Legislative and Executive Bodies

Legislative acts are carried out by the Pope and, in his name, by the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State which also promulgates general instructions and regulations. Both are published in a special supplement of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis which is the official bulletin of the Holy See.
The exercise of executive government is entrusted to the Cardinal President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State who, in this context, assumes the title of President of the Governorate.
The closest collaborators of the President are the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General.
The Administration and Central Offices of the Governorate answer to the President.
In writing legislation and dealing with other important issues, the Pontifical Commission and the President of the Governorate can avail themselves of the assistance of the General Councillor and of the State Council.