Rorate Caeli

News from the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP)

As reported by various French Traditionalist Catholic blogs, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has appointed Dom Antoine Forgeot OSB, Abbot Emeritus of Fontgombault, as "Commissioner Plenipotentiary"  of the Holy See for the Institute of the Good Shepherd, and therefore its Superior, for a period of six months. The appointment was made in the aftermath of continuing dissensions within the IBP over last year's elections to the position of Superior General of the same institute. Apparently, one of the responsibilities of Dom Antoine will be the holding of new elections for that position. 

Dom Antoine Forgeot was the Abbot of Fontgombault from 1971 to 2011.

(For the background, see Rorate's post last year: Sore loser.)