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Monday, 19 December 2011


Franco Lovignana
Following the retirement of Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi, Franco Lovignana was appointed the Bishop elect of the Catholic Diocese of Aosta on 9th November 2011 and was on 18th December consecrated Bishop by Archbishop Cesare Nosigia as the principal consecrator and Bishops Giuseppe Anfossi and Alberto Maria Careggio. Bishop Franco Lovignana was born on 22nd November 1957 at Aosta, he was ordained a priest for the diocese of Aosta on 21st June 1981 by Bishop Ovidio Lari.

After his ordination, he obtained a licentiate in Dogmatic  Theology in 1983. From October 1984 to 2005 he was professor of theology at the seminary. From 1984 to 1995 he was pastor at Rhêmes-Notre-Dame from 1994 to 1995 and pastor in solidum Introd Rhêmes-Saint-Georges. In the same year he was spiritual adviser to the Central Council of the Society of St. Vincent de 'Paul and secretary of the diocesan synod (1987-1993). In 1995 he was appointed Vice rector of the diocesan seminary and in 1997 he was made the rector. Since October 1995, he has been the Episcopal Vicar for the pastoral and canonical collegiate insignia of Saints Peter and Orso of Aosta. Till his episcopal appointment, he was also the vicar general of the diocese of Aosta.

We wish him a spirit-filled apostolate in the Lord's vineyard as a Bishop.

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