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A Faithful Bishop

The small diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro, which includes the Republic of San Marino and surrounding Italian areas in the Marche, has a Bishop who could not remain silent regarding the correct reception of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

15 December 2007

"Our Bishop Luigi sent to the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, the telegram we report below to serve as a sign of the gratitude of our Particular Church of San Marino-Montefeltro for the promulgation of the Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum Cura", reconfirming, at the same time, fidelity to the Person and to the Magisterium of the Pope".

Motu proprio “Summorum Pontificum”

Telegram sent by our Bishop Luigi to the Holy Father Benedict XVI

Most Blessed Father,

The Diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro, together with its Pastor, has received with gratitude and responsibility the Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum", recognizing in yhe directives proposed by Your Holiness a wider possibility for the education of the Christian people towards a faith which becomes truly a part of the person and a living presence in the entire society.

Our Diocese has not been able but to feel sorry for the persistent silence of many in the Catholic world which seems to reveal at least discomfort, if not distance, from Your directives, and cannot refrain from indicating as a source of concern the taking of public positions which have sounded problematic in comparison with the Magisterium of Your Holiness.

Your Holiness, our Diocese is small but has always been unconditionally faithful to the person and to the Magisterium of the Successor of Peter. We trust therefore that this our faithfulness, which we have willed to express with this gesture, may comfort You in Your service. We only ask for us the Apostolic Blessing.

Pennabilli, 15 December 2007.

+ Mons. Luigi Negri
Bishop of San Marino-Montefeltro

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