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.
Dom Luigi Tiana OSB, most recently serving as procurator general of the Sublacense Cassinese Congregation, has been elected as the new Abbot of San Pietro di Sorres in Sardinia, More details here.
Father Johannes Feierabend OSB, newly ordained monk priest of the Abbey of Saint Peter in Salzburg, Austria, blessed Pope Francis at the end of the General Audience on 28 August 2019 in Saint Peter's Square. For the full story, see here.
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.
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.
Main facade of Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, cropped | By Alvesgaspar - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 | link |
Abbot President of Subiaco Cassinese Congregation Appointed to Vatican Congregation for Consecrated Life
Dom Guillermo León Arboleda Tamayo OSB, Abbot President of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation, is one of the new religious Members appointed to the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. More details here.
Bishop Viktor Dammertz OSB, Abbot Primate Emeritus, celebrated nine decades of life and ministry during a simple but beautiful Mass at the Archabbey of Sankt Ottilien on Saturday, 8 June 2019. See details here.