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Roman Notes

Deacon Zlatko Brauchler of the diocese Cassano, born into a Danube Swabian family, attended grammar school in Wolfratshausen (Bavaria), studied in Zagreb 2016-2018 and Rome and is a member of the RIGG. Cardinal Kurt Koch, also a member of the RIGG, will perform the ordination at St Peter's on 7 October.


Dr Marco Aimone (Vercelli/Swindon) and prof. Stefan Heid (Rome) are offering a 10-hour course on liturgical devices in early church times. The course will take place on 4, 5, 6 and 18 December at the Pontifical Institute for Christian Archaeology.


Daniel Zucker, a member of the RIGG, will make his simple profession of vows to the Dominicans in S. Maria sopra Minerva on 8 September, the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, at 6 pm. Zucker is a distant relative of Stephan Ehses, director of the RIGG from 1895 to 1926. Zucker studied philosophy and theology in Rome and Vienna.

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, a connoisseur and researcher of Vatican II whom he even considers the "più grande ermeneuta del Concilio", as a cardinal. He represents a hermeneutic that Pope Benedict XVI summed up in his address to the Curia on 22 December 2005 as "hermeneutics of reform instead of hermeneutics of rupture".

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