Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Archbishop Marini in Brazil

Archbishop Piero Marini, the Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations was in Brazil recently to check out the vestments which will be used by the Pope and the other celebrants during the Pope's upcoming visit to Brazil next may where he open the 5th General Conference of the Episcopate of Latin America.

This ecclesial meeting will gather pastors from Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as from the United States, Spain and Portugal. The prelates that will attend represent almost half the world's Catholics.

He was also at the Benedictine Sao Bento Monastery where the Holy Father will be staying.
Archbishop Marini can be seen in clericals here, out of the choir dress we usually see him in. Interesting.
Vatican special envoy Monsignor Piero Marini, second from left, checks the chasubles proposed to be used by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Brazil next May, in Sao Paulo, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)


Vatican special envoy Monsignor Piero Marini, second from right , and Dom Odilo Scherer, general secretary of The Brazilian Confederation of Bishops, right, visit the Sao Bento Monastery in Sao Paulo, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. Sao Bento Monastery is the place where Pope Benedict XVI will stay during his visit to Brazil next May. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

2 comments:

éric said...

The chasuble is rather plain...

Andrew said...

Yes it is, very. One wonders what happened to the wonderful embroidery and brilliant colours that Brazil is famous for.