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Master of Papal Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini, turns 50

2015-01-31

Almost everyone can recognize this face, but few know what he really does. Msgr. Guido Marini follows Pope Francis in all liturgical ceremonies he presides over.

He also worked for Benedict XVI, and was at the center of the world's attention as the conclave started.

Msgr. Marini is the Master of the Pope's Liturgical Celebrations. He turns 50 today. Born in Genoa, he is expert in Canon Law. Since 2007, he oversees all papal ceremonies and also deals with liturgical matters in the Church.

His task may look way too practical, but has a lot of significance, as he told ROME REPORTS.

MSGR. GUIDO MARINI (March 2010)
Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations
"The center of the liturgy is the presence of the mystery of the Lord. The liturgy must be designed to preserve that mystery.”

Msgr. Marini also accompanies Popes in their travels around the world. One of the moments he remembers the best was when a storm hit Madrid during World Youth Day in 2011.

MONS. GUIDO MARINI (October 2011)
Master Liturgical Celebrations
"It was, of course, a quite unexpected event. We had to make decision quickly. It's was a very special moment, full of divine providence. The Pope choose to stay, a decision that bring him closer to all the young people attending.”

Msgr. Marini is one of the Pope's closest aides. His discreet work is among the most important for the Church.


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