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October 2014

Changes at Monte Cassino

Vatican City, 23 October 2014 (VIS) - Today the Holy Father appointed Abbot Donato Ogliari OSB, 57, as abbot of the territorial abbey of Montecassino, Italy. Abbot Donato formerly served as abbot of Santa Maria della Scala Monastery in Noci, Italy. The Holy Father has, at the same time, applied the Motu Proprio "Ecclesia Catholica" to the Abbey of Montecassino with a subsequent reduction of its territory, providing that: the territory on which stand the abbey church and monastery belongs to the new territorial configuration of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction "Territorial Abbey of Montecassino," effective immediately. The 53 parishes with their faithful, secular, and religious clergy, religious communities, and seminarians pass to the pastoral care of the Diocese of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo, which will now be named Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo (

Monastic Formators' Program

Applications are now being received for the 2015 Monastic Formators' Program. The program will run from Sunday, 15 March (arrivals), to Friday, 12 June 2015 (departures). Founded in 2002, the program is designed to meet the needs of those working in the field of monastic formation, or are preparing to do so. The language of the course is English, and it takes place in Rome and Assisi. Some bursaries are available to communities that would find it difficult to meet the costs.

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