As a result of what IlMessaggero.it (September 18) calls "the revolution" begun by Francis, a simple priest, Father Fabio Rosini, will for the first time preside a Eucharist at Saint Peter's central altar which for centuries was reserved for Popes but recently was also used by cardinals.
Not even the canons of St. Peter's whom Francis hates, may celebrate there. Rosini, a former professional violoncellist and parish priest, is the Vocation Director of the Roman Diocese. He belongs to the Neo-catechumenal Way and is known for his youth sermons.
At the October 2 Eucharist, all priests are invited to co-preside. Francis himself suddenly stopped presiding on this Altar for months in 2020 but he kept his regular three meals a day.
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