VATICAN CITY — Benedictine Abbot Michael Zielinski was nominated by Pope Benedict XVI Nov. 24 to lead a new office on liturgical arts at the Congregation for Divine Worship.
His appointment comes just after the Nov. 14 restructuring of the congregation, which will mean that Father Zielinski’s new division will focus on art, architecture and liturgical music. His title, capo ufficio (head of the office), makes him No. 4 in the congregation’s hierarchy.
Father Zielinski has served in Rome since 2007, as vice president of the Pontifical Commissions for the Cultural Heritage of the Church and for Sacred Archaeology. Those two commissions merged in June, at which time he left that...READ MORE