(Rome) As auxiliary bishop of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla (2006-2012) Msgr. Lorenzo Ghizzoni was a bitter opponent of those faithful who sought to celebrate the Holy Mass in the Immemorial Rite of All Ages. It was an opposition which undermined the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
As Archbishop of Ravenna-Cervia, Msgr. Ghizzoni is allowing, on the first and second Sundays in October, a priest of the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX) to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
The celebration will take place in the parish of Saint Maria del Torrione and follows from the formation of a stable group of the faithful desiring the Traditional Rite, who've asked the Archbishop for it.
The celebrant was Father Enrico Doria of the priory of “Madonna di Loreto” in Rimini.
The online edition of the paper „Prima Pagina Reggio“ described it: “It seems that Pope Francis' recognition of the legitimacy of the sacrament of reconciliation given by lefebvrian priests has also quickly led to a new course in the Italian Episcopate. This, what was unthinkable yesterday, (the opening of parish property to Lefevrians, who had previously been regarded as lepers), are today not only tolerated but welcome. Those of the faithful community close to Econe will celebrate, but also all other faithful of the Catholic Church, we are convinced, will make use of this."
Msgr. Lorenzo Ghizzoni was named in Dezember 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. as Archbishop of Ravennaand enthroned in January 2013.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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