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  Camerlengo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title Camerlengo (Italian for "Chamberlain") refers to an official of the Papal court, referring either to the Chamberlain of the Roman Catholic Church, to the Chamberlain of the Sacred College of Cardinals, or to various lesser dignitaries.
Chief among the present responsibilities of the Camerlengo is the formal determination of the death of the reigning Pope; the traditional procedure for this was to strike gently the Pope's head three times with a silver hammer and to call his name.
After the Pope is declared to be dead, the Camerlengo removes the Ring of the Fisherman from his finger and cuts it with shears in the presence of the Cardinals, and also destroys the face of the Pope's seal with the silver hammer.
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 Camerlengo biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The title Camerlengo (Italian for "Chamberlain") refers to an official of the Papal court, referring either to the Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church, to the Chamberlain of the Sacred College of Cardinals, or to various lesser dignitaries.
Chief among the present responsibilities of the Camerlengo is the formal determination of the death of the reigning Pope; the traditional procedure for this was to strike gently the Pope's head three times with a golden hammer and to call his name.
The Camerlengo is involved with the preparations concerning the conclave and the Pope's funeral.
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 Camerlengo -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Camerlengo is usually a (Click link for more info and facts about Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church) Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church (and therefore also always a man of (Click link for more info and facts about episcopal dignity) episcopal dignity), and is therefore also called the "Cardinal Chamberlain".
After the Pope is declared to be dead, the Camerlengo removes the (Click link for more info and facts about Ring of the Fisherman) Ring of the Fisherman from his finger and cuts it with shears in the presence of the Cardinals, and also destroys the face of the Pope's seal with the silver hammer.
Until a successor Pope can be elected, the Camerlengo serves as (The performance of a part or role in a drama) acting (The chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government) head of State of the Vatican City.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/camerlengo.htm   (470 words)

