The Italian Episcopal Conference has elected the new Vice President for Central Italy yesterday. 'Monsignor Mario Meini, Bishop of Fiesole, who was preferred by 140 votes against 60 Bruno Forte, Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto and Special Secretary of the Synod on the Family.
The Italian Episcopal Conference has elected the new Vice President for Central Italy. And it was 'Monsignor Mario Meini, Bishop of Fiesole, who was preferred to Bruno Forte, Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto and Special Secretary of the Synod on the Family.
The new Vice President was involved in a "duel" with a prominent name of the Church, the Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto. Bruno Forte, October 14, 2013 was appointed as Special Secretary of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which took place 5 to 19 October 2014. During the Synod events his name rose to prominence as one of the actual authors of the controversial report post disceptationem, which shows an appreciation for civil marriages, cohabitation law spouse and same-sex unions.
On the first ballot no candidate has obtained a quorum for the election of Vice-President. But there was a ballot where Msgr.Meini got 140 votes against the 60 for Bruno Forte. Mgr. Meini, a Tuscan, who was born in Legoli Peccioli, November 17, 1946. He completed his high school studies at the Minor Seminary of Volterra and the high school and theology at the Pontifical Regional Seminary "Pius XII" of Siena. He received his doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Volterra June 27, 1971. Elected Bishop of Fiesole, February 13, 2010, he made his entrance into the diocese April 18, 2010. He is currently a member of the Commission of the Bishops' Conference of Italian Culture and Social Communications. The Bishops' Conference of Tuscany is delegated to the pastoral care of the family, a member of the Episcopal Commission for the Theological Faculty.