Lithuanian monsignor Rolandas Makrickas has been appointed the head of administration of the Vatican Secretariat of State. He has confirmed to LRT TV that he started in the position on August 10.
The office handles Vatican's economic and administrative policies.
Makrickas is the first non-Italian appointed to the post.
Monsignor Alberto Perlasca headed the administration of the Secretariat of State for a decade before being appointed deputy Promotor of Justice at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
Monsignor Makrickas worked in the Apostolic Nunciature of Washington between 2013 and 2017. He was called to serve in Rome after two years as chargée d’affairs at the Apostolic Nunciature of Gabon and Counsellor to the Apostolic Nunciature in Congo.