Friday, September 2, 2016

Italy's Most Traditionally Friendly Bishop Resigns at 72

(Rome) As predicted the tradition friendly Bishop of Albenga-Imperia, Msgr. Mario Olivieri,  has been retired by Pope Francis at the age of 72 years.

As was announced in this day's Bulletin of the Holy See, "Pope Francis has accepted the resignation by S. Ex. Msgr. Mario Olivieri from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia (Italy)."

For successor, Francis has appointed Msgr. Guglielmo Borghetti, the former Bishop Coadjutor.

Bishop Olivieri was among the most tradition friendly bishops of the Catholic episcopate. A group of priests of his diocese had railed his appointment in 1990, but have had no success in removing him under John Paul II. And Benedict XVI. 

Under Pope Francis there were changing conditions. The intra-diocesan critics saw a way up and began using a sympathetic media to make  a new public campaign of accusations against the bishop.

On January 10, 2015 Francis appointed a coadjutor bishop, who has since held the governance of the diocese. Now Msgr. Olivieri has acted in obedience to the Pope's desire, to take a step back and offer him his resignation.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Liguria2000 (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

Disgusting. When Francis eventually dies off, will there be any good shepherds left to rebuild the devastation he's left behind?

M. Prodigal said...

No mercy for the most faithful. But their suffering is registered in heaven.

Geremia said...

Yes, especially when numerous high-ranking perverts are being coddled.

Geremia said...


Anonymous said...

There are still some Bishops and priests who are true alter Christi.

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James said...

Just more Francis Effect, which is just more Vatican II Effect.

Anonymous said...

Geremia....this is just what happens in the United States. To some bishops and many priests. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, already rocked by scandal, all sorts of perverted priests are promoted to high positions. The good are sidelined or not assigned.

Anonymous said...

I still think the new rites of holy orders are very questionable.
Its nothing personal just read a side by side comparison of traditional rites vs the new rites.
I can't be the only one who thinks this way.
If you disagree please be polite and thorough in your response.
This isn't an insult nor am I intentionally insulting anyone.

susan said...

Archbishop Lefebvre felt very much the same way; read some of his stuff on's VERY illuminating.