Yesterday I took possession of my “Titular Church” in Rome, Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Monte Mario section of the city.
Every Cardinal has a Church in Rome because, originally, the Cardinal were the priests of Rome — and it is they who elect the Bishop of Rome, our Holy Father.
It was a wonderful parish celebration! The Church was packed with families for whom Our Lady of Guadalupe is a home. Afterwards, there was a wonderful luncheon in the parish hall. They made me feel like a real pastor!
Caro Don Franco Mammoli, il vero parocco; brother priests, deacons,…