Salesian Named to Lead Theology Academy

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 6, 2009 ( Salesian Father Manlio Sodi has been named the president of the Pontifical Academy of Theology.

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Benedict XVI selected Father Sodi, already an ordinary member of the academy, as the president of the Rome-based academy, the Vatican reported today.

The academy, founded in 1718 and renewed by Pope John Paul II in 1999, is dedicated to the promotion of the dialogue between faith and reason.

Father Sodi has recently authored a pamphlet on the liturgy, titled “Il Messale di Pio V, Perché la Messa in Latino nel 3rd Millennio” (The Missal of Pius V: Why the Latin Mass in the Third Millennium?).

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