With the various preparatory commissions beginning their work, the Vatican announced the appointment of seven lay men, all Italians, as “members of the administrative secretariat” for the Council. They were to carry out “important roles in the Vatican offices,” the announcement added.
This administrative secretariat was to be managed by “Count Galeazzi.” This appears to have been Enrico Galeazzi (photo above), an architect and engineer who had been responsible for Vatican restoration works, who had also been close to Pope Pius XII. He was also the director of the Knights of Columbus in Rome.
The other laymen were Messrs Menini, Musa, Quadrani, Seganti, Spadani and Vacchini.
Unidentified press cutting (Archives JOCI)
New Light on Pius XII Cause? (National Catholic Register)
Pope Pius XII talks with Count Enrico Galeazzi, the director of the Knights of Columbus in Rome, in this undated photo in an exhibit at the Capitoline Museum in Rome on the activities of the Knights of Columbus in the eternal city. (photo: CNS photo/courtesy of Knights of Columbus)