THE MONASTIC COMMUNITY JOYFULLY ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF THE 192ND ORDINARY ABBOT OF THE TERRITORIAL ABBEY OF MONTECASSINO.

This morning the news which was long awaited and wished for arrived: the Abbey of Montecassino has its new Abbot.

His Most Reverend Excellency Father Abbot Donato Ogliari was called to guide the Abbey of Montecassino by His Holiness Pope Francis.

Father Donato Ogliari, until yesterday the Abbot of Santa Maria la Scala Abbey in Noci, Bari, will be the 192nd Abbot of Montecassino after 16 months in which the Abbey was guided by the Apostolic Administrator Don Augusto Ricci after the resignation of His Excellency Abbot Emeritus Pietro Vittorelli.

 

The news was welcomed with great joy by the Monastic Community which recalls the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Benedict as Primary Patron of all of Europe.

Our thanks goes to Don Augusto Ricci O. S. B. for his work done in the dioceses and in the Abbey and our best wishes go to Father Abbot Donato Ogliari for the beginning of this important journey.