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Catherine Wright wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • How can I directly call the Vatican Secretariat of State?

I wrote a letter in January but had no response. I have had responses in 2014 and 2015 signed by Msgr Peter Wells who is no longer there. I was advised by Pontifical Household to speak directly to Secretariat/English section but I could not convince switchboard to connect me.

Catherine

  { How can I directly call the Vatican Secretariat of State? }

Mike replied:

Dear Catherine,

That question is over my pay grade.

You said:
I was advised by Pontifical Household to speak directly to Secretariat/English section but I could not convince switchboard to connect me.

I can only guess that the Pontifical Household gave you a suggestion that could not be fulfilled and I have no idea why.

Mike

A friend, Anonymous Andrew replied:

Catherine:

Vatican departments vary in their response to letters from members of the public. While some officials respond directly, some don't.

In some departments, the view is that their assignment is to serve the bishops, and letters from the public may not get an answer, or they may get forwarded to the sender's diocese for a response.

Hope this helps,

Andrew

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