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Tuscany: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Tuscany: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Carrara (MS), 16 September 2023 – The Tuscan Delegation solemnly celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Cathedral of Carrara.
The solemn Eucharistic concelebration was exceptionally presided over by His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Ernest Simoni, concelebrant His Most Reverend Excellency Monsignor Alberto Silvani, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Volterra. The concelebration was attended by the Vice Prior of the Tuscan Delegation Father Donato Mollica, the Pastor of the Cathedral of Carrara Monsignor Raffaello Piagentini, and the Knight of Ecclesiastical Grace Father Emanuele Borserini, Parish administrator in nine parishes of the Diocese of Massa Carrara – Pontremoli.
The Delegate Ranieri Gastone Adorni Braccesi, with Knights Luciano Giorgio Giannelli, Gaetano Castello, respectively Coordinator and Secretary of the Delegation, and Angelo Ragnoni, Provincial Representative of Massa Carrara, welcomed the Grand Chancellor, His Excellency Prince Don Francesco Ruspoli, who attended the ceremony, with various civil and military authorities.
The Vice Prior Father Donato Mollica transmitted the greetings of the Prior of the Delegation H.E. Monsignor Simone Giusti, Bishop of Livorno, and those of H.E. Monsignor Gianni Ambrosio, former Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Massa Carrara – Pontremoli and Prior of the Delegation of Emilia Romagna.
During the morning, the Tuscan Delegation, led by Prince Ruspoli, accompanied His Eminence Cardinal Simoni for a visit to the marble quarries of Michelangelo, guests of the Knight Officer Franco Barattini.
On the initiative of Knight Angelo Ragnoni, the Tuscan Delegation has donated to His Eminence a valuable crucifix set in marble in memory of his visit to Carrara.
The day ended with a convivial breakfast attended by the Knights, their families, friends, and local authorities.

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