Bugnini-Student Piero Marini Confirmed by Pope Francis
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
(Rome) Pope Francis today confirmed Curia Archbishop Piero Marini in his position as President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. Msgr. Marini was from 1987-2007 papal master of ceremonies. In 1998 Pope John Paul II. appointed him the Titular Bishop of Martirano, In 2003 Titular Archbishop of Martirano. In 2007 he was replaced by the new Pope Benedict XVI. with Msgr. Guido Marini as master of ceremonies and Piero Marini was appointed the head of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.
New members of the Pontifical Committee appointed by Pope Francis were Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Council for Laity, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, and Father Juan Javier Flores Arcas OSB, Rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant'Anselmo in Rome.
Piero Marini was discussed over two years for other offices
Curial Archbishop Piero Marini had been, since the election of Pope Francis, because of his liturgical sensibility persistently discussed to again become papal master of ceremonies or the successor Cardinal Antonio Canizares as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. This was because, among other things, that the Pope neither confirmed Piero Marini in his previous office, nor Cardinal Canizares in his. There was considerable resistance against the appointment of Piero Marini in one of the two offices.
A few days before the start of the Synod of Bishops in the fall of 2014 Francis appointed Cardinal Canizares as the new Archbishop of Valencia, and on 26 November appointed Cardinal Robert Sarah as his successor at the head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Now the confirmation of Piero Marini follows on his previous term of office.
Piero Marini's Participation as Secretary of Annibale Bugnini on Liturgical Reform of 1969
Piero Marini was ordained a priest on June 27, 1965 and subsequently served as secretary of Msgr. Annibale Bugnini, the "architect" of the post-conciliar liturgical reform. The solemn Mass at Marin's ordination took place, as the picture shows, concelebrating according to the new 1965 Missal.
On February 22, 1965, two weeks before Pope Paul VI., in the course of the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council would first celebrate the Mass according to the new Missal of 1965 in Ognissanti, he promoted Curial Archbishop Enrico Dante, the papal to cardinal. Msgr. Dante had been in the Office of Ceremonies since 1914 and since 1947, Papal Master of Ceremonies. With the elevation to Cardinal he was automatically exempted from office.
Paul VI. apparently appointed instead, with a view to the introduction of the new 1965 Missal, the Lazarist Priest, Annibale Bugnini ad interim, as acting master of ceremonies. On March 7, 1965, the pope celebrated the liturgy of the word in the vernacular, facing the people for the first time under the new 1965 Missal.
Bugnini had been secretary of the Consilium ad exsequendam constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia that Paul VI. created in 1964 on the implementation of the liturgical reform, which the Council had defined in the Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. It was an office which he held until 1970, until the Missal of 1969 when a radical liturgical reform was implemented, which went far beyond the desired for reform of the Council.
The new priest, Piero Marini was Bugnini's personal secretary and worked in the Consilium ad exsequendam constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia in 1965. He played a leading role in the Bugninine liturgical reform of 1969. With Bugnini's departure from office of papal ceremonies, Marini entered the office, which he took over in 1987. Msgr. Piero Marini acquired a doctorate in liturgical sciences in 1970 at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in 1981 at the LUISS University in Rome, another in political science.
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