Archbishop Filippo Santoro

Memores Domini. The Pope nominates Archbishop Santoro as special delegate

We publish the statement of the Holy See on the change of leadership of the Association with the appointment of the Archbishop of Taranto.

The Holy Father Francis, taking to heart the experience of Memores Domini and recognizing in its charism a manifestation of God’s grace, has ordered a change in the management of the Association, appointing as his special delegate His Excellency Bishop Filippo Santoro, archbishop of Taranto.

The special delegate, as of 25 September 2021, will temporarily assume, ad nutum of the Apostolic See, with full powers, the governance of the Association, in order to safeguard its charism and preserve the unity of its members. At the same time, the current general government of the Association will lapse.

The Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life has appointed Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J., as pontifical assistant for canonical matters relating to the Association.