Camerlengo of the Sacred College
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Camerlengo of the Sacred College

The Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals was the treasurer of the College of Cardinals in the Catholic Church. The title is based on an Italian word for chamberlain, a word no longer used in secular contexts. The position existed from at least 1272 until 1997, when it was allowed to lapse.

The Camerlengo administered all property, fees, funds and revenue belonging to the College of Cardinals, celebrated the requiem mass for a deceased cardinal and was charged with the registry of the Acta Consistoralia.

It is believed that the post was created by Pope Eugene III in 1150, but there is no documentary proof of its existence before the pontificate of Pope Innocent III, or perhaps even before the year 1272.[1]

List of Camerlengos of the Sacred College of Cardinals

1198 to 1439

1440 to 1499

1500 to 1600

1600 to 1700

1700 to 1801

1801 to 1900

1900 to 1997


  1. ^ I.S.Robinson, The Papacy 1073-1198. Continuity and Innovation, Cambridge University Press 1990, p. 41 and 253, says that Cardinal Cencio was Camerlengo of the College during pontificate of Innocent III, but W. Maleczek, Papst und Kardinalskolleg von 1191 bis 1216, Wien 1984, p.112, doubts it. The first undisputed occupant of that post was Guillaume de Bray in 1272.


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