Many years ago, the late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, went to the Basilica of St. Cecilia in Trastevere, where a friend of mine was rector. The rector, was traditionally inclined and was also a papal MC himself. Therefore, he dug into the treasures of the basilica and made sure laid out for the Holy Father were the proper vestments of his office as Roman Pontiff…. including the papal fanon.
I believe this is the only time John Paul II wore the fanon.
The seriously p.o.’d papal Master of Ceremonies at the time, the unhappy fellow in the photo behind the Pope, was then Msgr. Magee.
From today’s bolletino we read:
Il Santo Padre ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale della diocesi di Cloyne (Irlanda), presentata da S.E. Mons. John Magee, in conformità al can. 401 § 2 del Codice di Diritto Canonico.
Most Rev. John Magee, Bp. of Cloyne (Cork) has resigned after apologizing for any part he may have played in the suffering of victims of abuse by priests during his tenure.
On a happier note relating to Cork, there will be Tenebrae during the Triduum at the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul with musical settings by De Victoria.
Maundy Thursday 1st april 2010 at 10am
Good Friday 2nd april 2010 at 10am
Holy Saturday 3rd april 2010 at 10am
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Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Cork City, 021-4276573
Brick by brick.