  
 Catholic Encyclopedia: chamberlain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church is the administrator of the property and the revenues of the Holy See, and as such is successor both of the Archdeacon of Rome and of the Vicedominus, the former of whom administered the property of the entire Roman Church, i.e.
Under the Avignon popes and their successors the office of camerlengo received more definite organization; at the same time its rights and jurisdiction were increased.
The Camerlengo of the Roman Clergy is elected by the canons and parish priests of Rome; he has an honorary place in the great processions, presides over the ecclesiastical conferences of the parochial clergy, acts as arbiter in all questions of precedence, and administers the "oath of free estate" (
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 Camerlengo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Chief among the present responsibilities of the Camerlengo is the government of the Catholic Church during a Sede Vacante at the head of the Sacred College of Cardinals.
The Camerlengo is responsible for the formal determination of the death of the reigning Pope; the traditional procedure for this was to strike gently the Pope's head thrice with a golden hammer and to call his name, although this ceremony does not appear to have been observed in the XX Century.
The Camerlengo is furthermore responsible for convening a conclave to elect a new Pope, and takes charge during the conclave's proceedings.
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 Talk:Camerlengo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Okay, I see that the Camerlengo does not act as head of the church or the holy see during the interregnum, but I feel like I've read that they are in charge of the Vatican City.
according to Universi Dominici Gregis, the Camerlengo, the former Cardinal Secretary of State, and the former President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State form a Commission with some of the powers of the head of state of the Vatican.
The Carmerlengo is also on the Particular Congregation of the College of Cardinals (made up of the Carmerlange and one cardinal of each order, chosen by lot every three days), which handles other functions of the head of state, especially during the election, to keep everyday distractions from the rest of the college.
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 NPR : The Papal Transition: An Overview
While the pope is alive, the camerlengo has the authority to act for the pope in certain areas when the pope is away from Rome.
On the death of the pope, the camerlengo takes charge of and administers the property and money of the Holy See with the help of three cardinal assistants who are chosen by lot from among those cardinals under 80.
The only written record of the voting permitted is a document prepared by the camerlengo, and approved by the three cardinal assistants, which is prepared at the end of the election and gives the results of each session.
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 The office of camerlengo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The office of camerlengo can be traced back to the 11th century, when the camera thesauraria--- treasure chamber-- was the office handling financial affairs for the Holy See.
The current duties of the camerlengo were set forth by Pope Paul VI in his apostolic constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae in 1967 and updated by John Paul II in Pastor Bonus of 1988 and Universi Dominici Gregis of 1996.
Essentially, the camerlengo supervises the temporal administration of the Vatican during the interregnum between Popes.
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 INITIAL DECISION
Camerlengo submitted a Mail Forwarding Change of Address Order to the Cape May Post Office, directing that mail addressed to Nancy Jakel, 664 Townbank Road, Apartment 303, North Cape May, NJ 08204-3567 be forwarded to 202 Penn Street, Bristol Borough, PA 19007-5117.  (Form attached to Law Department forwarding letter).
Camerlengo is paying the bills and states that if she (Ms.
Camerlengo has assumed responsibility for paying her mother’s bills, and because Ms.
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 Video Systems: Times Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
On a weekday in March, Camerlengo and Sarah Jacobo, his assistant in the Astrovision office, were in Manhattan to do test shots for Fleet Week, a May event at Times Square that is broadcast on the Astrovision.
Camerlengo saw a group of college students from an advertising and marketing class observing the signs around Times Square and approached them.
He gave a brief tutorial on the sign atmosphere in the area and called Kirsteuer, arranging for a live image of the group to be shown on the screen.
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 The Tablet - The Pope Special - Conclave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The camerlengo then verifies the death in the presence of the papal master of ceremonies, Archbishop Piero Marini, and the vice camerlengo, Bishop Ettore Cunial.
The exceptions are: the camerlengo, who takes charge of property and money matters; the vicar of Rome, who continues to provide for the pastoral needs of Romans, and the major penitentiary, American Cardinal Francis Stafford, the official who grants absolutions and dispensations.
The camerlengo is assisted by three cardinals under the age of 80, who are chosen by lot every three days.
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 CAMERLENGO FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The title ''Camerlengo'' (Italian for "Chamberlain") refers to an official of the Papal_court, referring either to the Chamberlain of the Roman_Catholic_Church, to the Chamberlain of the Sacred_College_of_Cardinals, or to various lesser dignitaries.
After the Pope is declared to be dead, the Camerlengo removes the Ring_of_the_Fisherman from his finger and cuts it with shears in the presence of the Cardinals, and also destroys the face of the Pope's seal with the silver hammer.
The Camerlengo, though, does keep his office during the ''sede vacante'', as opposed to the rest of the Roman_Curia.
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 deseretnews.com | The process to mourn the pope and elect his successor
The camerlengo, or chamberlain, then calls out the pontiff's baptismal name — "Karol" for Pope John Paul II — three times in a ritual to confirm there is no response.
In the past, the camerlengo struck a silver hammer against the pope's forehead to confirm his death, but it's unclear if the ritual is still active.
The camerlengo then destroys the symbols of that papacy: the "Pescatorio," or Ring of the Fisherman, and the dies used to make lead seals for apostolic letters.
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 ELECTION OF THE ROMAN PONTIFF
Until a Camerlengo is elected, his duties are to be performed by the dean of the sacred college, who has power to make decisions without delay, as circumstances require.
All of these are to be nominated by the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church and his cardinal assistants, and approved by a majority of the cardinals.
The Cardinal Camerlengo and the three cardinals who are his assistants at any given time are bound to keep careful watch and to visit the entire premises frequently, in person or through delegates, in order to see that the conclave enclosure is in no way breached.
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 USATODAY.com - E-mails usurp arcane signs of pope's death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When a pope dies, the prefect of the papal household, currently American Archbishop James Harvey, tells the camerlengo, or chamberlain, who is the most important official running the Holy See in the period between the death of a pope and the election of a new one.
The camerlengo, now Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo of Spain, must then verify the death — a process that in the past was done by striking the forehead of the pope with a silver hammer.
The camerlengo then uses the silver hammer to smash the pope's ring, the "ring of the fisherman," to preclude forgery of official documents.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2005-04-03-pope-email_x.htm   (511 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How the Papacy Works"
When a pope dies, the non-theological authority of the papacy passes temporarily to the Cardinal Camerlengo, or chamberlain, who is the Vatican's Secretary of State.
At the time of death, the Camerlengo removes the Ring of the Fisherman, which the pope receives from the Camerlengo upon his election.
The Cardinal Camerlengo may permit post-mortem photographs for documentary purposes only after the pope is attired in his pontifical vestments.
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 Camerlengo
The term camerarius was, therefore, very frequently equivalent to civil treasurer, and in the case of monasteries meant the monk charged with the administration of the monastic property.
The Camerlengo of the Sacred College (of Cardinals) does not antedate Leo X (1513-21).
He administers all fees and revenues belonging to the College of Cardinals, pontificates at the requiem Mass for a deceased cardinal, and is charged with the registry of the "Acta Consistoralia" (see PAPAL CONSISTORY).
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Camerlengo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
1) The Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church administers the property and revenue of the Holy See, verifies the death of the pope, directs the preparations for the conclave, and manages the same.
2) The Camerlengo of the Sacred College administers all fees and revenues belongiug to the College of Cardinals, pontificates at the requiem Mass for a deceased cardinal, and is charged with the registry of the Consistorial Acts.
3) The Camerlengo of the Roman Clergy is elected by the canons and parish priests of Rome.
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 The Death of the Holy Father  :  :  :  The Funeral
At 12:30 the Cardinal Camerlengo will preside at a celebration to start the visits to the body of John Paul laid out in the Clementine Hall for the homage and prayers of members of the Roman Curia, civil and religious authorities and members of the Diplomatic Corps.
The cardinal camerlengo introduced the rite of the closing of the casket.
The cypress casket with the mortal remains of John Paul II was tied with red ribbons on which were placed the seals of the Apostolic Camera, the Prefecture of the Papal Household, the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and the Vatican Chapter.
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 Election of a Pope
The Camerlengo, Chamberlain, announces the pope’s death, seals papal apartments and prepares for the burial.
The Camerlengo is the Head of the College of Cardinals.
The Camerlengo now, at the death of Pope John Paul II, is the Spanish Eduardo Cardinal Martinez Solano, born in Baños de Río Tobía, Spain, Apostolic Chamber, Roman Curia (http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bmarsom.html).
www.religion-cults.com /pope/election.htm   (515 words)

  
 St. Felicitas The Pope
The camerlengo is the highest-ranking cardinal who, during the pope's lifetime, acts as the papal equivalent of the U.S. Secretary of State.
The camerlengo's first job is to confirm the pope's death with a traditional ceremony.
Next, the camerlengo directs the issuance of a death certificate and removes the pope's ceremonial ring, the Ring of the Fisherman.
www.stfelicitas.org /Pope.html   (3174 words)

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