Abbot Dom Erik Varden OCSO Appointed as New Bishop-Prelate of Trondheim (Norway)

2019-10-02T15:40:11+02:00October 2nd, 2019|

Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Dom Erik Varden OCSO, Abbot of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire, England (UK), as the new Bishop-Prelate of Trondheim, Norway. See details here.

Benedictine Graduate Is First Chinese Bishop Ordained after Vatican-China Agreement

2019-08-29T09:26:40+02:00August 27th, 2019|

Anthony Yao Shun of the Diocese of Jining (Inner Mongolia), China, has become the first bishop in China to be ordained since the 2018 Vatican-China provisional agreement. For details, news articles, and more photos, read story here.

Cardinal Parolin Visits Monte Oliveto Maggiore on the 700th Anniversary of its Founding

2019-08-13T11:51:34+02:00August 13th, 2019|

On the Feast of Saint Benedict, 11 July 2019, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin visited Monte Oliveto Maggiore to commemorate the abbey's 700th anniversary. Read story here