Archbishop Francesco Marchisano

Archbishop Francesco Marchisano is Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Conservation of the Artistic and Sacred Patrimony. The Commission, which was founded by Pope John Paul II in 1988, was instituted to look after the wide areas of the Church's cultural heritage.

Articles by Archbishop Francesco Marchisano

On the Church’s Historic and Artistic Heritage

The Pontifical Commission was instituted by John Paul II back in 1988, so that an entire Decastery of the Curia could look after the area of the cultural heritage of the Church, which includes, by our definition, Church monuments and sites; artistic collections and Church or diocesan museums; historical collections and Church archives; and Church libraries.