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The Pope did not change his Master of ceremonies and, already three months ago, he reconfirmed for another 5 years, Monsignor Guido Marini, from Genoa, at the head of the office of the papal liturgical celebrations since 2007.
In recent weeks, even though Marini had been already re-confirmed, rumours on a possible change had spread inside the Vatican palaces. Actually, the relationship between the Pope and his master of ceremonies remains solid and Francis quite appreciates the fidelity of Monsignor Marini, who is tasked with overseeing every papal liturgical celebration: both those that take place in the Vatican and Rome, and those "out" of the Country.
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Marini is at his third five-year mandate in the Vatican. His predecessors were, Monsignor Virgilio Noè (later cardinal), who was the Master of ceremonies of Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II from 1970 to 1982. His successor, the Irish John Magee, formerly special secretary of Popes Montini and Luciani, who was master of ceremonies from 1982 to early 1987, when he was nominated bishop of Cloyne. And finally, Piero Marini, promoted from Master of ceremonies to Bishop, who led the office of the papal liturgical celebrations from 1987 to 2007, year he was replaced, at the behest of Pope Ratzinger, by the homonymous Guido.
Born in Genoa on January 31, 1965,...
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