Mgr. Riccardo San/ de Simper, the Papal Majordomo Emeritus, died at San Remo, on the Italian Riviera, last week.
As Majordomo, or Prefect, of the Apostolic Palace. Mgr. de Samper had civil and criminal jurisdiction over members of the Papal household, and would have been Governor of any conclave called to elect a new Pope.
The Majordomo is the highest ranking of the Palatine Prelates. and usualls lives in the Vatican. Mgr. de Samosahad recently obtained permission to live in San Remo for reasons of health.