Msgr. Mario Marini, RIP

In your charity please pray for the soul of Msgr. Mario Marini, a friend of mine, who died on Sunday morning.

He died of cancer, which had metastasized aggressively.

Msgr. Marini was the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" and before that the Under Secretary at the CDWDS.  He was a Canon of St. Peter’s Basilica.

He was a man of exceptionally good humor and clear thought.

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  1. Absolutely. Prayers here.

  2. Patricia Gonzalez says:

    Sad news, Father. You’re both in my prayers.

  3. prof. basto says:

    Terrible news. Be assured of the prayers.

  4. Mike says:

    Not to be confused with the evil Piero Marini…requiescat in pace…

  5. TNCath says:

    Father Z. wrote: “exceptionally good humor and clear thought”

    What a wonderful personality Msgr. Marini must have had. I have always been intrigued with the Canons at St. Peter’s, especially at Vespers on Sunday afternoons and at the Sunday Solemn Masses at the Altar of the Chair. The ones I have met have always been extremely kind. I’m not 100% sure which one was Msgr. Marini, but I will definitely pray for the repose of his soul.

  6. Tom Lanter says:

    Fr. Z.:

    My wife and I will have a Mass read for his soul.

    Tom Lanter

  7. nick says:


    As to Archbishop Piero Marini being “evil,” all I can say is that he stood at the Pope’s elbow for decades and didn’t seem to displease his master nor did he receive the paternal correction that most of us would have thought desirable.

  8. Gloria says:

    A sad loss. I will offer a rosary for the repose of his soul.

  9. Aww, Father, I am so sorry to hear about this loss.

    Of course I will pray for Msgr Marini.

  10. Father Z,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I will remember him in my prayers.

    Eternal memory!

  11. Immaculatae says:

    Praying for Msgr. Marini.

  12. Dr. Eric says:

    Requiescat in pace.

  13. irishgirl says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, Father Z…

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord…

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