Two Moves at the Vicariate of Rome

Source: FSSPX News

Pope Francis made two appointments published on April 8, 2024, which go in the direction of a movement of “Rome towards the Vatican,” as noted by Avvenire, the official press organ of the Conference of Bishops of Italy.

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis is leaving the position of archpriest of the Papal Basilica of the Lateran and vicar for the diocese of Rome (which he has occupied since 2017) to assume the post of major penitentiary of the Church. The office has been vacant since the departure of Cardinal Mauro Piacenza.

At the same time, the Pope moved Daniele Libanori, until now auxiliary bishop of Rome, to the Curia. The Jesuit found himself appointed to an ad hoc mission created especially to justify his removal.