Experience

Past:

 

  • Rector of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Montesanto (home to the Mass of Artists)

  • Chaplain at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary

  • Director of the Office of Liturgy of the Vicariate of Rome, 1991-2011

 

Current:

 

  • Since 1991, Master of the Pontifical Lateran Choir at St. John Lateran, the Roman Pontifical Cathedral

  • Rector of the Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere (patron saint of musicians)

  • Consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

  • Chairman of the Diocesan Commission for Sacred Art and Cultural Heritage

  • Member of the Council of Priests

  • Professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, the University of the Holy Cross and the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music

  • Since 1997, appointed a Virtuous Academician of the Pontifical Insignia of Fine Arts and Virtuous Literature at the Pantheon where he is also the spiritual assistant

  • Since 1984, founder and director of the Choir of the Diocese of Rome (Il Coro della Diocesi di Roma)

  • In 2016, he was chosen by Pope Francis as one of 1,142 priests worldwide to be named as a Missionary of Divine Mercy to local parishes during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Each received the mandate to preach about God's mercy and was given special authority to pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See

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