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Five Appointments Made to Pope's Liturgical Celebrations Office (5183)

The office plans the ceremonies of papal liturgies.

09/27/2013 Comments (10)
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Pope Frances celebrates Easter morning Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 31.

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Sept. 26 that five men have been appointed as consultants to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

The office plans the ceremonies of papal liturgies and is headed by the papal master of ceremonies, currently Msgr. Guido Marini.

Those appointed are Father Silvano Maggiani, Father Corrado Maggioni, Father Giuseppe Midili, Msgr. Angelo Lameri and Archimandrite Father Manuel Nin.

Father Maggiani is a professor of liturgy at the Marianum Pontifical faculty and at the St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum, and Father Maggioni is an office head at the Congregation for Divine Worship.

Father Midili, a Carmelite, is director of the Diocese of Rome's liturgical office, and he teaches pastoral liturgy at the St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum alongside Father Maggiani.

Msgr. Lameri is a priest of the Diocese of Cremona, and he teaches liturgy at the Pontifical Lateran University, while Archimandrite Father Nin is rector of the Pontifical Greek College.

According to the Rorate Caeli website, none of the previous members of the office were confirmed. These included Msgr. Nicola Bux, a professor at the Theological Faculty of Puglia, and Msgr. Uwe Michael Lang, a member of the London Oratory and an official of the Congregation for Divine Worship, both of whom had been appointed to the office by Benedict XVI in 2008.

Another appointment made today was that of Erna Moller, a Swedish professor of immunology, to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

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