Piano di Sorrento, the Archconfraternity of Death and Prayer takes the field to claim the “Ius Patronatus”
Piano di Sorrento. After the news of the transfer of Don Pasquale Irolla, we go back to talking about the I.us Patronatus, or the right of the faithful of some parishes to elect their own parish priest. A right that has been denied for too long and that is now right and right to claim.
He intervenes on this point by Michele Gargiulo, Prior of the Archconfraternity of Death and Prayer who is organizing a meeting on the subject that will take place in the last week of June in the Basilica of San Michele Arcangelo: “The right of patronage, what we simply often dismiss as the right of the Carottese people to elect their own parish priest, has instead a great story behind it of devotion and faith and in particular of a people who have been close to their community for centuries, to their own church.
Why talk about the right of patronage? On the eve of my second term, the Government of the Archconfraternity set an appointment to claim this right, among many other things, which was also a right that had a strong presence in the history of our Archconfraternity, to which our Archconfraternity had contributed in an important way.
Is this right current? Is it right to reiterate this? Is it right to ask for respect for this tradition which has its foundation in the initial stages of our parish community?
On 4 February 2018 from the altar, between the programmatic lines, we talked about this, the fact of wanting to claim the right of patronage.
I, therefore, look forward to seeing you for the last week (we will define the date) in the Basilica of San Michele Arcangelo to talk about this right, to seek help from everyone, to make it clear why today in 2022 the right of patroness is still culturally and historically important. and especially as a participation in the faith of our Carottese people ».