Monday, December 26, 2011

SSPX Appoints New Superior for Italy

Edit: this was announced on Tuesday,  20. Dezember 2011 at 20:00 hours on the German Website.  He is replacing Father Davide Pagliarani who has moved to Argentina.

Father Pierpaolo Maria Petrucci has been named by the General House as the new Superior of the Italian District of the Society of St. Pius X. Father Petrucci was born in 1962 on the Adriatic coast in Rimni.

In 1981 he graduated from High School and enter the Priestly Seminary of Econe. Six years later he was ordained a a Catholic priest by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. At first he was active for five years as an educator at the Boys Gymnasium "Etoile du Matin" in Bitche (Lothringen).  Then he was a Director of Spiritual Excercises in Italy from  1993 as pastor in various priories in France (Priory  "St. Regis" in Unieux near Lyon, then Prior of St Louis in Nantes in der Vendée). In 2005 he was the Prior of the Priory of Nantes, the largest operation in the Society after Paris, and Dean of the Society for northwest France.  In 2008 he returned back to Italy and took over the priory of "Our Dear Lady of Loretto" in Rimni at the request of the District Superior.

Link to Society Webpage for Germany...

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