|Msgr. Piero Marini is the New President|
of the Special Commission for the
Liturgy of Oriental Churches
(Rome) Pope Francis renewed the composition of the Special Commission for the Liturgy of the Congregation for Eastern Churches. The new President he has appointed is Archbishop Curia Piero Marini, the former master of ceremonies of Pope John Paul II.
Msgr. Piero Marini was not confirmed in this post by Pope Benedict XVI.. He was replaced by Msgr. Guido Marini, who in spite of the concurrence of the same name, has a different liturgical sensibility. Piero Marini is a student of Curial Archbishop, Annibale Bugnini, the creator of radical liturgical reform of 1969. Guido Marini, however, is a disciple of Cardinal Giuseppe Siri, archbishop of Genoa, whom Pope Pius XII. had considered his "natural" successor.
Archbishop Piero Marini, who had customized unusual, colorful vestment creations for John Paul II., repeatedly expressed himself disparaging over the attempts and efforts to recover the sacredness of the sacred liturgy by the German Pope. Instead of new acquisitions, the German Pope took advantage of the pre-conciliar vestments of his predecessors, to also be a signal of continuity in the Church also about the Council (St. Francis of Assisi Instead of Annibale Bugnini -. Benedict XVI Exhorts Bishops to Respect Liturgy).
About the choice of Francis as Pope Piero Marini commented, saying that now the "stuffy air" at the Vatican has come to an end and you could "again breathe fresh air" (Ex Master of Ceremonies Piero Marini: Under Francis "breathes fresh air after marshy, stuffy air "). Msgr. Piero Marini is one of the prelates, who has an advocated an opening towards homosexuals (three cardinals, two archbishops and Vatican Spokesman for Compromise with Homosexuals? - What Does Pope Francis Do? ).
The Special Committee is now composed as follows:
- Archbishop Piero Marini, President
- Andrew McLean Cummings, secretary
- Father Tedros Abraha OFM Cap.
- Father Cesare Giraudo SJ
- Father Thomas D. Pott OSB
- Archimandrite Manuel Nin OSB
- Father Rinaldo Iacopino SM
So far, the liturgy of the Eastern Church has been untouched by the liturgical reform of the Vinentian Annibale Bugnini. That could change now. Curial Archbishop Piero Marini is proud of his heritage as a Bugnini student. The Maronite rite could be especially affected by corresponding changes.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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