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“Philip the presbyter and legate of the Apostolic See said: There is no doubt, and in fact it has been known in all ages, that the holy and most blessed Peter, prince and head of the apostles, pillar of the faith, and foundation of the Catholic Church, received the keys of the kingdom from our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the human race, and that to him was given the power of loosing and binding sins: who down even to today and forever both lives and judges in his successors. The holy and most blessed pope Celestine, according to due order, is his successor and holds his place, and us he sent to supply his place in this holy synod.”
— Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431)

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Photographs • Cardinal Lercaro (Consilium President)
published 23 September 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

ARDINAL GIACOMO LERCARO (1891-1976) was Archbishop of Bologna and served as President of the Consilium For The Implementation Of The Constitution on the Liturgy. He turned his episcopal palace into an orphanage and was mentioned numerous times in Bugnini’s book. Click here for color images.

CARDINAL LERCARO should not be confused with CARDINAL LARRAONA, the Spanish Cardinal (1887-1973) who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites from 1962 to 1968, and had participated in the preparation of the 1917 Code of Canon Law.

Here’s a letter from Pope Paul VI to Cardinal Lercaro (9 January 1968):

At this time, when with an admirable spirit of service and dedication you relinquish the responsibilities of the presidency of the Consilium, mainly for reasons of health, we wish to express to you again our lively and sincere thanks.

We are conscious of the work you have devoted to directing this institution, which originated from the concern and work of the conciliar Fathers. We know how much effort you have put into establishing a method of work and strengthening the activity of the Consilium.

The Lord Jesus, the eternal High Priest, will not leave unrewarded the rich crown of merits you have acquired by a faithful service that has taken so much of your energies. This is what we ask of him for the sake of your continued well-being and happiness.

As a testimony of our constant good will, we gladly bestow our special apostolic blessing on you and with affection extend it to the entire beloved Archdiocese of Bologna.