Pontifical Commission

A Pontifical Commission (Latin: Pontificia Commissio) is a committee of Catholic experts convened by the Pope for a specific purpose. The following is a list of commissions, the dates they began and the pope who established.

  1. Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, 2 July 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
  2. Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
  3. Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology, 6 January 1852 by Pope Pius IX.
  4. Pontifical Biblical Commission, 30 October 1902 by Pope Leo XIII.
  5. International Theological Commission, 1969
  6. Pontifical Commission for Latin America, 19 April 1958 by Pope Pius XII.
  7. Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, established 22 October 1974.[1]
  8. Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Institute for Works of Religion, 24 June 2013 by Pope Francis.
  9. Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organisation of the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See, 18 July 2013.
  10. Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, 22 March 2014.
  11. Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, which is an institute of the Vatican City State and not considered as part of the Roman Curia, 1939 by Pius XII.


  1. Pontifical Commission for Russia
  2. Pontifical Commission on Birth Control

See also: Interdicasterial Commissions:


  1. "Relations with the Jews (1975)". Vatican official website. The Holy See. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
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