Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, praised the Communist state as “extraordinary”, saying: “You do not have shantytowns, you do not have drugs, young people do not take drugs”. Instead, there is a “positive national conscience”.
The Vicar General of the Diocese of Cagliari, Monsignor Francesco Puddu, announced on the website of the Diocese of Sardinia a declaration to the faithful following the activities of Fr. Alessandro Maria Minutella.
Here is the text:
“This person, after alternating the events, had the prohibition to celebrate mass in the diocese of Belluno due to his total adhesion to the group of followers of Don Alessandro Maria Minutella, who was excommunicated by Bishop Corrado Lorefice, Archbishop of Palermo by decree of the August 15, 2018, for crimes of heresy and schism, with the addition that “the assent to the heretical doctrines taught by the Reverend Minutella and the formal adherence to the schism that he committed constitutes a grave offense against God.
“This implies, for those who perform these acts, the excommunication latae sententiae established by the law of the Church.
“Therefore, we invite the faithful not to participate in these meetings so as not to incur the same canonical sanction.”
The vicar general Mons. Francesco Puddu
Don Alessandro Maria Minutella (1973) is a priest of the diocese of Palermo and a former parish priest of the parish of San Gregorio, father in Boccadifalco. He obtained his doctorate in dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Sicily with a thesis on the relationship between the theology of purgatory and the mysticism of the dark night in Saint Catherine of Genoa and author of books on Christian eschatology.
In 2017 he was suspended to divinis and in 2018 he received two excommunications for becoming the leader of a traditionalist community of Palermo called “Piccola Nazareth” in open opposition to Pope Francis and progressive Catholicism.