THE OFFICE OF
PREFECT-GENERAL OF THE STATO PONTIFICIO
AND SENATOR OF FLORENCE


The Prefect-General is the senior civil official of the Anglican Patriarchate (Pontifical States) and is considered a member of the Supreme Government. The office may be held by a clerical prelate or by a member of the laity, whether male or female. The Prefect-General holds the honour of Senator of Florence, an office dating to ancient Florence and Tuscany.

The Prefect-General is appointed by His Holiness and Eminence the Florentine Archfather. The role of the office is to organise and lead the administrative functions of the Patriarchal Curia of St. Stephen. The complete organisation of the Stephenian Curia is provided in this organisational schematic.

The habit of the Prefect-General, whether a prelate or laity, consists of a red cassock with red fascia and gold tassel, a yellow mantellone, and a white ermine fur mozzetta with red band at the bottom. If a prelate and so-entitled, the rochet is worn during liturgical functions. A black cap with gold cord and tassels is worn by a lay Prefect-General, and the regular biretta according to rank is worn by a prelate.

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