Monday 25 May 2009

Monsignor Mario Marini

It has been reported that Msgr. Mario Marini, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, has died. Of your charity, pray for the repose of his soul.

Monsignor Marini was a Priest of the Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia. In March 2007, he was appointed as Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Commission and later succeeded Msgr. Perl as Secretary. Up to that time, he had been Undersecretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He had previously worked in the Secretariat of State and the Congregation for the Clergy. He was also a canon of the chapter of the Vatican Basilica. He was 72 years old.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.