Top official leaves Vatican doctrine office

In yet another shakeup of a department in the Roman Curia, the Vatican announced on January 10 that a high-ranking official in the Holy See’s doctrinal congregation is on his way out and will now lead an Italian diocese.

Jan 14, 2022

Archbishop Giacomo Morandi


ROME:
In yet another shakeup of a department in the Roman Curia, the Vatican announced on January 10 that a high-ranking official in the Holy See’s doctrinal congregation is on his way out and will now lead an Italian diocese.

In a January 10 Vatican statement, it was announced that Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, until now secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), is leaving his Vatican post and will take over as the new leader of the Italian Diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla.

Morandi, 56, who was named secretary of the CDF in 2017, will replace outgoing Reggio Emilia Bishop Massimo Camisasca, who is 75, the mandated retirement age for bishops.

His exit marks the latest shakeup in the Roman Curia in recent months. No reasons were cited for Morandi’s exit from the Vatican; however, some observers believe it could be related to disagreement with Pope Francis’s decision to issue a decree last year restricting access to the Latin Mass.

No successor has yet been named for Morandi, but he could be replaced by Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who has served as an adjunct secretary to the CDF since 2018. -- cruxnow.com

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