Archbishop Piero Marini was born in Valverde, Italy in 1942 and was ordained a priest of the Catholic Church in 1965. He holds a doctorate in liturgy from the Benedictine College of Sant'Anselmo, Rome. In 1975, Marini became secretary to Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, the chief architect of the liturgical reforms that followed Vatican II. From 1987 to 2007, Marini was the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, officiating at all papal ceremonies at the right hand of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI during that time. He was appointed and ordained Titular Bishop of Martirano, southern Italy, in 1998 and in September 2003 he was raised to the rank of Archbishop.
On 1 October 2007 after twenty years as Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.According to Pastor Bonus, published under Pope John Paul II, the work of this committee is making "ever better known, loved and served, Our Lord Jesus Christ in his Eucharistic Mystery, as centre of the life of the Church and of its mission for the salvation of the world through the celebration of International Eucharistic Congresses". With that spirit, Archbishop Marini participates in the 50th International Eucharistic Congress by giving an address entitled Giovanni Paolo II e il Concilio Vaticano Secondo, workshops on St. Columbanus of Bobbio (the patron saint of the International Eucharistic Congress) and presiding at liturgies during the week.
|Events||Monday 11th June – Talk: Giovanni Paolo II e il Concilio Vaticano Secondo (Italian)
Tuesday 12th June – Workshop: San Columbano di Bobbio (Italian)
Thursday 14th June – Worskhop: St. Columbanus of Bobbio (English)
Saturday 16th June – Morning Prayer (English & Italian)
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