The Lay Centre was happy to welcome Msgr. Nicola Filippi once again for our Wednesday, weekly Mass and dinner. Msgr. Filippi has served as Secretary under the last Cardinal Vicar of Rome, His Eminence Camillo Cardinal Ruini, and is currently Secretary of His Eminence Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the present Vicar of Rome. Msgr. Filippi is also responsible for the formation of permanent deacons in the Diocese of Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rome in 1995 and completed his Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Msgr. Filippi shared with us about the most recent pastoral initiatives of the Diocese of Rome and how this has impacted the Church world-wide. This was the fifth time Msgr. Filippi visited the Lay Centre, a tradition which we look forward to keeping!