Note that Msgr. Maurice Monier was appointed PRO-Dean. That means that Pinto is not necessarily retired. As a matter of fact it looks like Pinto is staying in place, according to a well-placed friend. So, BOTH Pinto and Monier will be wheeling in that chair at the circular table.
On the other hand, Catholic Hierarchy lists him as Dean Emeritus.
____ Originally Published on: Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:32
A while back Msgr. Vito Pinto – then-Dean of the Roman Rota – made disparaging remarks about the Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia on Amoris laetitia. At the time I observed that Pinto was 75 (aka retirement age).
Today I observe at L’Osservatore Romano that a new pro-Dean of the Rota has been appointed: Msgr. Maurice Monier of the Diocese of Le Puy-en-Velay.
It is tempting to conclude that the timing of the appointment has something to do with Pinto’s explosive gaffe in his talk. However, I’m pretty sure that that is not what happened. It was time for Pinto to be retired anyway. Pintos exploded after all.