The offices are located in:
Via della Conciliazione, 54
00193 – Rome

Postal address: Città del Vaticano – 00120
Tel: +39 06 698921
Fax: 06 69885178

Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm (on Sundays and public holidays from 11:00am to 1:00pm)